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Meesha Goldberg’s Equilibrium Rites Plus Honey and Venom Group Show at The Hive Gallery, Los Angeles

James Stark Photography Equilibrium Rites
Equilibrium Rites Image Courtesy of James Stark Photography

Every year, 80 billion honeybees are trucked into California’s Central Valley to pollinate nearly one million acres of almonds trees. This past February was history’s greatest gathering of honeybees, coming at a time when hive populations are facing 44% yearly die-off rates and the state copes with drought. During this mass pollination event, a crew of six women costumed in gold performed a five day 100 mile walk through the desert, interviewing farmers and beekeepers along the way. Part performance art, part ritual, part activism, Equilibrium Rites seeks to raise public awareness of this ecological crossroads to instigate healing and inspire creative response to crisis.

Beginning on Saturday, August 6th, Project Director Meesha Goldberg will exhibit a series of evocative visionary oil paintings based on the ritual walk in an exhibition also entitled Equilibrium Rites at LA’s The Hive Gallery. Also on display will be photographs documenting the performance, taken by renowned punk photographer James Stark, along with a short documentary on the experience, and a display of artifacts by Joanna Brook.

Beneath the Land of Milk and Honey

Running concurrently with Goldberg’s solo show will be a bee-themed group show entitled Honey and Venom, which she curated along with gallery director Nathan Cartwright. Participating artists include: Peca, Katelan Foisy, K Lenore Siner, Lana Gentry, Elizabeth Shupe, Kaylee Holz, Theodore Holdt, Inge Vandormael, Liv Rainey-Smith, Kamina Kapow, M de Vena, Denise Bledsoe, Nyahzul Blanco, Evgeniya Golik, Ivonne Escoto, Alex Quintero, Mark Brunner, Joon Alvarado, William J.Dunn, Amanda Sage, Steven “Wireboss” Darden, Nathan Cartwright, Ricardo Ales, and Donna Zoell.

A percentage of all art sales will go towards the establishment of a bee sanctuary in Hawaii, directed by San Francisco bee activist Patricia Algara, who participated in the Equilibrium Rites performance. For more information on the Equilibrium Rites project you can visit This Link.

Equilibrium Rites and Honey and Venom will be on Exhibit through August 26th, 2016, with an Opening Reception that is Free to the Public on Saturday, August 6th, from 8 – 11:00 PM, at The Hive Gallery and Studios, Located at 729 South Spring Street in LA.

Honey and Venom

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Video Clip of The Week: We are Scientists, “Too Late”



Good Morning and Happy Sunday to You! Listen, do you like looking at cute boys, and also supporting important social causes, such as Saving The Bees from extinction? I say yes to both! If you feel similarity, perhaps you will particularly enjoy this weeks video clip, “Too Late” by Brooklyn-based pop band, We are Scientists. Vocalist Keith Murray has that unisex adorable factor down, and, despite the ominous title, the song is very upbeat, with a spiritual bent but still kinda silly. Just watch it and tell me it’s not pretty darn cool on many levels. Save the Bees!

“Too Late” can be found on We are Scientists‘ fifth album Helter Seltzer (oh, the cleverness) which is out digitally on April 22nd and physically on June 3rd, 2016 via 100% Records. Enjoy!

We are Scientists CD Cover

Video Clip of The Week: Destroy This Place, “The Bees”



While it cannot be denied that this week’s featured Video Clip “The Bees,” from Detroit-based quartet Destroy This Place, is an homage to the classic Beehive hairdo — which was popular throughout the 1960s — and a show of old school punk rock force, it also serves as a supportive anthem for the Save The Bees worldwide cause! And for this, I salute them! Save The Bees!

During this frenetically edited, high energy clip, you will flash back to famous Beehives worn by the likes of Elvira, Barbra Streisand, Audrey Hepburn, Priscilla Presley and even Diana Ross, among many other icons of pop culture and fashion! The video is shot in glorious Black & White for period accuracy!

“The Bees” is the scorching lead single from Destroy This Place’s new album, Animal Rites, which was released on October 23rd, 2015 via Forge Again Records. Warning: Not hangover-friendly. Enjoy!

Destroy This Place Band
Destroy This Place Band Photo By Brian Rozman

Honeybees Mandalas By Mary Sweeney

HoneyBee Mandalas By Mary Sweeney
All Photos By Gail

Artist Mary Sweeney’s Honeybees reflect her fascination with insects. These two meticulously rendered Mandalas produce a complex aura that alludes to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of beehives, and how their disease imperils all life on Earth. The lacelike rendering of the stilled bodies rekindles their steady droning, if only in the memory of the viewer.

Honeybees Madala
Photographed at A.I.R Gallery Located at 111 Front Street in DUMBO.

Honeybees Madala Detail