All the things happening now at Elsewhere

Sept. 2016

1 | Extravaganza Sept. 17th
2 | Hidden Histories
3 | August Artists-in-Residence
4 | Calling All Queers!

5 | News From Neighbors + Friends
1 | Extravaganza Sept. 17th

Elsewhere's 8th Annual Extravaganza features the Grand Re-Opening of our Living Museum with 3 floors of artworks, music, food, cocktails, and performances. We’re celebrating Elsewhere’s new era with the wildest, all-night, art party in the world's only thrift store turned residency and museum.

Tickets are now on sale!

This year, we're hosting a 50-foot, illuminated ferris wheel right outside our front door, food prepared by John Jones (of the Next Supper), drinks by Sarah Poole, and live music and performances by:

Raleigh Rockers | Breakdancing
Disco Sweat | Record Spinning
Echo Courts | Shag Carpet Pop
Tarot by Sky | Astrological Readings
The Fumblemuckers | Alt Country
Vaughn Aed | Experimental Folk
Dream Boy | Ocean Music
Descending Angels | Pole Dancing

Brass bands, puppeteers, and more!

Get your tickets before this restored building reaches max. capacity! You don't want to miss the grand reveal!

* if you loan us any of the following party accoutrements for the night you will get a 10% off your ticket. Please bring items to the museum Wed- Sat 1-10pm until Sept 15th.

Whirligigs, disco balls, bubble wands, beach balls, hoola hoops, lazy susans, gum ball machines, analog clocks, and prisms.

2 | Hidden Histories

Tour participants listen to On Hamburger Square (2015); Mary Wells poses by her store's front door and "We Walk the World Two by Two" plaque (2015).

On Saturday, September 24th, discover how Greensboro’s South Elm neighborhood played a role in shaping history—from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Starting at 1pm, 2015 South Elm Projects commissioned artists Samara Smith and Chloë Bass will tour you through the hidden treasures Gate City has to offer.

In her web-based audio tour, On Hamburger Square, artist Samara Smith explores the ins and outs of this city space, creating a multi-layered experience based on extensive interviews.

Chloë Bass’s “We Walk the World Two by Two” is her Greensboro chapter of the The Book of Everyday Instruction. Through interviewing neighbors along to South Elm, Bass highlights hidden emotional and physical labor over time and distills these dialogues onto 4 historic plaques.

From 1-2:30pm: check in at Elsewhere, meet the artists, and begin the downtown tour. After you’ve completed the tour at 3pm, return to Elsewhere for a presentation by the artists and interviewees that contributed to the project. At 4 PM, join community neighbors and the Elsewhere family in celebrating the 2 projects. You can RSVP to Hidden Histories here.

The South Elm Projects are funded in part by ArtPlace America.

3 | August Artists-in-Residence

There’s no such thing as a goodbye in Elsewhere land. This afternoon (after a month of vinyl listening sessions, porch parties, conversations on clothes, and a First Friday group opening) we say, “See you later” to our 5 August artists-in-residence.

See their projects below and drop by the museum Wednesday-Saturday, 1-10pm to explore the work they created.

Janelle Beasley, Velvet Retreat, bathroom installation. Beasley responds to NC's House Bill 2 by creating a comfortable, inviting environment for individual private use.

Megan Blythe Stewart, Elsewear, wardrobe installation and performance. Stewart wore collection wardrobe since her first day at Elsewhere and created an installation based on people’s memories about clothing.

Alex Meiser, Nothing Can Be Something, fabric installation. Meiser reconstructs Elsewhere’s Fabric Fortress into two compelling, rolled fabric pyramids.

Roger Miles, Resonate/Generate, curated vinyl records, installation, and cyanotype prints. Miles continues his vinyl record project at Elsewhere; he created a listening station and curated the collection with London style.

Alix Pentecost-Farren, Things Have Changed, 4 pencil illustration sequences. Pentecost-Farren responds to the Living Museum by installing 4 North Carolina and Greensboro inspired illustrations in specific parts of Elsewhere’s first floor.

4 | Calling All Queers!

Participants discuss their #queerbrilliance in the South at the QueerLab + I Don't Do Boxes second interest meeting on September 1st.

The 2016 QueerLab sessions kicks off this Thursday, September 8th with the first editorial meeting at 5pm! QueerLab is a youth-led media program creating dialogue around LGBTQ+ experiences, issues, and culture in the Southeast and beyond.

This group of LGBTQ-identifying youth will work with local artists, writers, performance artists, and activists in workshops to build production skills and test their outer space. The work generated through these workshops will contribute to the production of I Don’t Do Boxes volume 4: #OUTerSpace, an independent magazine for queer youth all around the world.

The editorial staff will remain open throughout September for queer youth and queer youths-at-heart to join in every Thursday at 5pm! #OUTerSpace launches online and in-print on December 9th, 2016.

Interested in submitting to I Don't Do Boxes or joining the Editing Team? Email submissions, questions, and resumes to!

(Autonomous queer space. All ages welcome and expected to center the needs of queer youth.)

QueerLab is funded in part by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

5 | News From Neighbors + Friends

2016 #SouthernConstellations artist Antoine Williams is exhibiting Black Man with a Horn at the African American Cultural Center at NC State through Friday, September 30th. Black Man is composed of life-sized figures serving as metaphors for black life in the Southeast along with echoes of contemporary issues.

Paperhand Puppet Intervention invites you to immerse in the spectacle for the National Folk Festival’s Opening Parade on Friday, September 9th. Paperhand will also present their 17th annual pageant September 17th-18th at the Carolina Theater. Buy tickets here.

FoodLab 2016 teaching artist Tattfoo Tan’s super graphic at the Bronx River Art Center has been 6 years in the making and is almost finished. If you're in NYC, check it out on the elevated subway tracks on the 5 or 2 trains!

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Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit living museum and artist residency, set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC. Utilizing the massive 58-year inventory, Elsewhere’s environment of art and everyday objects invokes new modes for creative response, living, doing, and exchanging in our downtown neighborhood and across the world.

Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, the Fund for Democratic Communities, the Future Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.


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