PITTSFIELD — The Mid-Maine Community Forum announces its forum series with the Beehive Design Collective at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Universalist Church, according to a press release.

The Beehive Design Collective, a nonprofit 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 its educational graphics campaigns, regionally for its stone mosaic murals and apprentice program, and locally for dedication to the revitalization of the Machias Valley Grange, the group offers present narrative picture-lectures at more than 300 locations in the Western Hemisphere. Now, they will share Mesoamerica Resiste, the final installment in a nine-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.

The event will be followed by Q&A. The forum is free and open to all. Donations are welcome.

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