Artists
"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...
The Borough is My Library

The Borough is My Library

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about librarians who have a creative practice and seeing how the library supports and informs that practice. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces a librarian/archivist who has created a series of zines that encapsulate that dynamic. Don’t miss Rebecca’s other...
Coffee House Press in the Stacks

Coffee House Press in the Stacks

by Laura Damon-Moore We have a very, very cool program to highlight today that is straight from our good friends (and the publisher of our upcoming book, The Artist’s Library) at Coffee House Press. Several months ago, staff at Coffee House, in partnership with individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, started a program called CHP...
Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

Ravens in the Library, with S.J. Tucker

When I first heard the song “Ravens in the Library”, I knew there had to be a good story behind it. I did a little digging, and musician S.J. Tucker graciously agreed to talk to me about her inspiration. I hope you all enjoy the story and song as much as I do! ~Holly Library...
Featuring: Laura Guerin

Featuring: Laura Guerin

I am so pleased to introduce Laura Guerin to the LAIP community today. I first ran across Laura’s delightfully frenetic illustrations on Etsy, and they’re a treat.  So too is her vision of the ideal library– and her perspective on how the experience of handling artist’s books and seeing their work as they intended can deepen the...
From the Archives: "Library Science" exhibition (2011)

From the Archives: “Library Science” exhibition (2011)

The post about the Library Science exhibition at Artspace in New Haven, CT was originally posted on the Library as Incubator Project site in 2011. We think the online gallery of this show, with work inspired by libraries and librarianship, is absolutely worth another look a few years later. by Laura Damon-Moore When we read through...
Featuring: Sylvia Mioduszewska

Featuring: Sylvia Mioduszewska

Sylvia Mioduszewska’s stunning photographs of libraries she’s visited in her travels evoke the nearly spiritual thrill we feel when we walk into a space where so much knowledge is accessible– we knew we’d found a kindred spirit when we found them!  Read on to learn more about her work and the astonishing story of a 15th...
Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Danielle Kroll, an illustrator whose work includes many projects that are closely tied to literature and books, both in terms of content and as a physical canvas on which to create new art. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please tell us a little bit...
Featuring: Alison Rutsch

Featuring: Alison Rutsch

I am so pleased to introduce Alison Rutsch to the LAIP community today. Alison’s beautiful illustrations caught our eye, particularly those that re-imagine the possibilities of education, but her work as an art educator in Providence– often in collaboration with Providence Community Libraries– is what sealed the deal. Read on for her thoughtful and inspiring...
Out of the Archives: Featuring Coralie Bickford-Smith

Out of the Archives: Featuring Coralie Bickford-Smith

This post was originally published March 12, 2013. Books can certainly be works of visual art, especially from amazing cover designers like Coralie Bickford-Smith! Coralie had the chance to revamp Penguin’s classic covers, and we are really thrilled to talk with her about her relationship to libraries! ~ Katie Can you tell us a bit...
Featuring: Ruth Beale

Featuring: Ruth Beale

Today we’re thrilled to present a conversation with artist Ruth Beale. Ruth’s work, which I think you’ll see when you read the descriptions of her projects, are very tied to language, words, reading, and – you guessed it – libraries. Her work “with and about libraries and archives” is an intriguing exploration of these spaces....