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


Curators
Programs | Emily Ensminger

Programs | Emily Ensminger

EMILY ENSMINGER | PROGRAM CURATOR Emily is from Durham, NC and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her interest in community organizing, kitchens, farming, housekeeping, and living systems culminates as the Program Curator at Elsewhere. Her work includes an urban farming project on a historical site, handmade guides to hometowns, Alive in the Kitchen,...
Operations | Fhalyshia Orians

Operations | Fhalyshia Orians

FHALYSHIA ORIANS | OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Fhalyshia emerged from a corn field in Northwest Ohio roughly five years ago, and has since received her B.A. in Painting from Guilford College. Her hobbies include crocheting, talking to plants, making playlists for every conceivable situation or mood possible, and taking walks with no intended destination. Can generally be found drinking...
Communications | Guido Villalba Portel

Communications | Guido Villalba Portel

GUIDO VILLALBA PORTEL | COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Guido Villalba Portel is a storyteller, theatre artist, and arts organizer originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. An indigenous latinx and undocumented queer, they aim to bring transparency to experiences and issues with every step they take. Guido enjoys to ruminate on change over time, building+strengthening community, intersectionality, languages, external presentations...
Operations | Cedric Blue II

Operations | Cedric Blue II

  CEDRIC BLUE II | OPERATIONS CURATOR Cedric was raised in the non-profit world via volunteering and later project managing for The Greensboro Youth Council (under the Greensboro, NC Parks & Recreation Department) and Triad Health Project. After a stint in corporate sales working for FedEx Office in NYC Cedric returned to North Carolina to get back to his...
Emeritus | Jennie Carlisle

Emeritus | Jennie Carlisle

JENNIE CARLISLE | PROGRAM CURATOR (2013-2015) Jennie oversees Elsewhere’s residency programs and directs artistic processes and project production at the museum.  Additionally, she acts as a liaison between artists and communities and coordinates the production of public programs at the museum.  She is a curator and art historian focusing on situation driven aesthetics and radical ampersanding....
Emeritus | Valerie Wiseman

Emeritus | Valerie Wiseman

  VALERIE WISEMAN | COMMUNICATIONS CURATOR (2012-2015) Valerie is an artist and administrator interested in the intersection of public programs and creative fields. She also worked with the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and holds a BA in Communications & Media and focus in Arts Administration from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD. Valerie...
Emeritus | Cyrus Smith

Emeritus | Cyrus Smith

CYRUS SMITH | BUILDING CURATOR (2014-2015) Cyrus is an interdisciplinary artist with a background in sculpture, interactive art, radio, publication, and performance. He was part of the first graduating class at Portland State University to receive an MFA with a concentration in “Social Practice,” a form of art that encourages interactivity, communication, and social engagement. Cyrus...
Emeritus | Mitchell Oliver

Emeritus | Mitchell Oliver

    MITCHELL OLIVER | DOCUMENTARY CURATOR (2014-2015) Mitch works on visuals, audio, food and land with his cat Mica.
Emeritus | Patrick McDonnell

Emeritus | Patrick McDonnell

Patrick McDonnell | Education Curator and South Elm Projects Coordinator (2015) Patrick McDonnell has worked in government, nonprofit, and start-ups and has a breadth of understanding about how to navigate the different sectors of city building. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Prior to...
Emeritus | Chris Kennedy

Emeritus | Chris Kennedy

CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY | EDUCATION CURATOR Chris is a teaching artist and curator living in Greensboro, NC.  He makes place-based projects that experiment with social learning, queer identity, and civic play. His process is research-based and collaborative. He is currently working through education and the rise of academic capitalism by playing inside a living museum Elsewhere, and pursuing a...
Emeritus | Erica Curry

Emeritus | Erica Curry

ERICA CURRY | OPERATIONS CURATOR Erica is a young social researcher and lifehacker from the Bayou State and a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana with a BA in Political Science and a BA in Psychology.  Her work spans medium divides, bringing her social skills to musicians, filmmakers, public artists and photographers alike. Continuing her studies from...
Emeritus | Kirsten Bauer

Emeritus | Kirsten Bauer

Curator, Production Assistant, 2008.