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Beehive Collective: Grassroots Resistance to Corporate Globalization

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Friday, June 28 2024
6:30pm
doors at 6:00pm
TICKETS
Free with RSVP
 

Join the Beehive Collective for a pop-up exhibition of their radical large format prints, interactive storytelling of their collaboratively produced, epic illustrations, and group discussion.

The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. Working as word-to-image translators of complex global stories informed by affected communities, the Beehive has launched graphics campaigns that have had major impacts in social and environmental movements worldwide. Active for a quarter-century, the Bees have distributed over a quarter million copies of their prints, and have been invited to present their work, tour, and give lectures at conferences, festivals, galleries, museums, community centres and universities on every continent. Their MesoAmerica Resiste graphic took 23 members of the collective over 9 years to complete, and they’ve recently published a rhyming storybook to complement their large mural artwork entitled “The True Cost of Coal“. 

Three artists from the Beehive Collective stand speaking in front of a gigantic print— at least 12 feet high and 20 feet wide. It's hung between trees outside and an audience of sits on the grass in front.

🕯️ The dance show of the summer is Scapegoat Garden’s Liturgy|Order|Bridge. The Hartford-based company calls upon Black church traditions and ideas of faith, nature, fashion, and experimentation in their limited performance run June 20-22. Tickets available now, presented by SPACE at Mechanics’ Hall. 🕯️