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


2014
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...
Seder

Seder

Elsewhere's 7th annual 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. Reserve your spot by Wednesday, April 12th here.
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 Elm. Projects will be commissioned...
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...
Hand See Space Between

Hand See Space Between

Hand See Space Between is a suite of colorful, textile batons constructed from tubes used to store Elsewhere’s fabric rolls. They function as open ended materials for play that encourage users to to explore various compositional effects and to create ephemeral constructions that engage the tradition of hard edge abstract paintings. Installed in Elsewhere’s third...
Vote

Vote

Inspired by the civic spirit of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Jan Wade created a painting as political mandate to encourage reflection on contemporary enfranchisement issues and to get out the vote. The IOOF, is a fraternal society that met on location in the early 20th century.    
Leukerbad

Leukerbad

Stacy Lynn Waddell took one of Elsewhere’s humble hand hewn tables marked with the scuffs and scratches of daily use and gilded it with gold leaf to give it distinction among the tables at the museum and to revalue it as an objet d’art. The title, Leukerbad, comes from the name of the town that James...
Surplus

Surplus

Sam Holleran’s video Surplus is an investigation of Elsewhere’s army surplus collection that considers what happens to military goods after war’s end. By combining images excerpted from the Carolina Sales Company Catalog with those of  popular advertising and military toys from the same time period (roughly the 1950s-1970s), it draws out the ways that producers...
Looking for Ghosts

Looking for Ghosts

Izel Vargas’s Looking For Ghosts is a mixed media collage series based on Elsewhere’s collection of mass produced toys that presents the haunting effects of past popular forms that continue to linger past their cultural moment of inception, reminding us of our binds to the past and its forms as well as the unsticking effects...
Gray's Folly

Gray’s Folly

Jacob Stanley created a new light installation for the back facade of Elsewhere built out of florescent light casings from the museum’s collection that are arranged as a set of whimsical, non-functional ladders.    
Fallen Pages

Fallen Pages

A series of poetic tapestry collage works  based on Levin’s insights into the histories of  some of Elsewhere’s textile collection.  The series incorporates both sales tags and the selvage edges of the fabrics to draw attention to these histories.  It has been placed over Grant Heap’s Quilts from 2008 on the 2nd floor of the...
Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Ali Aschman created an animated video with a new installation for the 3rd floor hallway, reflecting on the ravages of time and the tendency of all things towards death and disappearance.