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Museum is closed until May 2015 for winter hibernation

606 South Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27406
GO ELSEWHERE 2015

GO ELSEWHERE 2015

Elsewhere invites installation, sculpture, textile, sound, and video artists, musicians, cooks, curators, scholars, writers, system-thinkers and game-makers crossing interdisciplinary boundaries for 2 - 6 week residencies in Greensboro, NC. Artists are invited to create using the museum’s immense 58-year collection of cultural and material surplus for site-specific projects that interpret...
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...
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...
Alive in the Kitchen

Alive in the Kitchen

Alive in the Kitchen is a food tv show for the web produced by the Communications Department at Elsewhere with assistance from Elsewhere House(pitality) and olive the friends. Watch the packaged episodes at http://elsewhere.tv. From September 1 through October 31, watch the live broadcast at http://acretv.org.   Upcoming Screenings + Events Thursday, October 30 6-8pm |...
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.
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
Acts of Kindness

Acts of Kindness

Honi Ryan scattered a series of prompts throughout the museum to encourage staff and visitors alike to bestow kindness on one another. Look for the bars of colored wood tucked into various parts of the first floor to participate. Ryan also produced one of her Silent Dinners in the Collaboratory.        
Accordion Suits for Commutes

Accordion Suits for Commutes

Laura Bernstein created an accordion pleated coat for up to six wearers, inspired by the movement of trains that pass through downtown Greensboro. Her roving dance collaboration featured Cynthia Ling Lee, Brianna Taylor and friends.      
Sunrise over Xanadu

Sunrise over Xanadu

Ma Li constructed a glittering otherworldly infinity chamber for the front desk at Elsewhere from baubles and broken glass in the collection and based on traditional chinese landscape painting.        
The Green Space Initiative

The Green Space Initiative

Treating the museum as a city within side the city of Greensboro, Elizabeth Hamilton created a new municipal department for Elsewhere that produces pop-up parks and other greening projects for the city. For it’s inaugural act, GSI created three temporary green spaces, including a temporary remembrance garden for the front stage of elsewhere to honor...
Collected and Recollected

Collected and Recollected

Husband and wife artist team Hillerbrand and Magsamen construct and deconstruct a series of  precarious barriers for themselves and their children by stacking collections of items found on location at the museum.        
Flannery's Bunker

Flannery’s Bunker

  A reinstallation of the museum’s collection of military surplus as a display of historical artifacts. Whittington has included a gallery of newly polished mess kits that have been artfully engraved by WWII soldiers, including “Flannery” for whom the work has been named. These items came to the museum in the mid 1940s when the Gray...
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,...
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...
South Elm Projects Coordinator | Anna Luisa Daigneault

South Elm Projects Coordinator | Anna Luisa Daigneault

Anna is an anthropologist and sound artist originally from Montreal, Canada. She has a B.A in Anthropology and Linguistics from McGill University, and a M.Sc in Ethnolinguistics from Université de Montréal. She has coordinated many different kinds of community projects, including endangered language conservation projects, music festivals, and fundraising campaigns for humanitarian causes. As South...
Residencies

Residencies

Elsewhere, a living museum set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, is now accepting applications for 2015 residencies, South Elm Projects commissions, curatorial + staff positions, and internships. Elsewhere residencies invite artists, curators, scholars, makers, storytellers, archivists, and educators to utilize the museum’s immense 58-year collection of second-hand surplus for site-specific projects...
Sam Holleran

Sam Holleran

Samuel Holleran is an urbanist, interdisciplinary artist, writer, and design educator. He works at the intersection of art, urban design, and civic engagement. He is interested in mobilizing popular forms of visual culture like hand lettering, vernacular printing, model-making, and animation to address real-life issues and explore under-examined histories. Sam works as a Design Educator at...
Honi Ryan

Honi Ryan

Honi Ryan is an interdisciplinary artist based in The Blue Mountains, Australia and Berlin, Germany.  Ryan works across media-arts, performance, social sculpture and installation. She is interested in art as alternative models for living. Her work has cross cultural concerns and approaches the body in dialogue with electronic media, a body that is both an organism and a part of...
Kate Gilbert

Kate Gilbert

Kate Gilbert is an artist and creative strategist exploring the role the arts and artists play in transforming our cities, our relationships, and ourselves. In her artwork, curatorial projects, and public art consultancy, she strives to facilitate joy and spontaneity and to help propel public appreciation of contemporary art practices. In her practice, Gilbert employs humor, simulation,...
Melissa Levin

Melissa Levin

Melissa Levin (BFA Philadelphia College of Art 1982, MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 1998) I am a wander – wonderer. In my daily travels I look for holes through which I can escape to find new worlds and magick. I have been involved in a range of practices including printed textiles, instillation, single channel...