PRAXIS w/ Stephanie Sherman (Elsewhere Collaborative)
Wednesday, November 17th, 8 to 9:30pm
Works Progress/West Bank Social Center welcomes Stephanie Sherman, co-founder and collaborative director of Elsewhere, for a talk and informal Q+A session on the living museum, site-specific residency program, and creative laboratory. Set within a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, Elsewhere started from a massive collection of 58-years worth of cultural surplus sitting without destination, and in 2003 was converted into a living museum, conceptual+material playground, and space for investigating everyday and extraordinary life. Now, nothing is for sale, and artists live and work amidst an endlessly circulating collection of objects and artworks that is continually re-purposed and re-imagined.
Elsewhere is a unique residency model, hosting over 40 creatives from across the globe each year who create projects with and within this evolving environment, responding to the things, architectures, collaborative community, and developing downtown Greensboro. Stephanie will share the story of Elsewhere’s history, evolution, contemporary challenges, and future visions. She will speak from the interwoven perspectives of non-profit director, artist, curator, writer, and organizer, insisting that these practices together can make for a more dynamic, responsive, sustainable (art)world.
MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE SHERMAN:
Stephanie explores the intersection of everyday and extraordinary life through site-specific projects that interweave the practices of curator, artist, writer, and organizer. She is currently collaborative director and founder of Elsewhere, a living museum and residency program set within a three-story former thrift store. Her creative and critical research themes include magic realism, cultural outpourings, public processes, urban revitalization, smiling and laughter, social formations, collective imaginaries, and how things compose narratives and designate patterns. She loves people, books, and buildings, in theory and practice, and schooling in 20th C English Literature at UPenn and Critical Theory and Philosophy at Duke inform her current projects.
Praxis is a free monthly artist talk coordinated by Works Progress at West Bank Social Center. Local, national, and international artists, curators, administrators and cultural producers discuss their work in an intimate setting, followed (when possible) by practical exercises and activities for those interested in experimenting with new ways of thinking, making and doing.
Photo by Kate Strathmann (Fall 2010 Resident at Elsewhere)
Somebody hit the reset button!
The very fine folks at 1419 have put us up on their 2nd floor for a partnership that we’re all very excited about. Here’s a rough sketch of the weekly series of events we’re working on:
More details soon! In the meantime, you can say Hi! to us at the 1419 Potluck dinner on Sunday, October 24th at 5pm. We’ll toast to the future and make big plans!
HOTPANTS at WBSC
(The Last Rent Party)
Saturday, September 18th at 9:30pm
Above The Nomad World Pub
Come prepared to groove with beautiful people to beautiful soul and funk from days past. NO LAPTOPS NEVER EVER. What to expect:
This is the last dancin’ party at West Bank Social Center. KEEP THAT IN MIND. Your attendance will both help the party bump and raise money to help us pay our final rent check. It’s a win win win.
More details & RSVP
Hope to see you at the Kabaret opening screening tonight! 8pm is when it begins.
(reblogged from MNKINO)
Friend of WBSC, Zoe Prinds-Flash is having a one night show at The Archive (below the VFW on Lyndale) Friday after next (July 2nd).
She’s an incredibly talented young photographer and I really recommend checking out her portfolio and Flickr stream. Your donations at the event will benefit the West Bank Social Center. How cool is that?
Hope y’all can pop in for a bit!
thanks folks ~ we’ve gotten enough cabbage to build the biggest Tasty_Space yet! we’ll be building the raised bed frame for the babies donated by Mother Earth Gardens on Sunday morning at the Nomad Pub ~ weather depending.
the guts will go in on Monday ~ come feast your eyes on the lasagna layering scheme!
Help us photosynthesize! and please share this with anyone looking to support a good cause…
I am planning a series of FREE events about vegetable cultivation + preparation. The Nomad, Easy Bean, and Seed Savers have started us off, but we still need a few more things! In conjunction with Works Progress, monetary or product donations to VeggiEvents will be tax deductible [still finalizing the details].
Sponsorship of this project will be advertised in our media coverage + on our website. To ensure prime growth of these superstar seedlings, we need monetary or product donations for:
~ 15 cubic yards of soil / compost
~ salvage lumber, pressure treated or finished boards for boxing a raised bed
approximately 30’ long x 3’ deep x 18” high
~ straw, hay, or other organic mulching product
~ organic seed starter mix
~ worm castings or other natural fertilizers + growth agents
Questions? call me… 612.741.6074
Come out this Friday 21st for an evening of performance hosted by you Beast, you Gem. Co-curated by C.L. Meisinger & Elissa Johnson, ybyg brings you the most underground eclectic performace art and music every other month. Doors open at 9 with The Danger Board and proceeds loud and riotous (with Lucreshia Grant, Hannah Starr, DJs Conch & Bonk, Lungless Ladies, Muscle Twitch, Martha Stoned, installation by Edie Overturf, Munky Junk, Malicious Jigglies, Motor Jelly, ) from there. $5 gets you in…
…say hello to my little friends…
Enjoying the view from their window boxes are some tasty scallions, Napa cabbage, and purple cabbages donated by Easy Bean Farm. Easy Bean is a community supported agriculture farm and they’re still accepting shareholders for this season, if you’d like a constant supply of tasty local organic vegetables, herbs, + recipes. They’re also some pretty fantastic people!
These friendly plants will play major roles in the vegetable education [veggucation?] events that the WBSC is launching this summer.