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The Last Great Winter

The Last Great Winter

Join Elsewhere in celebrating The Last Great Winter, our 6th annual fundraising extravaganza on October 11th, 2014. Lose yourself in three floors of artworks, installations, music, and performances created by artists from around the globe. Taste winter delights from Table 16. Sip fall frosty drinks with penguins, yetis, arctic foxes...
South Elm Projects

South Elm Projects

Greensboro, NC (population 277,100) is home to a vibrant, natural occurring cultural district in its South Elm neighborhood. Through South Elm Projects, Elsewhere is creating site-specific activations of four underutilized alleyways and green-spaces throughout the district. These activations will encourage further, naturally occurring development in the neighborhoods adjacent to South...
Elsewhere TV

Elsewhere TV

Elsewhere TV (EWTV) is a media platform that broadcasts alive from Elsewhere‘s living museum in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Using one woman’s 58-year collection of thrift, EWTV offers a space to share artistic happenings, projects and interviews from visiting artists. This project was supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of...
2014 Artists

2014 Artists

Announcing Elsewhere's 2014 season line-up of visiting artists, Southern Constellations fellows, and special residencies.
Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Now entering its second year, Southern Constellations is a curatorial initiative that supports the creation of experimental new works at the museum and connects contemporary art practices in the south. Funded in-part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the program embeds six fellowship artists into Elsewhere’s artist residency...
QueerLab

QueerLab

QueerLab is a youth-led media program exploring LGBTQ experience in North Carolina. Each QueerLab session brings together an editorial team of queer identifying youth to publish I Don’t Do Boxes, and organize workshops focused on creative media production and digital storytelling. QUEERLAB WORKSHOPS: SPRING 2014 Join us for QueerLab workshops every...
Become a Member

Become a Member

Elsewhere members + sponsors experience the great adventures and mysterious depths of an endlessly changing spectrum of living art. Benefits include a passport guide to Elsewhere, free admissions, special invitations, seasonal members events, public studio access, tax-deductions, and featured thanks in the museum and online. We invite you to join...
Recent Projects
Simple Magic

Simple Magic

One of the guiding principles of art production at Elsewhere is to respect the museum as a closed system—meaning that artists are invited to work only with materials at hand, and primarily within the context of the building. Thus, the museum can feel like a world unto itself, an inward facing hive of activity that...
Beneath Milhauser's Floor

Beneath Milhauser’s Floor

Beneath Milhauser’s Floor reconstructs the 2nd floor ribbon room as an immersive environment populated by a mass of tubular creatures with bodies that are simultaneously phallus, breast, and limb. From the walls they reach feebly out to crutch-like supports that emerge from a dense tangle of ribbon, their fibrous entrails falling from wound-like openings in...
Communal Still Life

Communal Still Life

For the creation of Community Still Life, Rachel Layne Rush invited museum visitors to arrange objects from a set she had gathered into compositions that were used as the basis for a series of still life drawings. Rush selected the objects because they spoke to the artist as informing her sense of gender identity. As...
Activism in the Gate City

Activism in the Gate City

Over the course of her residency, Morgan Page conducted interviews with Greensboro based activists to explore the enduring legacy of the Civil Rights movement in the city, contemporary conditions of activism, and to reflect on the ways that political action and the promotion of social justice are forms of patriotism. Recorded conversations with Ed Whitfield,...
The Face of America

The Face of America

Noting that Elsewhere’s collection of framed thrift-store art has been among it’s least cared for, Emily Lombardo acted as a guest curator over the course of her residency, cleaning, researching, and cataloging this collection. She then re-hung the works of kitschy embroidery, bucolic landscape and still life paintings, velvet icons, mass produced prints and string-art...
Treatments

Treatments

In an effort to address the fading wall paper on the third floor ghost room Devin Balara created a series of whimsical treatments based on suggestions found in 1960s and 1970s era interior design books from Elsewhere’s collection. Acting as an interior decorator, Balara coordinated the window treatments with the walls to provide a feeling...
The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland

The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel Davis Bland

video walkthrough of the artist’s web installation (URL coming soon)   Alison S.M. Kobayashi is a conceptual artist who often finds inspiration in found objects and discarded material. Kobayashi examines the ways such objects carry traces of their former owners, and from these details reconstructs the lives of strangers. The Possessed Artifacts and Detritus of Mrs. Florence Hazel...
Echoes of the Forest

Echoes of the Forest

Echoes of the Forest by Zipporah Thompson revives and extends Agustina Woodgate’s installation The Forest (2009) through the addition of a series of surreal habitat dioramas. Set within tall brass display cases lined with bark textured mirrors, bundles of gauze, fur, and string become ambiguous zoomorphs caught fluttering, hovering, floating, swimming above strange primordial landscapes...
Faxes from Space

Faxes from Space

During her residency, Heidi Neilson built a quadrifilar helicoid antenna for the roof of Elsewhere to intercept weather data transmissions from NOAA weather satellites that passed overhead. Acting as a citizen scientist, she set up a workstation in the 3rd floor Ghost Room, learning to translate the transmissions into images using open source software and...
The Relation Station

The Relation Station

  Using scrap materials from the collection, Emilio Maldonado constructed a large mobile shoe-shine stand for Elsewhere’s sidewalk, now used by local shoe shiners for business several times a week. The artist grew up in the Dominican Republic, where he noted different patterns of consumption from those found in the U.S. Countering the pressure to participate...
Wayfinding

Wayfinding

For her residency project, Kathryn Sclavi created an explorer’s club for charting new pathways in response to changing emotional needs. Modeled loosely on youth scout clubs, Sclavi’s Wayfinding Club is dedicated to encouraging greater awareness of one’s bodily experiences and developing new cognitive strategies for spatial negotiation. Dressed in hand-embroidered neckerchiefs and collection clothing in...
Parade

Parade

A parade in celebration of all things absurd to usher in the grand re-opening of the museum. Take to the sidewalks of Downtown Greensboro with the Elsewhere crew, Cackalack Thunder and friends. Items from the collection out on tour. Floats, dancing, funny bikes, merry mischief + more. Foolish costumes strongly encouraged. Departs from Elsewhere April 1 at 6pm. Followed by a Feast of...
Call for Submissions: artist working in auto correct art practices

Call for Submissions: artist working in auto correct art practices

Did you mean, 2014, Signal Matthews, screenshot jpg, Google Docs, grant application, auto-correct function Elsewhere seeks artist working in auto correct art practices.   Elsewhere is announcing fellowship funding for artists exploring auto-correct as medium. Auto correct art serves as a gateway into automated thinking, mechanic intelligence, and the rhetoric of semantic web technologies. Artists working across media to discover the ghost in the machine are...
The Jewel Box

The Jewel Box

Part of Pop! Downtown Greensboro, The Jewel Box is a storefront window art installation at The Guilford Building (301 S. Elm Street) in Downtown Greensboro. The art installation series is sponsored by Downtown Greensboro Inc. in collaboration with The Open Art Society. The spring series theme is blues. From March through June, Elsewhere will curate a selection of...
Seder

Seder

4th Annual Passover Seder An intimate evening of traditional foods with an untraditional telling of the Passover story across the museum’s three floors. Elsewhere’s Seder connects Jewish  liberation with historic and contemporary liberation texts. Excerpts include Bell Hooks, David Wojnarowicz, Baal Shem Tov, Malcolm X, Susannah Herschel, among others. $10-25 sliding scale. Please RSVP to kitchen@goelsewhere.org by Monday,...
Then & Now: Exploring LGBTQ stories across generations

Then & Now: Exploring LGBTQ stories across generations

Then & Now is a documentary storytelling project inviting LGBTQ-identifying elders and teens to share stories and oral histories. What was it like living in the south and identifying as LGBTQ? What is that experience like now? The project is inviting youth and elders to interview each other about their experience of living in the south...
Intern Elsewhere

Intern Elsewhere

Internships at Elsewhere offer students across disciplines and interests exceptional experiences with learning in action. Elsewhere interns support the non-profit’s organizational, artistic, and community based projects that maintain and advance the living museum. Elsewhere introduces interns to a litany of collaborative skills in artful life and purposive art. We welcome applications from smart, dedicated, helpful...
2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

elsewhere 2013 // 10 years of creative momentum and collaborative culture 2013 Annual Report Elsewhere    
Laura Bigger

Laura Bigger

  Laura Bigger is a multimedia artist whose work addresses the various relationships that exist among humans, animals, and ecosystems, particularly in terms of the food chain, raw materials, and the human tendency to exert control over natural systems. She received her MFA from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she currently resides. Prior to graduate school,...
Li Ma

Li Ma

  Li Ma is an installation artist and sculptor who explores dichotomies of time, culture, and nature through the use of nontraditional art media and discarded materials such as fabric, plastic, and paper. Originally from Fuzhou, China, Li formulates dreamlike worlds that are influenced in part by her background in choreography and experience with communist calisthenics....
Jasper Lee

Jasper Lee

  Jasper Lee makes installations that evoke a metaphysical, self-reflective and ceremonial purpose.  These deeply immersive constructions explore the relationships between humankind and nature, between the spirit world and physical world, between past and present.A musical soundtrack, sometimes produced with instruments of his own making, often accompanies these visual projects as a vehicle for further transportation to an inner, mythical dimension. ...
Leah Hamby

Leah Hamby

  Leah Hamby is an interdisciplinary alchemist and creative instigator who hails from an enchanted farmland north of Birmingham, Alabama.  Through her studies of the Social Sciences, music and foreign language, and through an experience with folk traditions both from her rural Southern upbringing and from living abroad in Mexico and Brazil, she feels inspired to...
Hillerbrand+Magsamen

Hillerbrand+Magsamen

Hillerbrand+Magsamen are a collaborative husband and wife visual artist team comprised of Stephan Hillerbrand and Mary Magsamen. Based in Houston, Texas their interdisciplinary projects explore family identity, everyday interactions and consumer culture.  They often work with their two children, pets and home. Hillerbrand+Magsamen have presented their videos in international film and media festivals and their photographs and...
Lee Deigaard

Lee Deigaard

  Lee’s work explores animal protagonists and the emotional spaces and physical landscapes where humans and animals co-habitate. Circulatory systems, ecological processes and ideas of flow, immersion, and convergence inform much of her work. Lee Deigaard graduated from Yale University with a major in fine arts and earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan School of...
Nsenga Knight

Nsenga Knight

  Nsenga Knight is a interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. Much of her work utilizes archive, memoir, and documentary materials, and expands upon the common aesthetic and theoretical concerns of the conceptual arts movement of the late 1960s and 70s, minimalism, Islamic geometrical art and other systems-based works. Through a restless hybridization of artistic practices she mobilizes...
Danny Wirtheim

Danny Wirtheim

Danny Wirtheim explores the world through creative writing and filmmaking. He’s currently in his final year of a BA in Media Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he’s still trying to figure out what his English professor meant when she said, “Danny, you write like Ziggy Stardust looks.”
Response to the Trains of Elsewhere; Sonata I for 17 Whistles and Elsewhere Phases

Response to the Trains of Elsewhere; Sonata I for 17 Whistles and Elsewhere Phases

  At the museum, whether in the kitchen or the library; in the alley or in the woodshop; while reading or sewing or talking or building; at dance events or artist talks – the coarse low drone of train horns passing through downtown is ever present. They call through the walls of the building and weave...
Storybank

Storybank

Elsewhere is proud to be a part of the Levine Museum of the New South‘s exhibit: Gay America from Kinsey to Stonewall opening Friday, July 24, 2014 in Charlotte, NC. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to interact with Elsewhere’s StoryBank to deposit and withdraw stories in response to works throughout the exhibition and share personal experiences...
Laura Davis

Laura Davis

  Laura Davis (b. 1971, Holland, Michigan) is a Chicago based artist working in sculpture, drawing and installation. Her work examines the intersection of craft, design and art by using display structures to conflate notions of value and context. Davis’ recent solo exhibitions include Unknown Pleasures at Chicago Artist’s Coalition (coinciding with her 2012-2013 Bolt residency...
Martha Whittington

Martha Whittington

  Martha Whittington’s constructed environments speak to the tenderness and innocence of the human spirit as it faces the harshness and treachery of life and labor. By recreating the history of significant objects and ideas such as manual tools, antique devices, and life experiences of laborers, she builds an immersive experience. This new view of life...