GSO City Market June 15th, 6pm - 10pm
The monthly themes of the three 2018 GSO City Market will be Past, Present, and Future. These themes will provide an intimate portrait of the people, places, and things that make up Downtown Greensboro. We will approach these topics through interactive tours, curated vendors, music events, and art installations which will be engaging, and most importantly, fun! Through these, we will explore the history, current initiatives, and future explorations of the place we all know and love.
Art and Music
The art and music features for the GSO City Market on April 20th will be brought to you by two legs of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The School of Art’s contemporary art center Greensboro Project Space, and UNCG’s Community Arts Collaborative which creates and supports community engaged programs for UNCG’s School of Music, Theatre, Dance, and Art. Students and faculty from the CVPA will curate and produce the programs in collaboration with local artists, musicians, dancers, and performers.
Gate City Songwriters Showcase
Greensboro Project Space
Come out to GSO City Market in June and enjoy FREE music inside the Greensboro Project Space from a great group of unique and creative songwriters you may have not heard before.
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6:00-6:30 Greg Brown (Jazzy acoustic folk)
6:30-7:00 William Nesmith (Soul-pop)
7:00-7:30 Doug Baker (Songs from an overactive mind)
7:30-8:00 Bobbie Needham (New retro swing and blues)
8:00-8:30 Robert Pipkin (Energetic acoustic blues and rock)
8:30-9:00 John Stevens (Alternative folk with a heart)
9:00-9:30 Jamie Anderson (Americana from the garage)
Sounding Out The Past by Seth Ellis
Greensboro Project Space
Sounding Out the Past is an experiment in investigating the past, by exploring sound. I used to live in Greensboro, and was curious then and now about its history, and the things it shares with the places I grew up, as well as its differences. Thinking about the past is an act of empathetic imagination, looking at other people’s lives from the outside. In this project, I’m looking at the many publicly available historical documents from Greensboro—city directories, fire insurance maps—and trying to imagine the sound of everyday that they describe. What sounds did people hear, that formed the boundaries of their daily experience? This project is an attempt, not to answer these questions, but to suggest possibilities, which is often all we can do about the past.
Seth Ellis is an artist, and designer. He makes site-specific narratives that explore the stories inherent in material culture, place, and everyday objects. His work utilizes the mass-manufactured artifacts of Modernist industrial society as the loci of installations combining multimedia experience design, local history, and storytelling to trace the webs that connect local communities across time and space. Ellis’ work has shown in galleries, streets, and storefronts, festivals and symposia, in America, Europe, and several points in the Atlantic Ocean.
Postcards from the Future and Stories from the Future
with the UNCG Speaking Center
Write a postcard from the future to a friend in present day Greensboro. Tell them about something cool or exciting that you have just done. Be sure to put the date on your postcard. For example: May 25, 2051.
Stories from the Future
Come tell a story from the future. New stories start every half hour beginning at 7 PM. Each group will make up their story as they go. Come with an open mind and find out what the future holds!