Phil Pietrowski, "The Black Hornet", 2013
M12: The Black Hornet
August 29–October 12, 2013
Events are free, but space is limited—register to secure your spot.
M12 creates interdisciplinary site-based art works, research projects, and education and outreach programs. Working in the fields of sculpture, architecture, and public art and design, they favor projects that are centered in rural areas and which can be developed through dialogical and collaborative approaches. M12 projects explore community identity and the value of often under-represented rural communities and the surrounding landscapes. The group has a holistic organizational philosophy that fuses creative practice, cultural institutionally and education. M12 principal operations are based in Byers and in Last Chance, Colorado, where they run a studio, rural field office, and land-based project site.
The M12 Collective has been featured widely nationally and internationally including the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy, IASKA International Art Biennial in Australia, Yuma Museum and Historical society, The Ornitarium in Denmark, Biennial of the Americas in Colorado, and SILO Art Space in Wisconsin. M12 was just awarded a significant National Endowment for the Arts "Our Town" grant to support the design and implementation of a collaborative project with Swedish art collective Kultivator titled "Gran's University: Ornaments of Knowledge" in Last Chance, Colorado. http://m12studio.org/