FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2015
Next South Elm public art projects will create community platforms to consider the dimensions of the cityâ€™s resources and public spaces
(Greensboro, NC) - Elsewhere is excited to welcome the next visiting artists commissioned for South Elm Projects--Colin Kloecker, Collaborative Director of Works Progress Studio, and Chat Travieso. As part of South Elm Projects, both Colin and Chat will be in residence from July 15 through August 12 at Elsewhere to work with Elsewhere curators and members of the community to create their projects and coordinate public programming. The artists will give an Artist Talk to the community this Thursday, July 16 at 8:30pm in Elsewhereâ€™s Storefront window at 606 S. Elm Street. The event is free and open to the public.
For South Elm Projects, Colin of Works Progress Studio will create a community water-bar with local community water tenders. The water tenders will help collect stories and facilitate conversation about about the sociopolitical dimensions of the cityâ€™s resources. For more about the Water Bar and to see previous installments please visit, http://www.water-bar.org.
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.
The public opening for both projects will be held on First Friday, August 7, from 6-10pm at Elsewhere and throughout the South Elm neighborhood.
Works Progress Studio is an artist-led collaborative public art & design studio based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota led by wife-husband Collaborative Directors Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker. The studio engages an expansive network of artists, scientists, organizers, and other creative people to realize imaginative public projects rooted in place and purpose. http://worksprogress.org/
Chat Travieso is an artist, designer, and educator. He creates playful and functional urban interventions that respond to everyday needs and reinforce social bonds. His work has been commissioned by The Architectural League of New York, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, WHEDco, Design Trust for Public Space, NYCDOT, and the Cambridge Arts Council. http://www.chattravieso.com/
Funded by ArtPlace America, South Elm Projects brings 15 national artists and collectives together with neighbors to create public artworks that further civic engagement, public commons and urban wilds in advance of and with development. For more about South Elm Projects please visit, goelsewhere.org/southelmprojects. To get involved with the projects please contact, email@example.com.
Elsewhere is a non-profit living museum and artist residency program set with a three-story former thrift store. Since 2003, Elsewhere has been transforming its former store and its vast material collection into a living museum that serves as a hub for local and global collaborations. goelsewhere.org
Elsewhere is funded in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ArtPlace America, The Kresge Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro, Tannenbaum Sternberger Foundation, The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, The Fund for Democratic Communities, The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Guilford Green Foundation, The Harpo Foundation, The Gallucci Creative Fund, Lincoln Financial Foundation, Art Matters & friends like you.