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


2013
PICNIC

PICNIC

P.I.C.N.I.C. (Partners In City, Neighbors In Community) promotes community-based development that celebrates creativity in the Triad through a crowdfunding dinner. On First Friday, February 3rd, we broke bread together and voted on proposals from individuals and organizations that engage Creative Action. Congratulations to the winners: Sherrill Roland (1st place- The Jumpsuit Project) + Cherizar Crippen...
QueerLab

QueerLab

  I Don’t Do Boxes 4th Issue: #OUTerSpace is now online.   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. This season we focus...
Wear and Tear

Wear and Tear

The risers of stairs that connect the 2nd and 3rd floors have been inscribed  with floral patterns gleaned from the on-site tapestry collection and poetic fragments of language in antique scrawl. Created through a labor intensive subtractive process—etching away wood and paint- the work compliments and contributes to the signs of decay from the tread...
Surrey Rides Again

Surrey Rides Again

Cleaned, repaired, re-upholstered, and revived after an unfortunate fiery encounter, the Surrey has risen like a phoenix from the ashes and rides again. front sidewalk.
FarAway

FarAway

The Fabric Castle has been transformed into a secret perch for armchair travelers looking to explore the wonders of the world from a safe distance, while keeping their heads in the clouds.  
Shadow Theatre

Shadow Theatre

Shadow Theatre highlights and animates broken toys from the collection, repeating their history of play as a form of haunting. The work was inspired by traditional European shadow theaters and wonder cabinets.  
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...
Wood Library

Wood Library

The Wood Library is organized by rough length, and offers the hand and eye one end of every piece of wood in the collection. The length, cross section, and color of every piece of wood is discernible at a glance, and removal and storage are made elegant. There is a returns cart, and only Wood Librarians...
awayintime

awayintime

A participatory game for one amplifying the ritualistic quality of games to guide players through the museum and into themselves.  
Home to Home

Home to Home

This project facilitates dialog around (and the actual creation of) homes for rats and mice in the city of Greensboro. Modular kits were fabricated and then local high school students assembled them, all the while discussing issues of shelter and need. We have a surplus, we have skills, and we can devote the time to...
LifeBox

LifeBox

Fascinated by the material legacy left by Carolina Sales proprietress Sylvia Gray that makes Elsewhere possible, Jillian Mayer created a prototype for a low tech storage system to help museum visitors (and imagined customers), contemplate and safeguard their own legacy possessions.  
Untitled (Greed)

Untitled (Greed)

Holstein rearranged the museum’s assemblage of metal junk  to create a pictorial tableaux of greed and consumption, based on mythical characters developed through her practice as a painter.