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Beehive Collective to depict impact of coal at art center

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND – “The True Cost of Coal,” a presentation by The Beehive Design Collective, will be presented at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Student Union Ballroom at 5 p.m. Monday (April 11).
     The Beehive Design Collective is a political artist collective based in rural Maine that engages students in an interactive storytelling presentation using cartoons to illustrate natural resource extraction and how it affects the environment and communities in Louisiana. 
     The group promises “an interactive, visual tour of the connections between mountain removal, climate change, and the struggle for justice in Appalachia and throughout the world.”
     For more information about The Beehive Collective and the event, contact Cathy Thurmond at, or visit the group’s website at

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