1. Art in Practice: George Scheer, Executive Director of Elsewhere

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    FEBRUARY 26, 2013 Art in Practice is a program series that provides guidance and insight into the professional world for students preparing for careers in the arts. Varying topics of conversation range from a nuts-and-bolts approach to gaining valuable job skills, to broad issues relevant to creative culture as a whole. This edition of Art in Practice invites George Scheer, co-founder and executive director of Elsewhere, a living museum, international residency program, and educational laboratory housed in a former thrift store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Scheer’s theoretical and artistic projects explore creative communities as political constituencies. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication/Performance Studies at UNC–Chapel Hill and holds an MA in Critical Theory and Visual Culture from Duke University, as well as a BA in Political Communications from the University of Pennsylvania. His current research explores the aesthetic context for social change and political practice. Elsewhere is a non-profit organization that develops collaborative culture by creating new futures from old things. Through its living museum, residency program, and collaborative learning laboratory, Elsewhere encourages a more curious and creative downtown Greensboro. The organization is operated by its two founders/co-directors, a shifting team of curators, fellows, interns, and a cabinet of community members. Volunteers, artists, members, and visitors participate in public inquiry and engagement in a one-of-a-kind environment.

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    • Interview with Unlikely Treasures' featured collector George Scheer of the Elsewhere Collaborative

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      Indy Week interviews George Scheer, co-founder of the Elsewhere Collaborative in Greensboro, NC which was prominently featured in the film "Unlikely Treasures" at Full Frame 2011.

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