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


2010
Guest Post: Considering a Commons in Collection at the Elsewhere Collaborative | September 2010

Guest Post: Considering a Commons in Collection at the Elsewhere Collaborative | September 2010

September 7, 2010 (Guest Post on Museum 2.0 Blog ) For years, I’ve been fascinated and a bit perplexed by the Elsewhere Collaborative, a thrift store turned artists’ studio/living museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. In this post, co-founder George Scheer explains the conceptual underpinnings of this vibrant and eclectic artspace. George will respond to comments on this post...
Elsewhere Collaborative: Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity | December 2010

Elsewhere Collaborative: Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity | December 2010

December 16, 2010 In 1997, “Carolina Sales Co.” closed its doors for the last time. A mainstay of downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, the thrift store owned by Joe and Sylvia Gray had opened in 1939 as “The Surplus Store,” stocking used furniture. After WWII, the Grays began to buy up army surplus materials. So they changed...
Gallery Spotlight: Elsewhere Collaborative | December 2010

Gallery Spotlight: Elsewhere Collaborative | December 2010

December 20, 2010 Posted by Sarah Louden From 1939 to 1997, Sylvia Gray operated a multi-level thrift store in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. Throughout her life, the building housed eccentric collections of fabric, household goods, toys, and other bric-a-brac; eventually, the inventory came to resemble a hoard of tastes and memories, amassed into a fractured narrative. The building...
Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity | Art Papers 2010

Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity | Art Papers 2010

Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity text / Rebecca Dimling Cochran (Rebecca’s article is entitled “Elsewhere Collaborative: Community, Dispersal, and Reciprocity (Art Papers)”. To read the entire article in its full glory visit the Art Papers website here: http://artpapers.org/feature_articles/article2.htm . The article featured photographs by documentarians past and present, Shalin Scupham and BLNKT, as well as friend of the space Mario Galluci.) In 1997,...