Won’t Back Down/Stay With Me


For all the grief Sam Smith’s been given over the song, and Petty’s grace about the damn thing, I think in the end, the two tunes go pretty well together. Alex McKinney and I take a spin on the song one Sunday night in late February at Beer Co. in downtown Greensboro. The evening with music is hosted by Alan Peterson, and with all the music, the potluck, and the company, it’s a great balm for the Sunday blues.

George Scheer


George Scheer

George Scheer, Collaborative Director for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative, explains a little of what he’s learned about the grant writing process. Number one: Know what the foundations are passionate about and connect them with the right projects and artists.

Last week, George met with representatives from Weatherspoon Art Museum and Downtown Greensboro Inc. to identify locations for a new art installation project planned for downtown during ArtBeat Greensboro. The three organizations are collaborating to bring tape artist Michael Townsend to the city. The Weatherspoon Art Museum initiated the project, Elsewhere is providing artists for the night-time, guerilla-like installation, and Downtown Greensboro Inc. is providing additional resources and support for the project.

Details coming soon. Meantime, sample some of tape artist Michael Townsend’s work on his flickr page and Web site.

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