FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2015
South Elm Projects artist Buster Simpson to give Guest Artist Talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on Thursday, August 27 at 5pm
(Greensboro, NC) - Elsewhere welcomes renowned public artist Buster Simpson to Greensboro next week to create new artworks as part of Elsewhereâ€™s South Elm Projects. On Thursday, August 27 at 5pm, Simpson will give a Guest Artist Talk at the Weatherspoon Art Museum.
Simpson's presentation will survey his career working in the public sphere to create provocative site-specific projects that explore urban landscapes, social structure, nature and environmental phenomena. The presentation will take place in the Weatherspoon auditorium and is free and open to the public.
Simpson will be an artist-in-residence at Elsewhere from August 26 through September 9 to create a vertical landscaping and hydroponic system for Elsewhere's South Elm Projects. The public opening for the project will be held on First Friday, October 2 from 6-10pm.
Over the past 40 years, Simpson has worked on major infrastructure projects, site master planning, signature sculptures, museum installations, and community projects. A retrospective of his work was recently presented at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. This spring he organized the Rising Waters Confab at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to convene an interdisciplinary group of creative thinkers, including artists, scientists, activists, educators, and island dwellers to address climate change. http://www.bustersimpson.net/
Funded by ArtPlace America, South Elm Projects brings 15 national artists and collectives together with neighbors to create public artworks that further civic engagement, public commons and urban wilds in advance of and with development. For more about South Elm Projects please visit, goelsewhere.org/southelmprojects. To get involved with the projects please contact, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.