George Scheer

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George Scheer

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Residency Period: December 2012

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George Scheer is co-founder and Executive Director of Elsewhere, a living museum and artist residency set inside a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro.  Since 2003, Elsewhere has been transforming the three story former-store and its massive 58-year inventory of material and cultural surplus ammased by George’s grandmother, Sylvia Gray.  Elsewhere offers a unique site for artists from around the world to create site-specific works with and within a set of material resources that engage local publics.  Elsewhere’s museum is open Wednesday-Saturday from 1-10pm, it hosts weekly events, programs, and artist talks that welcome new forms of creative engagement between Greensboro publics and global contemporary artists.

As a writer and artist, George creates at intersections of art and social change, politics, and system thinking.  George is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication and Performance Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill, and holds an MA in Critical Theory and Visual Culture from Duke University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania in Political Communications.  His current research explores the emerging political economy for art in economic and civic development.