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Bee Arts: Prototypes from the HIVE-March 2016

Friday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, April 17, 5:00 p.m.

Concourse Gallery

Reception: Friday, March 25, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, March 29, noon
Amanda Degener, Irve Dell, D. Mort Eicher, Becky Masterman, and Marcus Young

Gallery Talk: Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Christine Baeumler, Shawn McConneloug, Mary Ludington, Robert Rosen, and Peng Wu

A collaboration between the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), the University of Minnesota Bee Squad and The Gymnasium, Bee Arts is a group committed to engaging with and supporting artists working with themes of pollinators and the environment. In 2015 Bee Arts began enacting a series of events and opportunities for artists and scientists interested in “cross-pollinating” knowledge and ideas about bees.

Last October, a two-day long Innovation Workshop hosted by The Gymnasium brought together a diverse group of people to innovate around the topic of “Hive.” The 25 participants represented fields of poetry, theatre, dance, musical and sound composition, digital technologies, and visual arts (including installation-based, conceptual and public art), as well as beekeeping, entomology, botany, physics, chemistry, and archaeology.  By fostering communication and creativity between participants and mixing diverse perspectives and knowledge bases, the Hive innovation workshop provided a strong platform for artists and scientists to connect, collaborate, and generate ideas.

Bee Arts: Prototypes from the Hive documents the weekend’s innovative processes and showcases three resulting prototypes that emerged from the collaborations.