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


Cross-Sectors: HealthCare

Cross-Sectors: HealthCare

Elsewhere's bi-annual Cross-Sectors research Residency, realized by Creative Director Emily Ensminger, embeds artists within non-arts industries to build partnerships through project research and proposals, modeling the potential of interdisciplinary collaboration.
Shelter Elsewhere Fellowship

Shelter Elsewhere Fellowship

APPLICATIONS CLOSED. Part live/work exchange, part cohort of collaborative thought partners, and part COVID-19 social housing opportunity.
Creative Catalyst Fellowship

Creative Catalyst Fellowship

Elsewhere is proud to announce April Parker as our inaugural Creative Catalyst Fellow. 
Inspire Change for a Collaborative Future - Mural Project

Inspire Change for a Collaborative Future – Mural Project

Elsewhere partnered with Darlene McClinton and 12 local artists to create a mural that reflects our community.
EARF - Elsewhere Alumni Relief Fund

EARF – Elsewhere Alumni Relief Fund

The Elsewhere Alumni Relief Fund was conceived to help meet those in highest need, who are falling through the cracks in society’s larger systems. We are currently reaching out to our 500+ alumni to see how we can help.
Museum Events

Museum Events

Click here to get current updates on rescheduled and digital events. 
Recent Projects
The Toy Trough: Stories from a Lost and Found

The Toy Trough: Stories from a Lost and Found

Anne Wu (Miami, NM) Toy Trough on the first floor, shelving in the Department Store, Toynado room. “An installation”. In her home state of New Mexico, Wu manages a thrift store of her own –– like a store owner, she tackled the disorganized heap of toys found near the museum’s front, developing categories and dioramas based on...
LOVE LINE, 2020

LOVE LINE, 2020

A K Mimi Allin (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) handmade map of Greensboro, collection rotary phone Artist A K Mimi Allin is looping L—O—V—E in cursive letters across Greensboro, blazing a new footpath with an old rotary telephone, collecting voices from people on the street and from visitors to Elsewhere Museum, short messages of love, encouragement and friendship. Her old...
Creature Autonomous Zone

Creature Autonomous Zone

Kylee jo (Gainseville, FL) collection fabrics, denim and polyester stuffing, house paint, spray paint, collection knick knacks, astroturf, collection “It’s better in the Bahamas” viser, collection “Papa smurf” cup, collection chair, sound button  Kylee jo’s project, Ducky Doggie Creature Bubble, is an interactive and immersive multimedia installation that is set within the Elsewhere library nook. The...
The Bureau of Illumination

The Bureau of Illumination

Elicia Epstein (Lincoln, MA) Museum collection mirrors, scrap metal, and miscellaneous small objects The Bureau of Illumination is an installation that builds on the site of the Glass Forest, serving as a site of literal and metaphorical light and epiphany within the Elsewhere Museum. In this work, I build upon the pattern of mirrors on the walls initially...
Raw Materials

Raw Materials

Nicole Asselin (Winston Salem, NC) Museum collection Scrap Wood, Museum collection Brick, Museum collection Army fatigue, thrift era blouse, and various scrap papers from the collection   “Raw Materials” translates Elsewhere’s artifacts into new materials for art making and mark making. Mining select artifacts for their elemental and inherent properties, the work delves into the discarded crannies and unassuming...
Someday My Prince Will Come

Someday My Prince Will Come

Kyla Gilbert (Montreal, QC) Plexiglass, Pear, Grapes, Banana, Fake Pear, Fake Grapes, Fake Banana, Chain   Sealed off in glass coffins, the fruit are untouchable. The single open face of the box is to the wall. Only Elsewhere can “touch” the fruit. The public may view it but their hands, their breath, can’t come in contact with it....
Programs | Jess Hoyle

Programs | Jess Hoyle

Jess Hoyle | They/Them   Jess Hoyle, is an artist, art worker, activist and writer. Their personal work explores ideas of memory, histories and concepts of truth and personal fictions through the use of primarily lens-based mediums, printmaking and textiles. Their activism work centers around anti-racism, anti-sexism and equity work, creating level ground. At Elsewhere, they...
Kyla Gilbert

Kyla Gilbert

  Kyla Gilbert’s practice investigates the changeability of matter and the fusion of organic materials and industrial products, in parallel to the human body within its environment. Coming from a background in performance, Kyla is drawn to the intersection between movement, design and building. Her main interest lies in materiality as it relates to domesticity and...
MAHEDI ANJUMAN

MAHEDI ANJUMAN

MAHEDI ANJUMAN is on a journey to find her authentic artistic self through a contemporary avant-garde way. Currently she is living Reno, NV. She was born in Bangladesh, the land of the mystics. Anjuman was selected to represent Bangladeshi contemporary art in an International Contemporary Sculpture and Installation Exhibition OPEN 15 in Italy with artist...
Communications | Yvonna J

Communications | Yvonna J

YVONNA J Yvonna is a Black Agender Diviner, Conceptual Artist, and Arts Organizer based out of Greensboro, NC. In their own work, they explore themes of gender+sexuality, memory, personal responsibility, and poverty. Through a variety of mediums, they navigate their experience and their desires. They study trends in beauty, homemaking, and sustainability in an attempt to...
Productions | Thea Cohen

Productions | Thea Cohen

  Thea Cohen has a background in mixed media installation with experience working both individually and collaboratively. Her creations utilize various combinations of sculpture, video, animation, puppetry, projection, set, prop, & costume design, and performance. Her methods of fabrication include, but are not limited to: wood, metal, glass, textiles, paper/cardboard, clay, paint, and found objects. Thea...
Matthew T. Giddings | Executive Director

Matthew T. Giddings | Executive Director

Matthew T. Giddings (né Searle, he/him/his) is an artist, a partner and a parent, administrator, and collaborator from South Bend, Indiana. With two studio art degrees, he set out to learn to engage communities in the arts effectively and equitably. A non-linear path led him through an art and technology museum, working with artists with...
Courtney Brooke

Courtney Brooke

  Courtney is an artist and maker from Visalia, California who received her BFA in drawing and painting at California State University in Long Beach, CA. After graduation she began working at a non-profit art center for adults with developmental disabilities. In her own work, she is fascinated by the infinite shapes and patterns found in...
Jordan Wason

Jordan Wason

  Jordan Wason (J.R.) is an artist from New Jersey, living in New York, who animates objects, co-hosts happenings where art is destroyed, and plays music. He constantly shuffles himself between the three. All his creations journal his attempts at making meaning through absurdity, the rawness of improvisation, and the discovery of narrative within spaces and...
Mark Fleuridor

Mark Fleuridor

  Mark Fleuridor is a Haitian American artist born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Painting (2019). Fleuridor explores his own personal history within his Haitian background and familial religious experiences. These topics are explored through mediums such as painting, performance, quilting and collage. ...