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


Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is an annual, curated, program that explores experimental practices across a network of Southern artists and organizations. Every year SoCo offers a suite of programs that extend conversations across the state and region.
2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

2018 | Extravaganza Fundraiser!

Join us for Elsewhere's 10th Annual Extravaganza on Nov. 10th! Dance your way through 3 floors of artworks, music, food, craft cocktails, & performances. Celebrate a fantastic season with the best fundraising art party in the world's only thrift store turned museum! Doors open at 8pm! Buy tickets online now!
Join the Membership!

Join the Membership!

Membership includes free museum entry and weekly tours, monthly mixers & home cooked meal with artists, discounts on extravaganza tickets, and digital treats that connect you directly with life inside the museum and beyond!
QueerLab: I Don't Do Boxes

QueerLab: I Don’t Do Boxes

I Don't Do Boxes Issue 5: OutLaws is out now!

This year’s theme for the 5th edition of the magazine and workshops is OutLaws-- for those whose identities have been criminalized or erased altogether. This issue focuses on queer liberation and individual transformation and explores the existence of the gender spectrum....
Recent Projects
What's Underneath That Rock?

What’s Underneath That Rock?

Rimona Law (Portland, OR) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Audio interviews, interactive surveys. A collection of questions and reflections, What’s Underneath That Rock? brings together residents of Rockingham County to consider the ways in which water wells make rural life both possible and precarious. This project is funded by an award from the North Carolina Arts Council,...
Instructions On Waving

Instructions On Waving

Sidney Stretz (Greensboro, NC)  Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Photographs & real life observations, ink, paper, xerox copies. “Waving to your neighbors is a customary sign that you belong to a place. Individuals have expressed this greeting (when traveling to and from) in a myriad of ways, from short gestures to exaggerated movements.” After studying and noting a...
Project #2

Project #2

  Adam Carlin (Greensboro, NC) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Interactive installation documentation. Object images, written audience responses. Carlin leads a performative exercise in storytelling through objects as a way for participants to dream new ways for businesses to collaborate. The stories will be compiled into a publication gifted to the aforementioned stores. This project is funded by an...
These Madison Times!

These Madison Times!

Avery Cousins (Staunton, VA) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Performance documentation. Archival and oral history research, acrylic on wood. After discussing and documenting conversations with numerous Madison residents and archivists, Cousins performed a brief history every hour on the hour at the Madison Music Fest. Cousins also painted a quote from a local archivist on to a...
Project #1

Project #1

Adam Carlin (Greensboro, NC) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Installation documentation. Audio interviews, collected video and images. Dick Cartwright is a Madison business owner who defined his establishment through the pet pig he placed in front of his store to attract customers. Inspired by this story, Carlin introduces Downtown Madison passersby to the pets of multiple store employees in front...
Memory Lane Photo Booth

Memory Lane Photo Booth

Karmella Fiebke (Rockaway Beach, NY) Elsewhere Goes To Madison. April 2018. Interactive installation documentation. Photo booth inside of former school bus. Memory Lane Photo Booth invites Madison residents to ride the driver’s seat and record a souvenir inside of Box Tire Mobile– a 35-foot bus renovated to exhibit works for the town’s Bicentennial. In this interactive installation, participants dress...
Dress-Up

Dress-Up

Hannah Lewis (Fort Myers, FL) March 2018. Performance documentation. Repurposed museum collection garments, fabric, mannequins, wood, found bubble wrap. Dress-Up is comprised of vintage garments – sizes 2-4 – from Elsewhere’s collection that have been deconstructed and expanded to accommodate sizes 22-26. The altered clothes are displayed on mannequins that Lewis altered to reflect her own body’s measurements....
Vessel

Vessel

Antoina B. Larkin (Savannah, GA) March 2018. Installation documentation. Hair in museum walls, collection glass & wood, gold leaf, interactive book. Dimensions Variable Vessel is an installation that explores what it means to preserve one’s identity, which the artist believes involves more than the traditional ways of record keeping such as census records and birth certificates. Inspired...
Communications | Amelia Nura

Communications | Amelia Nura

AMELIA NURA Amelia Nura is a visual artist and story-teller from Chapel Hill N.C. now living in Greensboro, N.C. pursuing degrees in Studio Art and Media Studies at UNCG. Nura engages in an interdisciplinary practice that reflects a curiosity for uncovering psychological and social fabrications of identity and interpersonal relationships. Her fascination with uncovering truth and...
Anna Bonesteel

Anna Bonesteel

  Anna Bonesteel graduated this June with an estimable training in the canonical arts. [S/he thinks at eight percent irony.] Anna was briefly enrolled at Brown University and studied at RISD’s European Honors Program in Rome. S/he currently reads predominantly fiction, much of it in translation from the French (?). An interest in soft systems animates...
Andrew Gelwick

Andrew Gelwick

Andrew Gelwick is fresh out of school having received a degree in business and arts administration. They also make art, usually with paper, and Gelwick’s work deals with exploring narratives inspired by their use of vintage materials. Andrew’s process involves estate sales, thrift stores, and a large, ever growing, personal collection of photographs, unique magazines,...
Imani Thomas

Imani Thomas

Imani Thomas is a filmmaker & photographer currently based in the Triad. As a kid she thought there were people in her air vents and would tell them stories. Much to the thrill of her family, she decided to pursue visual storytelling and not things that were expected of kids who talked to walls. Imani...