Elsewhere is a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor, former, thrift store. With people and things, we build collaborative futures.


2019 Residents

2019 Residents

Elsewhere residents create site-specific projects in or around Elsewhere’s 100-year-old building. Each artist will live and work in the museum for one month. Elsewhere’s immersive residency has been ongoing since 2004 and has hosted over 500 artists over the past 15 years. This year’s cohorts feature improvisational, collaborative, and public-space-intervening...
Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is an annual, curated, program that explores experimental practices across a network of Southern artists and organizations. Every year SoCo offers a suite of programs that extend conversations across the state and region.
Join the Membership!

Join the Membership!

Membership includes free museum entry and weekly tours, monthly mixers & home cooked meal with artists, discounts on extravaganza tickets, and digital treats that connect you directly with life inside the museum and beyond!
Sylvie Award

Sylvie Award

Join Elsewhere, April 13, 2019, in honoring Nancy Doll, Director of the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, at the home of Gail Boulton. The Sylvie Award Recognizes local and national collaboration and experimentation in the arts, humanities, and creative industries.  The Sylvie is named in memory of Sylvia Gray, collector and proprietress, whose 60...
Recent Projects
2019 Rural Residency

2019 Rural Residency

Photo documentation of local landscapes and “data centers:” digital storage servers. Elsewhere’s 2019 Rural Residency, in collaboration with Ash Eliza Smith (’17), explores the intersection of art, technology, and the environment in rural NC to expand awareness of the social and economic issues surrounding these fields. Through collaborative film-making and public programming, Elsewhere examines innovation in Appalachia as...
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (The Last Supper)

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (The Last Supper)

Alma Leiva (Miami, FL) February 2019. Inkjet prints, embroidery, and poetry on museum collection fabric; ongoing collection of stories.  264” x 138” in. Curated dinner in collaboration with Jennida Chase and Hassan Pitts. Live music performance in collaboration with Joshua Marquez. Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner is a research-based interdisciplinary project that includes interactive, performance, and sensory elements. Inspired...
Warriors: Beyond Unicorns and Erasures

Warriors: Beyond Unicorns and Erasures

Daniel B. Coleman (Durham + Greensboro, NC / Chiapas, Mexico) Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Performance and installation documentation. 7 min 14 secs. Gel medium transfers; acrylic; museum collection wardrobe and mirrors; HD video with sound. Dimensions variable. “Upon reflection, it is easy to understand how Americans come to deny the evils of mass incarceration. Denial is facilitated by...
The ABOVEGROUND RAILROAD Scholarship

The ABOVEGROUND RAILROAD Scholarship

Click here to view the live google-doc. Jessica Gaynelle Moss, (Charlotte, NC) Southern Constellations Fellow. November 2018. Educational program. Future installation with velcro, museum collection wood. Dimensions variable. “What can we do together to ensure that the next generation of Arts leadership is inclusive, highly-skilled and has had the necessary practical experience?” Initiated in 2018 by artist, writer, and entrepreneur...
Mixed

Mixed

Mixed, Lonnie Holley (Birmingham, Alabama) Southern Constellations Fellow. December 2018. Installation view. Acrylic, museum collection garments, mannequins, and miscellaneous items. Dimensions variable. Much like his body of work extending over four decades, Holley’s compositions are constructed from found materials in the oldest tradition of African American sculpture. The curated objects already imbued with cultural metaphors, including a blue-faced mannequin and baby...
Multi-Parade

Multi-Parade

Poncili Creación | Pablo + Efrain Del Hierro (San Juan, Puerto Rico)  Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Museum collection foam and WWII textiles; latex paint. Dimensions variable. Multi-Parade is a cohort of wearable soft sculptures that reside in Elsewhere to be used by community collectives and help highlight their social justice causes and events. Wanting to address concerns and issues of immigration, racism, class inequality,...
THE BANSHEE UNDE[RAGE]

THE BANSHEE UNDE[RAGE]

  SHAN WALLACE (Baltimore, Maryland)  Southern Constellations Fellow. October 2018. Installation view. Museum collection mannequins, wire mesh, and found objects; spray paint; photographs. Dimensions variable. How do we remember? How do mourning and rituals look culturally? How does adaptation to marginalization and social exclusion influence one’s role in accessing memories, and their capacity to mourn? What does that look...
Southern Constellations Convergence

Southern Constellations Convergence

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE REGISTER PARTNERS PARKING PAST EVENTS OVERVIEW 2018 Convergence Registration is now Open! Join Elsewhere Saturday, January 12th from 10 am – 5 pm for our convergence, a day of community, art, and connectivity. The event is in conjunction with an exhibition at NC A&T State University as part of our annual suite of programs offered through Southern Constellations (SoCo). For this year’s summit,...
Southern Constellations Fellowship

Southern Constellations Fellowship

FELLOWS FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY FELLOWS 11½ Spells for Our Future Selves, Ash Eliza Smith (Morganton, NC / San Diego, CA) Southern Constellations Fellow. July 2017. Sculpture documentation. Installation, performance, 3d prints, bacteria samples in petri dishes, found items. 2019 | YEAR 7 Alma L. Leiva (Miami, FL) Clare Van Loenen (Richmond, VA) Diana Laurel Caramat (Norfolk, VA; Seattle, WA) Josh T. Franco (Hyattsville, MD) Kevin Brophy (Tampa, FL; Pittsburgh, PA) Michelle Lisa...
2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

Join us for Elsewhere's 10th Annual Extravaganza on Nov. 10th! Dance your way through 3 floors of artworks, music, food, craft cocktails, & performances. Celebrate a fantastic season with the best fundraising art party in the world's only thrift store turned museum! Doors open at 8pm! Buy tickets online now!
Every Dawn Jubilation Blues / The See Major Arcana

Every Dawn Jubilation Blues / The See Major Arcana

Ben Seretan (Brooklyn, NY) Every Dawn Jubilation Blues (Dedicated to the Memory of Etta Baker) June 2018. Performance series video documentation. 5 min 57 secs. Electric guitar, keyboard, microphone. For Every Dawn, Seretan addressed each morning of his residency with an hour of public improvised singing and guitar performances from Elsewhere’s storefront theater, starting before the sun...
Nine out of Ten

Nine out of Ten

Samantha Burns (Seminole, FL) June 2018. Video documentation of performance series, Walking Is Still Honest. 8 min 44 secs. Museum collection plates and paper. Dimensions variable. Burns’s work typically explores the fragility and balance of the mind and body connection, with a special focus on time surrounding sudden traumatic experiences or injuries. Taking a different approach to the concept of...