All the things happening now at Elsewhere

April 2016

1 | Restoration Underway
2 | Update: FoodLab 2016
3 | Calling the Constellation!

4 | Sixth Annual Passover Seder
5 | May Garden Party
6 | Become Our Communications Curator
1 | Restoration Underway

Elsewhere Friends,

Elsewhere's Restoration is underway!!! A milestone as we upfit our historic building for year round operations, residency, safety, and comfort. This restoration is supported by over 300 people, national and local foundations, individuals and corporations. We can not thank you enough. Together we are breathing health and life into the building. We are supporting artists from all over the world to create challenging, critical, and experimental new work. We are creating a community anchor for residents to imagine a more collaborative and creative culture in our downtown. 

Throughout the process we are going to share with you images and details from the work. We are going to celebrate those individuals and foundations that are supporting this $850,000 restoration. We are going to talk about some of the most significant changes this restoration brings to our city and artist community. We are going to keep seeking for funds, because completing this restoration isn’t just about fixing holes, it’s about building creativity and collaboration between local and national communities for the next 40 years.

During the restoration the museum will remained closed to the public until July. I literally just heard a young woman outside the door saying, “They’re not going to be open until July. Nooooooo!” Seriously. We are sorry, but it is true. 

Just because the museum is closed doesn’t mean Elsewhere isn’t everywhere. Artist Tattfoo Tan is working at Rankin Elementary creating exciting culinary projects with students. Check out his Steamed Dye Pouches with turmeric, black beans, and Japanese maple! We are exhibiting Southern Constellations at The Katzen Arts Center and hosting a conference of Southern Arts Leaders this month in Washington, DC. Join us for our local family and friends, come to our our sixth annual Passover Seder, our garden party in The Yard, First Friday May, and meet 6 Miami artists in residency in June. We have an exciting year packed, and after we open we don’t close.

Looking forward to seeing you very soon,

George and the Elsewhere Team

Share your Blessing for Restoring Elsewhere:

As we open floors and dig holes through walls, we want to fill the empty spaces (literally) with your good wishes. Follow this link and send us a wish, blessing, creative inspiration, philosophical hope, song of health, ode to the future. We’ll print them out and drop them in the walls and floors!

Fill the void with your thoughts and blessings: Floors along the front and back of the building being removed in order to place stabilizing façade anchors.

2 | Update: FoodLab 2016

Teaching artist Tattfoo Tan exhibits bear-claw cutting technique to FoodLab 2016 students at Rankin Elementary.

Artist Tattfoo Tan is collaborating with Greensboro’s Rankin Elementary School in FoodLab, a playful afterschool program offering skill building, critical thinking, and making practices. In FoodLab, students savor and get hands-on with the culinary arts, food heritage, and healthy eating habits.

To relish a taste of what the foodies have been up to thus far, check out their photo album. This is their last week at Rankin, culminating in a field trip to Elsewhere. The album will grow into a zine, so keep an eye on Elsewhere's Issuu page and social media!

Based in New York City, Tan shares his “New Earth Resiliency Training Module,” which teaches self-reliance and living closer to the earth in urban environments. Drawing upon surrounding resources, NERTM treats Greensboro as a catalyst for building relations with various communities. FoodLab is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council and Lincoln Financial Foundation.

3 | Calling the Constellation!
Precociously dressed children watch Harvey Robinson's The City (2014) at the exhibition opening of Southern Constellations at the Katzen Arts Center on March 2nd.

Calling the Constellation! Southern Constellations Convergence: Exploring Experimental Practice and Resources in Southern Cities is taking place Saturday, April 30 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, DC. The convergence is free to participate; reserve your space now!

Presented by Elsewhere + Transformer in tandem with the Southern Constellations exhibition at the AU Museum, this full day convergence will include two panels with national arts leaders - one focused on experimental practice, one focused on resources - each followed by participatory breakout sessions. Our goal is to map out and connect Southern based art spaces, artist led projects, and the resources that support them. The Convergence will explore how artists and artist-centered organizations are working across sectors, disciplines, and political lines to make new experimental work.

The convergence is in tandem with Southern Constellations, an exhibition of selected works from Elsewhere residents. The exhibition runs April 1-May 29th, and features works by Regina AguRachel Debuque, Andrew Raffo Dewar, Frau Fiber (Carole Lung), Jana Harper, Hillerbrand + Magsamen, George Jenne, Nsenga Knight, John Q, Harvey Robinson, Nick SzuberlaMelissa Vandenberg, Izel Vargas, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Martha Whittington

4 | Sixth Annual Passover Seder

Passover at Elsewhere pairs traditional foods with an untraditional telling of the Passover story. We unfold Passover across the museum's three floors. Unlike other Seders, we explore the story of Jewish liberation alongside others' liberation.  Excerpts include Bell Hooks, David Wojnarowicz, Baal Shem Tov, Malcolm X, Susannah Herschel among others.

Like all other Seders, ours is a retelling of history, a performance of senses, and a meal made and shared with friends.

Passover @ Elsewhere: Tuesday, April 26th from 6-9pm.

This year seating is limited to 20, so please RSVP ASAP to by April 20th. A $20 donation helps Elsewhere go and grow.

5 | May Garden Party

House(pitality) Coordinator Fhalyshia Orians figures out if the pond guppies made it through the winter in The Yard (2015).

We miss you. We so miss you. So we can’t help but be open... sorta. Stop by The Yard for a First Friday garden party with new House(pitality) Coordinator Fhalyshia Orians on Friday, May 6 from 6-10 pm. BYOB!

We’ll do some planting and plotting and playing as the weather warms. So come by and say hi. The Yard is part of the 2015 South Elm Projects, designed, planted, and built by the Greensboro Permaculture Guild and Common Ground.

The Yard is a landscape and permaculture installation, emphasizing the collaboration between neighbors in a green space behind the 600 block of South Elm Street. The Yard is a partner among new South End ventures, including co-working spaces The Forge, HQ Greensboro, Gibbs Brewery, and Elsewhere.

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

6 | Become Our Communications Curator

Elsewhere is searching for our next Communications Curator. We seek a storyteller of the most clear, creative, and multi-platformed fashion.

The Communications Curator designs and disseminates content for Elsewhere’s museum, residency, and collaborative mission. Position open until filled. For complete descriptions visit:

For questions please contact, subject line: Comm Curator.

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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