The Feed Store. Byers, Colorado. Building materials, social project. 2011–2017.
The Feed Store served as the base of operations for M12 from 2011-2017. Once a bank, post office, grocery store, and feed and ranch supply shop, the 4,000-square-foot building served as the M12 office, studio, workshop, and an experimental space for rural cultural activities. The importance of The Feed Store lies in its presence in small-town America, serving as a transcultural hub where disparate activities and people crossover. The Feed Store hosted over 200 artists, writers, researchers, and university students and shared their work with regional residents through exhibitions, performances and readings. The building was renovated in collaboration with the Art & Rural Environments Field School at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At last check, The Feed Store had tracked over 2000 visitors, was home to 20+ exhibitions, 15+ on-site projects in the region, and the proving grounds for 8 pressed records, 6 published books, and 5 collaborative working group summits.