A talk by Richard Saxton, founder and creative director of the US arts collective M12 at 8pm on Tuesday, July 15th.

To mark the publication of

A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier,

The Courthouse Gallery in Ennistymon will host a talk by

Richard Saxton,

founder and creative director of the US arts collective M12

at 8pm on Tuesday, July 15th.

 Please join us. 

country hits

A Decade of Country Hits documents ten years of collective works initiated by Richard Saxton in rural communities around the world, from the American Midwest and Southwest to parts of Europe, Australia, and South America.

This richly illustrated volume includes essays by international artists and curators

Marjetica Potrč, Chris Sauter and Fernando García-Dory, 

by Ian Hunter, director of the LITTORAL Arts Trust,

Marco Marcon, co-founder of International Art Space,

and Kirsten Stoltz, programming director of M12.

Preview copies will be on view at the Courthouse Gallery [publication available to order].

Richard Saxton is a visual artist and educator currently living in Colorado, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is the founder and creative director of the M12 Collective, an interdisciplinary group that creates and supports experiential projects exploring the value of rural communities and their surrounding landscapes.

The M12 Collective’s recent exhibitions and commissioned works have appeared at the Kalmar Konstmuseum; the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale; the Chicago Cultural Center, Franklin Street Works; the Wormfarm Institute; the 2011 Australian Biennial spaced: art out of place; and the 2010 Biennial of the Americas

Richard Saxton is visiting Ireland as part of an ongoing collaboration with Fiona Woods on the project collection of minds #5, which is taking place in Ireland and the US in 2014/15. This project has received support from the Arts Council of Ireland and from Clare County Arts Office. 

A Decade of Country Hits: art on the rural frontier

Edited by: Margo Handwerker and Richard Saxton

Featuring works by: Richard Saxton, the municipalWORKSHOP, and the M12 Collective

Graphic design: Peter de Kan/545 pages/softcover/English/23.5 x 17 cm/ISBN 987-94-90322-40-3/ $39.95

Publisher: Jap Sam Books, www.japsambooks.nl/Distributor for North America & Canada: RAM Publications & Distribution, www.rampub.com