Artists
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Today we are so pleased to welcome artist Edith Abeyta to the Library as Incubator Project. Edith and her collaborator, Darnell Chambers, are just beginning a year as artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Edith and Darnell will document their residency with quarterly posts for the Incubator Project. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made from discarded texts.  Today’s feature is Ragnhildur Johanns, a captivating artist I stumbled across on one such trip down the rabbit hole. Her beautiful sculptures, which combine book...
Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the...
Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about library-based projects that make use of archival and research collections for creative projects. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces the NYPL Labs, where the library’s extensive collections are put to new and innovative uses.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings...
Featuring: Melissa Schooley of The Raging Bowl

Featuring: Melissa Schooley of The Raging Bowl

I stumbled across Melissa’s work on Twitter recently, and fell in love.  I had an inkling that she might be a library person, so I reached out–and lo and behold, she is! We’re delighted to share her lush porcelain serving ware on the site today, and to share her story of her first library-incubated line, called the...
Featuring: Bryan Voell

Featuring: Bryan Voell

Today we are pleased to welcome Bryan Voell to the Library as Incubator Project. Bryan is a librarian-artist who sees and lives the connection between libraries and the arts every day. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you, where are you from, what type of work (creative, professional,...
Featuring: Wendel White

Featuring: Wendel White

We’re delighted to showcase work by Wendel White today on the site! Wendel reached out to share his most recent project, called Manifest, about the history of African American communities, for which he has been traveling to libraries and historical collections to photograph African American artifacts. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little...
"Reflection" at Cal Poly's Kennedy Library

“Reflection” at Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library

We are pleased today to welcome Karen Lauritsen, from the Communications & Public Programs office at The Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly State University. Karen tells us about an interesting collaboration between the library and a faculty member from the university’s architecture program that epitomizes the “library as incubator” idea. Enjoy. ~ Laura by...
Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

 Alison Rutsch’s work was so popular on our site when we interviewed her, and her work with the Providence Public Library so inspiring, we asked her to write more about the arts-incubating projects happening there.  And she said yes!  This first installment in Alison’s new series for the site looks at an installation in PPL’s...
Featuring: Lola Kovács, The Happy Librarian

Featuring: Lola Kovács, The Happy Librarian

I am so pleased to introduce Lola Kovács to the LAIP community today. I first ran across Lola’s book art on Etsy, and her delicate, ephemeral pieces are a treat.  So too is her vision of the ideal library, “a words meet pictures place.”  Enjoy! – Erinn I believe that libraries are the friendliest community areas ever. ~Lola Kovács Library...
"Our Ladies of Perpetual Housework" by Elaine Luther

“Our Ladies of Perpetual Housework” by Elaine Luther

Today it is my pleasure to welcome jewelry maker and mixed media artist Elaine Luther back to the Library as Incubator Project. Elaine has a new art series that is not only on display at a library in Chicago, but is also directly inspired by a book she stumbled upon right on the library’s shelf....
Featuring: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Featuring: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

by Holly Storck-Post Librarian, curator, and artist, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler has been a long supporter and friend of LAIP. A recent feature on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library website inspired us to take a closer look at Micaela-the-artist. As the History of Health Sciences Librarian at Ebling Library, Micaela works with students, both one-on-one, and entire...