The Beehive Design Collective is bringing its unique brand of artistry to South Texas College. Sp0nsored by the college’s Visual Arts and Music Department, during its visit to STC the group will discuss how it crafts visual metaphors and weaves them together in a patchwork “quilt” of personal stories. In their interactive picture-lectures, the group leads its audience through an engaging, larger-than-life banner version of the graphic, interweaving anecdotes, statistics and history.
Members of the collective have experimented with many formats and workshop styles, including working in small groups with posters, cutting up scenes from posters, doing strategy/community organizing training alongside the poster talks, sharing the process of researching and making the posters.
The group will hold a lecture and a workshop at the college’s Pecan Campus Art Building Visual Arts Gallery (Building B, Room 103) on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The lecture begins at 10 a.m. and the design workshop begins at 1 p.m.
Also, on view now through April 12, 2012 in the same location are pieces from the collective’s “The True Cost of Coal” narrative graphic. The graphic is the culmination of an intensive and collaborative research process, where team members interviewed hundreds of community members throughout the Appalachia region.
Admission to the lecture, workshop and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more information about STC’s Visual Arts and Music Program call 956-872-2503.