Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Process drawing of sewing machine performance by NEA Fellow Melissa Vandenburg: 
"I was introduced, through maintenance, to a timeline of sewing machines: Pfaffs, Singers and a Japanese made Sovereign...
I envision a performance with multiple sewing machines collaborating with audience members–resulting in a fabric loop...The loop would be activated when audience members were invited to step forward and, in unison, sew together–causing the fabric loop to move simultaneously over and under the table in a continuous cycle. Pace, speed and stitch length will determine possible harmony or tension within the length of fabric, depending on how the participants, and as importantly the machines, cooperate..."
1. Meet Southern Constellations Fellow Melissa Vandenberg | Today from 530pm to 7pm
2. Artist Talks with Graham Holt + Lucia Carroll | Tonight at 830pm
3. Melissa Vandenberg performs Sew to Speak | Saturday, June 1 from 3 to 4pm
4. Peter Pendergrass performs SanctuWHEREium | Saturday, June 1 from 8pm to 10pm 

1. Melissa Vandenburg (Richmond, KY) - Southern Constellations Fellow
2. Lauren Bullock (Stone Mountain, GA)
3. Peter Pendergrass (Oakland, CA)
4. James Huckenpahler (Washington, D.C.)
5. Jenny Lee Craig (Vancouver, BC)

1. A place for lost bois and girls | Samantha Persons 

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, Thursday, May 23, from 5:30pm to 7pm: Meet Southern Constellations fellow, Melissa Vandenberg, a maker of objects, public maps, and middle grounds from Richmond, KY, and other fabulous resident artists.

Flash artist talk at 6pm and casual kitchen conversations.

Members encouraged to attend. Don't forget the fun continues afterwards with the weekly 730pm member's dinner (rsvp here) and 830pm artist talks. 

2. Grab a chair in the Storefront for Thursday night Artist Talks featuring Elsewhere Cabinet member, Graham Holt, and Elsewhere documentarian, Lucia Carroll.

3. Motivated by the copious collection of textiles and vintage sewing machines at Elsewhere, Vandenberg will stage a series of performative experiments investigating the relationships between sewer, spectator, machine, thread and textile. The public is invited to view initial sewing trials on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 at 6:30pm. A concluding performance will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 3pm to 4pm.

4. Saturday, June 1 from 8-10pm:  Artist-in-Residence Peter Pendergrass presents an evening of interactive performance and guided experimental meditation at the public opening of his residency project SanctuWHEREium. This performance will focus primarily on the use of contemporary technology - especially mobile devices and the internet - to expand traditional notions of spiritual place, space, experience, and expression. Includes a special guest appearance by LA artist Guru Rugu.



1. A place for lost bois and girls: 
This installation- comprised of a series of fort-like cubbies on the 2nd floor of the museum- is in a state of flux, like the living museum itself. It was built using the scrap material from the 3rd floor woodshop area to fashion partitions in a room where artists, staff and interns create, work, and dream.  Fort visitors are encouraged to take on characters suggested by the  fort contents and to change those contents to suggest the dwelling of new characters.  The first resident of the installation is Madison, a fictional character that Persons has been developing through her artistic practice. Madison is a self-determined, young, genderless, feral-esque child, who is an obsessive observer and collector of objects. Among the artifacts that speak to Madison’s character and habitation in the dwelling are a rope ladder, backpack, binoculars, animal fur cap, and a series of books: “Orphan, a Raccoon”, “Robinson Crusoe” and “Explore a Spooky Swamp.”    
Elsewhere is an artist-run, non-profit contemporary art organization, 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.

The Fund for Democratic Communities is a Greensboro, North Carolina based foundation supporting community-centered initiatives and institutions that foster authentic democracy and make communities better places to live.
Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro, 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 & friends like you.
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