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July 2013
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NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE

John Q, "Untitled (Books)", 2013. Vinyl. Installation view, 2013 NEA Southern Constellations Program.
JULY EVENTS
1. First Friday Featuring The Hair Do Project | July 5 from 6 - 10pm
2. Constellations and Conversations with Andrew Raffo Dewar | July 11 at 530pm
3. From the Canvas to the Page Information Session | July 13 from 2 - 4pm
4. Constellations and Conversations with Nikita Gale | July 18 at 530pm
5. From the Canvas to the Page Workshop | Saturdays July 20 - Aug 24 from 2 - 4pm
6. Queerly Beloved Book Club | July 25 from 630 to 8pm

JULY RESIDENTS
1. Andrew Raffo Dewar (Tuscaloosa, AL) - Southern Constellations NEA Fellow
2. Thomas Choinacky (Philadelphia, PA)
3. Oakley Tapola (Minneapolis, MN) 
4. Sarah Ann (Minneapolis, MN)
5. Marin Abell (Williamsburg, VA)
6. Nikita Gale (Atlanta, GA)Southern Constellations NEA Fellow
7. Casey Middaugh (Seattle, WA)
8. Sleeper (Miami, FL)
9. Dao Nguyen (Chicago, IL)
10. Taylor Giles Tower (Montreal, QC, Canada)
11. Emma Reaves (Brooklyn, NY)
12. Clint Sleeper (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

GET INVOLVED
1. Save the Date for TOMORROW: Fundraising Extravaganza on Sept. 28.
(Members receive special first access to tickets and extravaganza benefits)
2. Become a member now and double your support from F4DC!
3. Schedule a creative retreat for your class, organization, or group.
4. Apply for a fall internship. 
5. Support I Don't Do Boxes with a donation to QueerLab.

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS
1. Artist Talks | Thursdays at 830pm ($1 / free for members)
2. Weekly Tours | Saturdays at 4pm ($5 / free for members)
3. Members' Dinners | Thursdays at 730pm ($5 / members, RSVP to kitchen)
4. Museum Open | Wednesday til Saturday from 1pm to 10pm ($1 / free for members)

FEATURED WORKS
1. Untitled (Books) | John Q
2. Sew to Speak | Melissa Vandenberg
3. SanctuWHEREium | Peter Pendergrass
4. Reflect Inward | Lauren Bullock 

STAY CONNECTED
1. Newsletter goes monthly, stay up to date with events at Elsewhere.
2. This month in photos elsewhere.




JULY EVENTS

1. It's an Elsewhere First Friday Opening in Downtown Greensboro featuring a special StoreFront performance and screening with Shaina Machlus and the Hair Do Project. ($1 donation / Free for members)

Event Schedule:

8pm | Hair Do Live | Performance
Shaina Machlus will cut hair live on the stage front theater with  musical accompaniment by Mike Wallace. 
 
9pm | The Hair Do Project | Film Screening
Screening Shaina Machlus's documentary film, "The Hair Do Project" at 9pm, which focuses on issues of personal aesthetics, identity and the community dialogues created around salon chairs. 
 
Ongoing | New Work by Artists in Residence
Look for new work by: John Q, Rebecca Noone, Lindsay Clark-Ryan, Ashley Yeo Yakka, Clint Sleeper and Lea Sorrentino.

Ongoing | A Night of Elsewhere Artist Games
Throughout the museum we'll feature games made by past and present artists-in- residence, along-side surrealist and situationist inspired games from the past century. Bend words, test your skill, make some noise, create surprising pictures, and maybe even try to win. 

About Hair Do Project
Through still photography and film vignettes, Hair Do Project is documenting haircuts in diverse locations in Greensboro; at Salons, barberships and the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), a day center that assists people who are homeless, recently homeless, or facing homelessness reconnect with their own lives and with the community at large.

The Hair Do project is an art initiative that aims to spark fresh dialogue and create new connections using the power of image and the shared experience of hair to unite and build community. Their ultimate goal is to empower individuals to exercise creative agency over the way they present themselves to others, inspiring a greater understanding of how we perceive ourselves and others. 

 

2. Meet  2013 Southern Constellations Program Fellow and artist-in-residence, Andrew Raffo Dewar.

Raffo Dewar is a composer, improviser, woodwind instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist. He is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts in New College and the School of Music at the University of Alabama.
 
He will be working on site at Elsewhere from July 3rd through July 17th. 
 
Southern Constellations is a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship program supporting six southern artists from diverse backgrounds to participate in Elsewhere's site-specific residency program. 

Follow the Southern Constellations program online.



3. From the Canvas to the Page is a Saturday afternoon youth program designed to provide a creative outlet for teens of the Triad, combining visual arts, writing, and performance. Led by local artists in the Poet.She collective.

Teens will learn various strategies for self expression and develop their skills in writing, speaking, painting, and drawing. This will be an uplifting learning experience, for both the  youth involved and local college students who work with this program.

This information session will introduce the program to parents and youth. Drop in to learn more about the program and to register. 
 
The program will run from July 20-August 24, culminating in a student showcase of work.

Contact Kelly Rae of Poets.She for more information: poet.she7@gmail.com or (219) 741-5420.



4. Meet  2013 Southern Constellations Program Fellow and artist-in-residence, Nikita Gale

Gale uses political and consumerist imagery to construct personal accounts of her efforts to engage with history and capitalism. Her work is a series of interventions that highlight and question the ways in which ideologies of history and of capitalism are consumed by individuals. She is interested in humanizing the role of the consumer within these systems. 

She will be working on site at Elsewhere from July 7 to August 10. 
 
Southern Constellations is a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship program supporting six southern artists from diverse backgrounds to participate in Elsewhere's site-specific residency program. 

5. From the Canvas to the Page is a Saturday afternoon youth program designed to provide a creative outlet for teens of the Triad, combining visual arts, writing, and performance. Led by  local artists in the Poet.She collective. 
 
Teens will learn various strategies for self expression and develop their skills in writing, speaking, painting, and drawing. This will be an uplifting learning experience, for both the  youth involved and local college students who work with this program. 
 
The program will run every Saturday in the museum from July 20-August 24, culminating in a student showcase of work. 
 
Contact Kelly Rae of Poets.She to reserve your spot or for more information: poet.she7@gmail.com or (219) 741-5420.



6. Queerly Beloved is a book club that meets on a monthly basis to read and discuss books primarily written for, by, or about LGBTQ people of color. Queerly Beloved is also notably Elsewhere’s first book club.

July Book | The Summer We Got Free by Mia Mckenzie

Contact April Parker at aprilparker83@gmail.com for more information. 
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ABOUT ELSEWHERE
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.

ABOUT F4DC
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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