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Fellowships support experimental art production in the south
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7/7/15
Contact: Jennie Carlisle
production@goelsewhere.org
215-421-7118

Fellowships support experimental art production for artists practicing in the south through site-specific residencies in a living museum 

[Greensboro, NC] - Elsewhere-- a living museum, artist residency program, and creative laboratory set within a former thrift store-- is pleased to announce the artists selected for Southern Constellations. Now in its third year, Southern Constellations is a curatorial initiative that supports the creation of experimental new works at Elsewhere and connects contemporary art practices in the South. It is grounded in the museum’s commitment to promoting local wisdom and regional participation in global contemporary conversations. 

The 2015 Southern Constellations Fellows are: Regina Agu (Houston, TX), Rachel Debuque (Washington, D.C.), Jana Harper (Nashville, TN), George Jenne (Chapel Hill, NC), Iman Person (Atlanta, GA), and Hong-An Trung (Chapel Hill, NC). Fellows will be in-residence at Elsewhere for three to five weeks from July through September. Jina Valentine, an artist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is the program’s consulting curator.

These artists will participate in Elsewhere’s artist residency program for the production of site-specific projects, contribute to exhibitions and public events in the region, and build new connections that further their art practices. They were selected from a pool of 120 nominations for the strength of their practice as well as for their potential for contributing to the discourse on experimentality in the arts.  

While in residence, Southern Constellations Fellows participate in process talks, public studios, and events. In November, the program culminates with an annual convergence that brings together critical perspectives on experimentation in the South from across the region for a weekend of focused conversation and intensive collaboration. 

Past Southern Constellations Fellow, Stacy Lynn Waddell comments on the program that, â€œThe entire experience has gotten me to think about the way I live and the impact this has on the way I work.”  Elsewhere Program Curator, Jennie Carlisle adds, “Through Southern Constellations, Elsewhere is building on the role that residencies play in developing creative practices and their function as important hubs of connection between art makers in local, regional, and national art ecologies.” 

Southern Constellations is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, please visit: goelsewhere.org/south


Southern Constellations Residencies and Events
Iman Person (Atlanta GA)
On site: July 8- August 12
Artist Talk: July 9, 8:30PM
Opening and Reception: August 1, 8PM

Regina Agu (Houston TX)
On site: July 8-August 12
Artist Talk: July 9, 8:30PM
Opening and Reception: August 1, 8PM

Rachel Debuque (Washington, D.C.)
On site: August 5- August 26
Artist Talk: August 6, 8:30PM
Opening and Reception: August 22, 8PM

Jana Harper (Nashville, TN)
On site: August 5- August 23
Artist Talk: August 6, 8:30PM
Opening and Reception: August 22, 8 PM

George Jenne (Chapel Hill, NC)
On Site: September 9 - September 30
Artist Talk: September 17, 8:30PM 
Opening and Reception: Sept 26, 8:30 PM

Hong-An Truong (Chapel Hill, NC)
On Site: September 9 - September 30
Artist Talk: September 17, 8:30 PM 
Opening and Reception: TBD


About Elsewhere’s Residency Program 
The residency program at Elsewhere offers creatives and researchers from around the globe opportunities to create projects on site that further their personal practices and engage Elsewhere’s core concepts of creative collaboration and working from at hand resources. Residents evolve their projects to meet the spaces and social ecologies of the museum and its communities, working with an enormous collections of textiles, toys, books, consumer technologies, thrift store thrift, vintage clothes, and an ever-changing inhabitants.

 

About Elsewhere
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, The Phillips Foundation, The Carol & Seymour Levin Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.

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