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Happening Now
1. Introducing Southern Constellations Fellows
2. South Elm Projects : New Artists and New Works
3. OLD SOUTH Documentary Screening in Greensboro
4. 
Urban Gray Ballroom Opens for Museum as Instrument
5. Capital Campaign Garners New Support
6. Upcoming Events
7. Ongoing Events

1. Introducing Southern Constellations Fellows

Elsewhere is pleased to have onsite the first of six artists selected for Southern Constellations Fellowships, Iman Person--a visual artist and sculptor based in the Atlanta, GA area-- and Regina Agu-- an interdisciplinary artist based in Houston, TX. 

The artists will be at Elsewhere from July 8 through August 12 to create new works in the museum using the collection of cultural and material surplus. An Opening and Reception for Iman and Regina will take place at Elsewhere on August 1 at 8pm

About
Southern Constellations is a fellowship program that supports the creation of experimental new works in Elsewhere’s living museum and connects contemporary art practices in the South. 

The 2015 Southern Constellations Fellows are: Regina Agu (Houston, TX), Rachel Debuque (Washington, D.C.), Jana Harper (Nashville, TN), George Jenne (Chapel Hill, NC), Iman Person (Atlanta, GA), and Hong-An Truong (Durham, NC).

For a full schedule of residency dates and events please visit, goelsewhere.org/south.
The Porch Project : Black Lunch Tables by artist Heather Hart in-progress at the corner of Bragg Street and Arlington Street in downtown Greensboro. Opening reception will take place October 3 & 4 with a public performance and conversation series led by the artist and community members. To get involved contact southelm@goelsewhere.org. 

2. SOUTH ELM PROJECTS : NEW ARTISTS AND NEW WORKS


The next visiting artists in the South Elm Projects artists series arrive onsite at Elsewhere this month. 

Chat Travieso will be in residence from July 15 through August 12 at Elsewhere to work with members of the community to create his project and coordinate public programming. The artist will give an Artist Talk this Thursday, August 16 at 8:30pm in Elsewhere’s Storefront window. The event is free and open to the public.

For South Elm Projects, Chat will create a mobile seating platform that fits in a parking space to travel around Greensboro for pop-up performances and staged events. It challenges notions about our pedestrian priority on the street and rethinks how we use parking space for public space.

Samara Smith will be in residence from July 29 through August 8 at Elsewhere and will give an Artist Talk on Thursday, July 30 at 8:30pm. For her project, Samara will continue the creation of a documentary audio tour of Hamburger Square based on stories told by residents. 


The public opening for both of these projects will be held on First Friday, August 7, from 6-10pm at Elsewhere and throughout the South Elm neighborhood.  

View More South Elm Projects:

Blind Field Shuttle | Carmen Papalia
Neighborhood Murals | MILAGROS
Hopscotch | Agustina Woodgate
S
outh Elm Blog

3. OLD SOUTH Documentary Screening in Greensboro

On Saturday, July 25th at 9pm, Elsewhere and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum will host a free outdoor screening of Danielle Beverly's OLD SOUTH in the grassy lot at the corner of Arlington Street and Bragg Street, in Greensboro’s historic Old Asheboro neighborhood.

The documentary follows the story of Hope, a 30-year-old woman fighting to save her historic African American neighborhood from encroachment by an elite white college fraternity, one known to fly a confederate flag and hold an annual antebellum parade. OLD SOUTH provides, through a quiet unfolding story, a window into the underlying dynamics of race relations that influence so many American communities. And ultimately inspires hope, reflection, and crucial steps forward.

The film screening is followed by an open conversation and Q&A session with the film's Director and staff from the International Civil Rights Center & Museum about how America’s legacy of racism has impacted the formation of our communities and lived experiences, as well as about how we might re-imagine how communities can thrive.

This event is part of Elsewhere’s South Elm Projects initiative, which promotes neighborhood-driven community revitalization through artist-led projects and public programming amidst the neighborhood’s current redevelopment.

Director Danielle Beverly brings this film to Greensboro as the final stop on the “Healing Spaces Tour,” which has taken OLD SOUTH to screening venues throughout the Southeast. The tour is funded by Wave Farm & NYSCA. 

4. The Urban Gray Ballroom Opens for MU::IN

On the First Friday in July, Elsewhere hosted the premiere for Museum as Instrument (MU::IN), a month-long sound art residency with Chicago-based sound and radio artists Troy Briggs, Jon Brumit, Joe Jeffers, Michael Milano, David Moré, and Jeff Kolar and Meredith Kooi of Radius. 

The event featured the public opening of the Urban Gray Ballroom, an alternative space inside an alternative space. Located in between Elsewhere's two storefronts, the stairwell at 606 & ½ S. Elm Street is a street-side staircase theater equipped with a full audio arsenal including the Werkstatt-01 synthesizer donated by Moog in Asheville, NC. The space is available for indoor and outdoor performances, contact documentarian@goelsewhere.org for performance opportunities and scheduling.

MU::IN is curated by Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator of The Museum of Arts and Design in New York and Founder and Executive Director Emeritus of Threewalls in Chicago, and Joe Jeffers, musician, producer and Director of 8550 Ohio. This project is supported in part by the N.C. Arts Council. 

Catch up on the residency online: MU::IN blog and online

5. Capital Campaign Garners New Support

Two generous gifts from the Cemala Foundation and Cone Family have advanced Elsewhere's Restoration campaign toward its goal. These two gifts followed Elsewhere's successful $25,000 Kickstarter campaign, which welcomed more than 300 friends and supporters nationwide to give in support of Elsewhere's sustainable future. The Cemala and Cone Family gifts, each at a leadership level of $25,000, show their ongoing commitment to the creative, arts-centered growth of downtown Greensboro.

Elsewhere has raised $650,000 in cash and pledges toward its $800,000 campaign goal. With construction plans and permits in place, Elsewhere needs to raise $50,000 more to secure a construction loan and begin restoration in November. 
6. UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, July 16 @ 8:30pm 
South Elm Projects Artist Talks with Chat Travieso
At Elsewhere


Saturday, July 25 @ 9pm 
OLD SOUTH Documentary Screening and Q&A with the Director
Sponsored by Elsewhere's South Elm Projects, the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, and Petunia Productions.
At the Grassy Lot at the corner of Bragg Street and Arlington Street


Thursday, July 30 @ 8:30pm 
South Elm Projects Artist Talks with Samara Smith
At Elsewhere


Saturday, August 1 @ 8pm 
Southern Constellations Opening & Reception with Iman Person and Regina Agu
At Elsewhere


Thursday, August 6 @ 8:30pm 
Southern Constellations Artist Talk with Rachel Debuque and Jana Harper
At Elsewhere


Friday, August 7 @ 6-10pm 
First Friday and Public Opening for South Elm Projects artist Chat Travieso and Samara Smith
At Elsewhere


Saturday, August 8 
Fall offsite internship applications due, apply online at goelsewhere.org/internships
On the Internet


Updates - New events added throughout the month, check the online calendar for updates.
7. ONGOING EVENTS

Museum Open
Wednesday - Saturday, 1-10pm at 606 S. Elm Street, Greensboro

Saturday Tours at Four (pm)
RSVP to museum@goelsewhere.org, drop-ins welcome. ($5 members / $10 non-members)


Public Dinners
Wed - Sat, 7pm. RSVP to kitchen@goelsewhere.org at least 24 hours in advance.
($5 members / $10 non-members)
ABOUT ELSEWHERE
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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