All the things happening now at Elsewhere

August 2016

1 | Museum Open! Come Visit!
2 | Southern Constellations First Friday
3 | August Artists-in-Residence
4 | QueerLab 2016
5 | Meet the 2016 Summer Interns

6 | News From Past Residents
1 | Museum Open! Come Visit!

Can you tell that we missed you and we're excited to re-open the Living Museum?

The Living Museum's first floor re-opens today Wednesday, August 3rd at 1pm! Regular museum hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 1-10pm.

Elsewhere's 8th Annual Fundraising Extravaganza features the Grand Re-Opening of our Museum with three floors of artworks, music, food, cocktails, & performances.

Tickets are now on sale:

The wait is over; we've come full circle. Don't miss the big reveal!

Celebrate our re-opening with an all-night art party in the world's only thrift store turned residency & museum. The Extravaganza will also feature a 47-foot, illuminated ferris wheel. More details coming soon!

Contact for performance and sponsorship opportunities.

2 | Southern Constellations First Friday

The Southern Constellations residency culminates this First Friday, August 5th from 6-10pm!

Sneak a peek of the resident artists' projects below. RSVP to the opening, come meet the artists, listen to live music, and engage with their work. It's that easy.

Southern Constellations (SoCo) is a curated residency exploring experimental practices and networks in the Southern US. Artists will be at Elsewhere until August 10th.

Jane Cassidy, Working Title, light and sound installation. Cassidy responds to Elsewhere's Glass Forest by creating a timed sound and light landscape.

Maria Molteni, Working Title, homemade, lime-based paint. Molteni invites ghosts and spirits though painting museum apertures "haint blue."

Charisse Weston, Politics Surrounded (Medley), film, poetry publication, and wood benches. Weston explores how black, female bodies occupy space in the age of consumerism.

Cosmo WhyteGuess Who Is Coming To Dinner (from the Manifest Destiny The Musical Series), sound installation and refurbished antique cabinet. Whyte plays with the concept of hospitality in the Southern US as experienced by immigrants.

Antoine Williams, The Fire This Time, installation, filmed performance, and sculpture. Williams responds to recent institutionalized anti-black racist events with a performance of the black body in a controlled environment.

Sheetal Prajapati (July Visiting Artist), We Are Not Alone, light and fabric installation. Prajapati installs her own constellations with collection buttons and builds a magnified Lite Bright.

Southern Constellations is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtsGreensboro, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

3 | August Artists-in-Residence

Our August artists-in-residence arrive next Wednesday; make sure you save the date for their Artist Talks on Saturday, August 20th (5pm) and their First Friday opening on September 2nd (6-10pm).

The artists will be at Elsewhere from August 10th to September 7th.


You can find a full list of our 2016 + 2017 artists-in-residence here.
4 | QueerLab 2016

They're queer. They're here. They're occupying space. I Don't Do Boxes vol. 4: #OUTerSpace launches online and in print December 9th, 2016.

QueerLab 2016 is getting ready for blast off. Interest meetings:

  • Thursday, August 25th 5-7pm | Geeksboro
  • Thursday, September 1st 5-7pm | Elsewhere

QueerLab is a youth-led media program exploring LGBTQ experience in North Carolina. During the 2016 QueerLab sessions, a group of LGBTQ-identifying youth will work with local artists, writers, performance artists, and activists in workshops to build production skills and test our outer space.

For the #OUTerSpace sessions, QueerLab will explore the definition of space (whether it be personal or public), discuss motives and the healing process of alienation, and the boundaries of said space and our imagination as a collective culture. Stay tuned for dates and details on the workshops.

The work generated through these workshops will contribute to the production I Don’t Do Boxes volume 4: #OUTerSpace.

Interested in submitting to I Don't Do Boxes or joining the Editing Team? Email submissions, questions, and resumes to!

(Autonomous queer space. All ages welcome, but are expected to deliberately center the needs of queer youth in the Southern US.)

QueerLab is funded in part by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

5 | Meet the 2016 Summer Interns

The kickass 2016 Summer Interns, from left to right: Kyle Hazard, Cassidy Frye, Elliot E. Keeley, Amelia Nura.

We've been closed so you never really got a chance to meet our Fantastic Four. They've been putting in blood, sweat, and tears into building our museum back up and we couldn't thank them enough.

Kyle Hazard is a red headed thinker who loves to learn and work. 

Cassidy Frye doesn’t know why most things exist, but she is glad they do.

Elliot E. Keeley's interests include, but are not limited to: Fruit, Bull Terriers, Minions, and pleasing his haters.

Amelia Nura likes journaling, night walks, Suspiria and Black Sabbath (minus the Dio years).

6 | News From Past Residents

Cosmo Whyte builds a cabinet door for his 2016 Southern Constellations project, Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner (from the Manifest Destiny The Musical Series).

Congratulations to past (and present!) #SouthernConstellations‬ artists Jillian Mayer (2013), Stacy Lynn Waddell (2014), and Cosmo Whyte (2016) for being part of the 33 selected artists for the Atlanta Biennial (August 27th to December 18th)!

#MiamiGoesElsewhere artist-in-residence Juana Valdes is exhibiting at SITElines.2016 in Santa Fe. You can check out her work in this year's biennial, entitled much wider than a line, through January 8th, 2017.

Past Elsewherian Jane Claire Remick did an interview with So To Speak and talked about her experience at the Living Museum. Check out the interview here.

Are you a past Elsewherian and have news to update us with? Keep us in the know by contacting

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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