Mid-Maine Community Forum features the Beehive Design Collective

Detail from Mesoamerica Resiste - being featured at this month's Mid-Maine Community Forum
Detail from Mesoamerica Resiste - being featured at this month's Mid-Maine Community Forum
Posted Aug. 28, 2013, at 9:39 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:53 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: First Universalist Church of Pittsfield, corner of Easy and Main streets, PIttsfield, ME

For more information: Holly Zadra; 207-487-2706

The Mid-Maine Community Forum invites you to its forum featuring

Artwork and Storytelling

by The Beehive Design Collective

Thursday, September 5, at 6:30PM

at the First Universalist Church of Pittsfield

on the corner Easy Street and Main

The Mid-Maine Community Forum is excited to open its 2013 fall forum series with the Beehive Design Collective Thursday, September 5, at 6:30pm at the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield.

The Beehive Design Collective, a non-profit political arts organization based out of Machias and dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots”, will work with art students at Pittsfield’s Maine Central Institute during the day and then present to the general public in the evening.

Appreciated internationally for their educational graphics campaigns, regionally for their stone mosaic murals and apprentice program, and locally for their dedication to the revitalization of the Machias Valley Grange Hall, the touring swarms present narrative picture-lectures at over 300 locations in the Western Hemisphere. Now, they will share Mesoamerica Resiste, the final installment in a 9-year trilogy of graphics that began with posters about Free Trade and the Drug War, and reflects the bees’ efforts to go beyond illustrating bad news to also sharing stories of collective action and inspiration.

Through storytelling and art, the artists work together with communities to illuminate the connections between single issues and the big picture to offer healthy and visual representations of the complex and overwhelming issues our society faces.

Please join us to learn more about the Hive’s ambitious, organic, thrilling, effective, and challenging work, followed by Q&A.

The Forum is free and open to all. Donations are welcome.

The Mid-Maine Community Forum creates opportunities to engage community members in conversations about topics that shape our community and our world.