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#IArtLibraries | The Library Card Project at the American Craft Council

#IArtLibraries | The Library Card Project at the American Craft Council

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2013. When posts about the Library Card Project, facilitated by the American Craft Council, started to crop up on Twitter we naturally couldn’t wait to reach out to ACC organizers and find out more about this ephemera inspired handmade project. Today we ask...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Coralie Bickford-Smith

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Coralie Bickford-Smith

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2013. Today’s featured artist is book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Coralie is the talent and hard work behind Penguin’s revamped classics covers and we are really thrilled to talk with her about her relationship to libraries! ~ Laura Can you tell us a bit...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2015. Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Kevin Weir

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Kevin Weir

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in October 2014. A vaguely creepy project by Kevin Weir, Flux Machine, came across my social media feeds a few weeks ago. The gifs that Kevin creates from historic photos from the Library of Congress put me in mind of Terry Gilliam’s work for Monty Python,...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and "Big Open Book"

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and “Big Open Book”

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April, 2015. Today I’m pleased to welcome artist Patricia Dahlman to the Library as Incubator Project. Patricia is the creator of a new site-specific sculpture that is on exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library in New York City. Today she tells us a bit about...
#IArtLibraries | In Motion: American Sign Language Poetry

#IArtLibraries | In Motion: American Sign Language Poetry

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2012. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month in a big way here at the Library as Incubator Project. Throughout the month of April we’ll be posting a couple of times a week about innovative, interesting, and inspiring poetry projects....
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Bobby Sayers

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Bobby Sayers

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in January 2015. Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Bobby Sayers to the Library as Incubator Project. Bobby’s “We Make New” sculpture created for the Artworks in Libraries program for Scottish Book Week caught my eye and I knew he’d have some interesting perspectives to...
#IArtLibraries | Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL's Jefferson Market branch

#IArtLibraries | Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL’s Jefferson Market branch

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2014. Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the curators of an exciting new show at the Jefferson Market branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein. I recently spoke with the curators...
#IArtLibraries | Tiny Library Concerts at the Collegiate School

#IArtLibraries | Tiny Library Concerts at the Collegiate School

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in 2012. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to feature Tiny Library Concerts, submitted by Allen Chamberlain, librarian at the Reed-Gumenick Library at the Collegiate School, a private K-12 school in Richmond, Virginia.  Tiny Library Concerts seems to be a prime example of how students and...
#IArtLibraries: Featuring: Charles Bane

#IArtLibraries: Featuring: Charles Bane

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2014. Today I’m pleased to welcome Charles Bane, Jr. to the Library as Incubator Project. Mr. Bane is a poet whose work is influenced by literature, and for whom libraries have played an important role in the inspiration for and promotion of his...
#IArtLibraries | Get It Loud In Libraries – Amplifying Everything We Have Got

#IArtLibraries | Get It Loud In Libraries – Amplifying Everything We Have Got

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in January 2012. by Stewart Parsons, Get It Loud In Libraries Manager, Lancashire County Council. Libraries are utterly thrilling places. At least they ought to be. They should wow the pants off people. All that free stuff. All that culture.  All that poetry to woo...
#IArtLibraries | Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind

#IArtLibraries | Make It @ Your Library: a maker resource with librarians in mind

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in November 2013. by Katie Behrens I was so excited this summer at ALA 2013 to hear that Instructables, a maker-themed online database/website, was going to be “pairing up” with librarians to sift and winnow the best maker projects for libraries.  That project is now...