Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NEWS!! THE BEEHIVE DESIGN COLLECTIVE WILL BE

 SWARMING  OUR 
"FIELD PROJECTS" SPACE
 AT
 PLIGHT OF THE POLLINATORS!!!!! 


www.beehivecollective.org

We are so excited!!We just got news that the Beehive Design Collective will be gracing some of our walls with their intricately illustrated murals at our Plight of the Pollinators show!!YAY!!We are so honored to have them!
 The Beehive Design Collective
The Bees are a truly inspirational organization of volunteer artists,and environmental educators/activists that cross pollinate around the country.They bring their extensively researched and labor intensive graphics to parts all over, from museum and university venues to small schools and villages, in a grass roots effort to educate people on critical environmental  issues and social justice.
 From their website site.
"The Bees craft visual metaphors and weave them together in a patchwork “quilt.” In the interactive picture-lectures, they lead audiences through a larger-than-life banner version of the graphic, interweaving anecdotes, statistics, and histories gathered from Mexico to Colombia.  The experience prompts discussion and understanding of contemporary struggles in this era of tremendous change. Los Angeles high school student Megan Jackson remarks, "I still remember your presentation quite vividly.  You made the subject much easier to understand for all of us visual learners. You do a remarkable job at keeping the attention of the audience while teaching about a potentially hard to understand subject." 

 The Beehive Design Collective
“Dismantling Monoculture” is only a sample of the Beehive’s repertoire of graphics campaigns. The Beehive hums with activity, tackling issues as diverse as biotechnology, corporate globalization, food and agriculture, and colonialism. The group’s mission is to “cross-pollinate the grassroots” by creating images that educate the public and deconstruct complex geopolitical issues.  Their body of work is distributed as “anti-copyright;” individuals and organizations are encouraged to reproduce the graphics for non-profit use as a means of circulating information and awareness.

The Beehive Collective is currently booking a nation-wide tour to raise funds for the printing and distribution of the finale graphic in the trilogy, “Mesoamerica Resisté!,”

The Mural "Dismantling Monoculture" was Mural 7 years in the making!!!!!

I have taken the liberty of parsing of their website,(definitely worth an extended visit!), to give you an idea of what an incredibly generous and hard working  crew of artists,researchers,and educators they are.Come out and Support them at the show on June 2nd.Further info on a presentation time will be announced.

 The Beehive's Mission

To cross-pollinate the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools.
In the process of this effort we seek to take the “who made that!?” and “how much does it cost!?” out of our creative endeavors, by anonymously functioning as word-to-image translators of the information we convey. We build, and disseminate these visual tools with the hope that they will self-replicate, and take on life of their own.

 The True Cost Of Coal - The Beehive Design Collective
 The Beehive Design Collective
 The Beehive Design Collective
Check out their Blog on the "True Cost of Coal"
Here!

 The Beehive Design Collective
You Tube has a number of interesting and informative videos on the Bee's. Below is the a video from their KickStarter Campaign which gives a nice overview of what they do. 
PLEASE SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS BY DONATING SOME HONEY!
OR PURCHASING SOME OF THEIR EXQUISITE ARTWORK!


*All Graphics and Imagery courtesy of the Beehive Design Collective*



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