The Sequatchie Valley Institute will host the Mountain Honey Bash on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. at JJ's Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd.
Organizers said, "This is a benefit for The Beehive Collective's poster project to help end mountain top removal. ADDC, Ogya and more will be on hand.
There is a $5 donation requested.
"The Beehive Collective" will be coming to Chattanooga on Nov. 19, sponsored by the Cress Gallery at UTC and Sequatchie Valley Institute.
"The Beehive Collective" is "a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, art-activist collective that has gained international attention for its collaboratively produced graphics campaigns...." Their current work-in-progress concerns Mountain Top Removal, a coal mining practice in which entire mountains are blown up to get at the coal seam a thousand feet down. Coal extracted in this process makes up about 5% of our energy supply.
Organizers encourage people to insulate, use less energy and reduce their energy needs.
Organizers said, "The graphic campaigns of the Beehive Collective are the product of interviews and exchanges focused on the globally pertinent issues of our time...Extensive travel and dialogue with communities affected...forms the source of stories, history, and inspiration that comprise our imagery. This gathered information is then woven together and converted to drawings to create the intricate quilt of our visual narratives. The result is a circuit of progressions and contrasts, entirely hand-illustrated, that inform and engage the viewer throughout their navigation of the graphic."-excerpted from www.thebeehivecollective.org
The bees would be happy to do interviews and plan to be in town on Nov. 19 for a demonstration of their work. Times and places will be announced, but tentatively UTC Fine Arts lobby from 3-5 p.m. and GreenSpaces from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Events are free and open to the public. Donations to help with the MTR poster project accepted.
Please contact the Sequatchie Valley Institute if you can donate some honey/money to bring The Beehive Collective to Chattanooga, at 423 949-5922.