Elsewhere Artist Collaborative’s Director of Concept and Design Stephanie Sherman gives Southernist “the scoop” on insider hotspots in Greensboro, NC:
ART: Elsewhere!! is an arts production site and experimental museum that brings innovative contemporary artists to Greensboro to participate in the transformation of a three-story former thrift store housing one woman’s immense 58-year collection of surplus objects. (See more info below)
SLEEP: The Proximity Hotel is an awesome new green hotel. New World Moxie – Old World Hospitality -Vibrant Restaurant – Creative Events – Stylish Loft-Like Guestrooms – A Green & Eco Friendly Hotel. “Greensboro is an apt name for a town that will be home to one of the greenest hotels in the country.” – New York Times, September 2007
EAT: 223 restaurant (223 south elm street) has incredible experimental southern food that appears totally wacky but is actually delicious. Very innovative combinations.
SHOP: A new store on McGee St. in downtown called “Love Your Friends Be Social“is a mix of skateboard, hip-hop, designer genre with some really great colorful kicks and nice sunglasses. Also, there’s a great vintage store called Design Archives on Tate Street (a little ways from downtown).
More about Elsewhere: Elsewhere’s international visiting artist program invites innovative cultural producers to create new, site specific works across media using the materials of Elsewhere’s collection. Artists work with and within a living artwork, continually transforming Sylvia’s collection and past artists’ work into a building-wide collaborative installation. At Elsewhere neither object nor artwork is for sale, instead, a continually circulating environment of art and object provides imaginative experiences for audiences and artists alike. Elsewhere’s fifth season, running March to November 2008, will include over 35 international creators and feature a complete schedule of openings, Artist Conversations, performances, workshops, new installations, happenings, and events.
2008 marks the bicentennial of Greensboro, NC.