SDPL Labs: Partnering with Fab Lab for Fabulous Maker Programs

SDPL Labs: Partnering with Fab Lab for Fabulous Maker Programs

Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!) advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab.  Today, Uyen shares their partnership with Fab Lab & how you can get involved. Enjoy! ~Erinn SDPL Labs: Partnering with Fab Lab for Fabulous Maker...
The Labs for adults: is the change all in our heads?

The Labs for adults: is the change all in our heads?

We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant. It’s all grown up now, and has evolved into a thoughtful and responsive makerspace model that adds real value to to the conversation. Check out the whole...
Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Today’s story (and project kit) comes to us from Elaine Luther, an artist whose work with libraries we’ve featured on the LAIP before, and Alicia Hammond, Community Engagement Librarian at the Forest Park Public Library in Illinois. Elaine and Alicia give us the scoop on the process of installation a...
Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” at Madison Public Library

Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” at Madison Public Library

This post was originally published May 19, 2015 on tonemadison.com and is re-published on the Library as Incubator Project with permission from Tone Madison. Pull quotes here were chosen by LAIP editors.  Read the original article.  Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” The absurdity of reducing a...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Three

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Three

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 3; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
"The Challenge of Painting" at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

“The Challenge of Painting” at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the artist behind of a new show at NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library, where artist and librarian Arezoo Moseni regularly curates shows of community artists.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein Susan Bee’s work brings a distinct style and pushes the boundaries of what a single...
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Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 21 - 27

Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 21 – 27

Only the briefest preamble today, as things are Crazy (with a capital C) in Incubator Land. Enjoy the best of the best from this last week on the interwebs! As always, tweet us with your favorite things @IArtLibraries! New features: What’s new from The Hatchery? Using the library as a backdrop for tableaux vivants, that’s...
Featuring: Tieshka K. Smith at Oak Park Public Library

Featuring: Tieshka K. Smith at Oak Park Public Library

Today we’re pleased to present a brief writeup by photographer Tieshka K. Smith, who was an artist in residence at the Oak Park Public Library in Illinois earlier this year. The resulting series, Oak Park After Dark, is a beautiful study of a community in the crisp clarity of Midwestern winter nights. ~Laura by Tieshka K....
Hatchery Highlights: Tableaux Vivants Redux

Hatchery Highlights: Tableaux Vivants Redux

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we’ll repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...
Alternative programming ideas with alt+library

Alternative programming ideas with alt+library

This post was originally published on August 21, 2013. When I heard Lori and Jess speak about alt+library at ALA 2013 in June, I was struck by a mention of a “Bad Art Night.” What a great way to get everyone creating art at the library, with no expectations or inhibitions! I knew that I...
Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

Out of the Library: Teen Writers Sleepaway Camp

This post was originally published on August 26, 2013.  Frequently with this project I get downright envious of the children, young adults, and adults that get to participate in certain library programs. The project highlighted here is one of those. When Heather Dickerson, a staff member at the Lewis and Clark Library in Helena, Montana,...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 14 - 20

Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 14 – 20

Hidee ho, good internet neighbor! The seasons are starting to turn away from summer bliss towards the school year. But reading and creativity are in the air, and lots of people are breathing it in deeply. Enjoy the best links this week had to offer!   New features: San Diego Public Library teamed up with...
Featuring: The Dance Heritage Coalition

Featuring: The Dance Heritage Coalition

This post originally appeared on the site in August 2012. by Christi Weindorf The Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) is all about building supportive and inspiring partnerships between libraries, archives, dance organizations, dance companies and dance artists. These alliances are focused on preserving, enhancing, augmenting and providing access to collections that document the past, present and...
Coloring for Grown-Ups Programs in the Library

Coloring for Grown-Ups Programs in the Library

In case you haven’t heard, coloring programs for grown-ups are taking off at libraries! If you’re looking for an easy and accessible way for your library to host a creative program for adults, coloring might just be the way to go. Many libraries have hosted these programs as one-off events, but others are making them...
Pages to Projects: Yarn Magic

Pages to Projects: Yarn Magic

This post was originally published August 23, 2013. Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library,...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 7 - 13

Friday Linkubator Roundup | August 7 – 13

Hello art & library lovers! It’s been an amazing week, full of surprises and delights, both online and off. We’re excited to share our favorite things with you, and we hope you do the same! Let us know what’s making you happy. New features: How can a successful teen makerspace be made to work for adults...
Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: WRAP Exhibit

Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: WRAP Exhibit

Melissa Kolstad is the curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. For her new quarterly series with the Library as Incubator Project, Mel talks about exhibitions and displays in the library’s gallery. by Melissa Kolstad It’s August, and for many non-professional artists around Wisconsin...
Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

Backyard Concert Series at Anythink

We’re thrilled to present a conversation with Stacie Ledden, Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. In today’s post she talks about the library’s Backyard Concert Series, which brings the community together at the library to celebrate music during the summer. Special thanks to Erica Grossman at Anythink for coordinating today’s interview! ~Laura...