Artists
Featuring: Erica Harney

Featuring: Erica Harney

Today we are pleased to welcome visual artist Erica Harney to the Library as Incubator Project. Erica’s exploration of information, ideas, and social constructs is fascinating and offers an intriguing lens through which to view libraries of various kinds. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Featuring: Lisa Congdon

Featuring: Lisa Congdon

This feature was originally posted on January 31, 2013. Here at the Incubator, we’re big fans of illustration; to us, pictures are the most important part of every story, and we love tracking down the artist behind our favorites. I fell in love with Lisa Congdon’s work recently, and was delighted to learn more about...
Featuring: Kate Gorham

Featuring: Kate Gorham

It’s my pleasure to welcome art-maker and teaching artist Kate Gorham to the Library as Incubator Project! Kate talked with us about her relationship to libraries and how her love of literature influenced her work. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of creative work do you...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Art Research Days

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Art Research Days

This article is the third in a series brought to us by Edith Abeyta, who is currently participating in a yearlong artist residency at the Hazelwood Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. by Edith Abeyta The Hazelwood Artists in Residence and the Office of Public Art with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh–Hazelwood worked together...
Featuring: Abbie Read

Featuring: Abbie Read

When the work of visual artist Abbie Read came across my desk, I knew she’d be a great person to talk to about libraries! Her examinations of books as physical objects are intriguing and compelling, particularly in her large-scale “Library” project, which she tells us about today. Enjoy. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce...
Featuring: Briony Morrow-Cribs

Featuring: Briony Morrow-Cribs

This post was originally published in May 2013.  Today we are so pleased to welcome Briony Morrow-Cribs to the Library as Incubator Project. Her experience with libraries is one that many of us can relate to and one, I think, that librarians can learn from! ~ Laura Tell us a bit about yourself, and the type...
Featuring: Catherine M. Elliott

Featuring: Catherine M. Elliott

Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Catherine M. Elliott to the Library as Incubator Project. Catherine is a wonderful artist who loves to show her work in libraries around New England. Read more for Catherine’s thoughts on what her work with libraries means to her. ~ Laura by Catherine M. Elliott I have been a...
Qiana Mestrich's "Inherited Patterns" at Mid-Manhattan Library

Qiana Mestrich’s “Inherited Patterns” at Mid-Manhattan Library

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Sales to the Library as Incubator Project website today to share a new site-specific installation at Mid-Manhattan Library that explores identity, marketing, and names– and required some serious research at the DuPont company archives. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Liz Sales Like many women her age, Qiana Mestrich was named after a...
"Open Generation" Exhibition at Rutherford Library

“Open Generation” Exhibition at Rutherford Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today we are very pleased to welcome Sarah Polkinghorne, a librarian at Rutherford Library at the University of Alberta in Canada, to the Library as Incubator Project. Sarah talks with us about a library-academic course partnership that resulted in a thought-provoking exhibition on open access, and what it means to be part...
Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

One of our favorite things here at the Library as Incubator Project is book art– altered books, bookworks, book sculptures– you name it.  When it comes to re-purposing old books, we love to see them turned into exciting and thought-provoking pieces of art when they’re no longer useful in the stacks.  I had the pleasure...
The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

The Sketchbook Project at Brooklyn Art Library

This post was originally published on November 30th, 2012. We’re delighted to have Rebecca Rubenstein on board as a Feature Writer at large for the Library as Incubator Project, especially because she is both a librarian and a visual artist!  She lives and works in New York City, and we’re very happy to have her...
Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries

Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries

Recently we were able to connect with an awesome nonprofit organization called ProjectArt. Based in New York City, ProjectArt partners with NYC branch libraries to bring high-quality arts education programs to youth across the city. With their focus on innovation and cost-effectiveness, ProjectArt is one of those “dream partners” libraries everywhere wish for! We encourage...