Artists
Featuring: Aileen Bassis

Featuring: Aileen Bassis

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in February 2016. Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Aileen Bassis (AB): I’ve always made art. I remember fixing up other children’s pictures when I was in kindergarten and pleaded with my mother for extra art lessons when I...
CHP in the Stacks: The Givens Collection

CHP in the Stacks: The Givens Collection

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in February 2016. Today’s feature is brought to us by Jay Peterson from Coffee House Press’ CHP in the Stacks, the publishing company’s creative-in-residence program. One of their most recent residencies is with the Givens Collection of African American Literature at the University of Minnesota. Part of the...
Featuring visual artist Alisa Ochoa

Featuring visual artist Alisa Ochoa

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work  Alisa Ochoa (AO): I am a visual artist who occasionally hacks together printed objects. I am not trained as a book binder or printmaker, but I am an admirer of the craft. I learned on the job, when I was enlisted...
Archive / Improv by Paul Sunday at Mid-Manhattan Library

Archive / Improv by Paul Sunday at Mid-Manhattan Library

Today’s feature comes to us from visual artist Paul Sunday, whose exhibition titled Archive / Improv is installed in The Picture Collection at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library. Thanks to Mid-Manhattan Library’s Curator and Art Librarian Arezoo Moseni for her help in assembling this feature. ~Laura A visit to the library, a solo exhibition by Paul Sunday...
Detour by Anne Wu at Mid-Manhattan Library

Detour by Anne Wu at Mid-Manhattan Library

Today’s feature comes to us from visual artist Anne Wu, whose work titled Detour is installed in The Corner Room at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library. Thanks to Curator and Art Librarian Arezoo Moseni for her help in assembling this feature. ~Laura by Anne Wu Situated in the street-level vitrines flanking the main entrance to the...
Featuring Book Artist Ioulia Akhmadeeva

Featuring Book Artist Ioulia Akhmadeeva

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Ioulia Akhmadeeva (IA): I was born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia. Now I live and work in Mexico as a visual artist, working in printmaking and artist’s books. My artistic production consists in 95 group exhibitions and 10 single shows. At...
Featuring: The Public Collection & Katie Hudnall

Featuring: The Public Collection & Katie Hudnall

Today we have the pleasure of speaking with artist and educator Katie Hudnall, whose work caught my eye when I was exploring the designs that make up the Public Collection, a series of public art pieces (think large-scale Little Free Libraries) in Indianapolis. We spoke with Katie about her work and her relationship to libraries....
New Year's Resolution: Submit your stories of "Inclusive Creativity" to the 2017 Library as Incubator Project

New Year’s Resolution: Submit your stories of “Inclusive Creativity” to the 2017 Library as Incubator Project

We at believe libraries are a place to connect and create. Since we launched in 2011, the Library as Incubator Project has worked to share inspiring stories of how libraries can bring communities together around the shared experience and practice of creativity– whether through formal arts or craft programs, makerspaces, or free exhibitions and performances. We...
The Upper Worlds by Sue Willis at Mid-Manhattan Library

The Upper Worlds by Sue Willis at Mid-Manhattan Library

Today’s feature comes to us from visual artist Sue Willis, whose work titled The Upper Worlds is installed in The Corner Room at the NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library. Thanks to Curator and Art Librarian Arezoo Moseni for her help in assembling this feature! ~Laura by Sue Willis Located in The Corner Room, my exhibit is an expression...
"Recovering the Classics" at St. Ambrose University

“Recovering the Classics” at St. Ambrose University

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December 2015. Today we hear from Malavika Shrikhande, who works in Cataloging at the St. Ambrose University Library in Davenport, Iowa. There is a new installation at SAU Library of newly redesigned book covers by students in a graphic design course at the university. Enjoy! ~Laura The...
Featuring: Independent bookbinder, Yohana Doudoux

Featuring: Independent bookbinder, Yohana Doudoux

Handbound books are artworks, and we love learning from bookbinders how they interpret the contents of a book in the cover.  Yohana Doudoux’ approach is nuanced and lovely– and her vision for an ideal library is a treat!  Enjoy. ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work....
Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in December 2015. Today we welcome Stephanie Schmalz from Kitchener Public Library in Kitchener, Ontario, to the site to share some information about the library’s Artist at Work demonstration program. This program, which has been part of the library’s programming collection for fourteen years, is a great example...