FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2015
Elsewhere Museum Celebrates Spring Season of Youth Programming During June First Friday Event
(Greensboro, NC) - On Friday, June 5th, from 6:00pm â€“ 10:00pm, the public is invited to join Elsewhere in celebrating the culmination of FoodLab and QueerLab, two projects in Elsewhereâ€™s CoLab educational series. Youth focused activities throughout the night will share the insights and experiences generated through these projects with museum visitors.
Throughout the evening, FoodLab participants will lead cooking demonstrations resulting in healthy and artful snacks. Visitors will have opportunities to participate in dinner theater, and to learn about food security issues that local youth currently face.
Also celebrated during First Friday at Elsewhere will be the publication of the 3rd issue of I Donâ€™t Do Boxes, a youth-led literary magazine for queer voices supported by community partners QPOCC and the Guilford Green Foundation. There will be a public reading at 7:30pm, followed by special performances and a queer dance party.
Each session of CoLab brings a group of youth together with an Elsewhere teaching artist to explore issues of Southern experience and identity, contemporary art concepts, and material culture. This collaborative laboratory for youth provides participants the opportunity to engage with media technologies while investigating contemporary art practices. At the end of each CoLab session, youth create a piece of digital media, a performance or exhibition, website or publication that is presented to peers and local communities as a form of artistic research.
About Elsewhere's FoodLab:
For FoodLab 2015, teaching artist Anna Luisa Daigneault and Elsewhere Housepitality Curator, Emily Ensminger guided investigations into the art, science and pleasure of good eating. Each workshop involved the sharing of cooking skills, recipes, and family stories that feature food heritage, while addressing the cultural, personal, and economic benefits of healthy eating. Foodab was offered in partnership with Jackson Middle School and Communities in School.
About Elsewhere's QueerLab:
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 Donâ€™t Do Boxes, and organize workshops focused on creative media production and digital storytelling. This season we focus on queer performance and activist traditions, explore issues in self-presentation for the stage and everyday life and create performance based actions and stories about how and why we act out. QueerLab is produced in partnership with QPOCC and Guilford Green Foundation.
Elsewhere is a non-profit living museum and artist residency program set with a three-story former thrift store. Since 2003, Elsewhere has been transforming its former store and its vast material collection into a living museum that serves as a hub for local and global collaborations. goelsewhere.org
Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The Kresge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, The Fund for Democratic Communities, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, The Harpo Foundation, The Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.