All the things happening now at Elsewhere

June 2016

1 | Miami Goes Elsewhere
2 | Paint with Us!
3 | #RestoreElsewhere

4 | "11 of the World's Most Unusual Artist Residencies"
5 | News from Past Residents
1 | Miami Goes Elsewhere

Juana Valdes, Colored China Rags I, 2012, porcelain bone china.

Miami Goes Elsewhere, a residency of interdisciplinary Miami artists, runs June 8th-July 6th, 2016. We are excited to welcome these extraordinary creatives to Greensboro to create work in and around Elsewhere’s museum:

Connect with Miami style:

Artists talk on June 19th, 5-6pm at The Forge (115 W Lewis Street). The residents will be presenting their past work and discussing their creative, individual practices.

Members are invited to have drinks with the artists following each Artist Talk (6-7pm). Meet the artists and fellow museum members. There might also be Karaoke. If you aren’t a member, or want to renew your 2016 membership, purchase year long memberships online.

This curated residency will culminate with a group opening on First Friday, July 1st from 6-10pm.

Miami Goes Elsewhere is funded in part by the N.C. Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
2 | Paint with Us!
Tan's Nature Matching System Mural in Times Square, NYC. (Photo courtesy of, 2008) Ours won't be as grandiose... but you get the point.

Match nature with color in a collaboration with the Downtown Greenway, The Forge, & City Market.

  • Saturday, June 4th: 10-1pm @ Cumberland Park (401 Cumberland Street)
  • Thursday, June 16th: 6-9pm @ City Market: Mural (106 Barnhardt Street)

We'll be producing artist Tattfoo Tan's Nature Matching System, a paint-by-color-by-vegetable mural project to inspire healthy eating and leave you hungry.

The collaboration will begin at Cumberland Park for the 19th Annual National Trails Day, and we'll finish the mural during June's City Market at the South Elm Railyard.

Tan was Elsewhere’s 2016 FoodLab teaching artist at Rankin Elementary School. FoodLab was a month-long education initiative engaging 15 Guilford County students in “self-reliance and living closer to the earth.”

FoodLab is funded in part by the North Carolina Arts Council and ArtsGreensboro.

Primary Flight's Greenway Mural (2012) at the Downtown Greenway is visible from Spring Garden Street and many other neighboring roads.

3 | #RestoreElsewhere

Javier, or "El Peligroso" (the Dangerous One) as his peers call him, shows off his guns as we show off the foundations for two new bathrooms.

Restoration is well underway. We know! We know! We want to open cause we miss y’all so much.

The first floor will open August 3rd. The other floors are staying secret till our Fundraising Extravaganza on September 17th, 2016, so mark your calendars for the big reveal!! Tickets on sale August 3rd.

In the meantime, cupcakes and road demolition:

Come to Elsewhere Saturday, June 11th @ 10am; we’ll be cutting open our street! HA! HA! Rumor has it there are trolley tracks down there! Stick around for neighbor’s Crawford Creations Cupcake Saturday from 10am-1pm. Have a cupcake and watch as we tear into South Elm Street.

Also in the meantime:

We have enjoyed telling the story, collecting your warm wishes, and getting to know the fine work of Landmark Builders & Vines Architecture.

Andrew Day, Landmark’s Superintendent is managing a tremendous crew. He’s discovered Elsewhere’s magic and is helping us transform the building in its proper spirit.

Huge thank you to Landmark BuildersVines Architecture, & subcontractors:
A.C. Corporation,
Network One DryWall,
5 Queens Plumbing,
Twin City Sprinkler,
R.D. Graham Electric,
Patriot Systems (fire alarm),
& Allied Roofing.

Check out our Flickr to see the “Latest and Greatest” images from the restoration.

4 | "11 of the World's Most Unusual Artist Residencies"

Clockwise from top left: SETI Institute (Mountain View, CA), Outlandia (Glen Nevis, Scotland), our home sweet home, & Container Artist Residency (across the world).

Elsewhere made it on Artsy's "11 of the World's Most Unusual Artist Residencies" list!

Check out the other 10 adventures that await in Brisbane, Cape Town, Glen Nevis, San Francisco, Hawai'i, and on a cargo ship which travels the 7 seas.

As editor Casey Lesser says, "there's nothing 'usual' about an artist residency." Damn straight. Nothing "usual" here.

5 | News From Past Residents

Camp Little Hope consists of Mary Rothlisberger, Aislinn Pentecost-Farren, Walker Tufts, and others.

Camp Little Hope presents Handmade Landscape, a sculptural intervention on the Western Carolina University campus trail system, from May 19th-August 26th. The exhibition explores the geography, botany, and the impact of human land use.

Past Elsewhere Curator Walker Tufts is also redistributing copies of Camp Little Hope's Neighborhood Field Guides (2015) to Downtown Greensboro stores and tourist hubs this Saturday, June 4th. If you want them in your shop (or need a refill) let us know. First Friday, October 7th the Camp Little Hope gang will be back to give tours in celebration of 17 Days.

Jeff Kolar gave an artist talk on Radical Radio at Moogfest 2016 in Durham, NC on May 20th with Anna Friz. Kolar is a Chicago-based sound artist who created Doorbells as part of the console for Elsewhere's Urban Grey Ballroom, both created for the Museum as Instrument (MU::IN) residency in 2015. 

Blair Bogin and collaborator Ray Ray Mitrano mathematically cast their birth charts in a cycle of monologue, movement, improv, & object play. The performance, To You Four Me: Both Birthdays was a poetic experiment for Hub14's Live-In Residency in Toronto, May 27-28th. Bogin created Non-Stop King Rat during her 2015 residency.

Chloe Bass will be back in Greensboro next week for Philosophy without Teachers, a residency collaboration between Philosophy Departments at Elon University and Case Western Reserve University. She is currently in Weimar with the Goethe Institut KulturSymposium and later this summer in New Orleans with the amazing folks at Antenna.

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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