Artists
Featuring: Julia Skinner and "Modernizing Markham"

Featuring: Julia Skinner and “Modernizing Markham”

When we received the following story about a library-inspired art investigation by artist and doctoral candidate Julia Skinner, we knew we had to feature it and her on the Library as Incubator Project! Read on for our conversation with Julia about her project, Modernizing Markham. ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself to our community–who...
Featuring: Elizabeth Stettler

Featuring: Elizabeth Stettler

This post was originally published May 2013. Today, we’re delighted to share this interview with Elizabeth Stettler, who is one of the many librarian/artists we’ve met through the Project.  Her lovely woodblock prints caught my eye, but her vision for the ideal library–a place where the entire genesis of an artwork is accessible– caught and...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part One

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part One

An exciting but difficult to explain art exhibition.  A series of studio workshops. A library with amazing collections just steps away…does this sound like a library-as-incubator opportunity or what?  Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on...
"Plastic Age" at Mid-Manhattan Library: An Interview with Barbara Madsen

“Plastic Age” at Mid-Manhattan Library: An Interview with Barbara Madsen

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the artist behind of a new show at NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library, where artist and librarian Arezoo Moseni regularly curates shows of community artists.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein Barbara Madsen’s artwork is intriguing from the start. I was drawn to the vibrant colors immediately as I entered Mid-Manhattan...
Musings on "The Artist's Library" by Nor Hall

Musings on “The Artist’s Library” by Nor Hall

Nor Hall muses on the library as an incubator, with a nod to the Library as Incubator Project and The Artist’s Library: A Field Guide, by Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer. Hall is a Minneapolis-based psychotherapist, author, and playwright. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Opus Archives & Research Center in Santa Barbara, CA. She will return to...
An Artist Residency at Shaler North Hills Library

An Artist Residency at Shaler North Hills Library

Today we present a lovely talk with artists and library staff members from the Shaler North Hills Library in Pennsylvania. The library is starting an artist residency program developed out of a wonderful long-running program called “Art and Inspiration”. Read on for some serious inspiration on how to start up an artist residency at your own...
Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Today we present a conversation with Tim Youd, a visual and performance artist who is currently working on a fascinating project to retype 100 novels–obviously a performance piece that is very intriguing to literature lovers! Read on to hear more about the 100 Novels project and Tim’s relationship to libraries in the past and today....
Mel Kolstad's "Homage to Libraries" Project

Mel Kolstad’s “Homage to Libraries” Project

Today we welcome back a dear friend of the Library as Incubator Project, multimedia and collage artist (and library gallery curator) Melissa Kolstad! Today Mel tells us about a project-based class she led recently that’s all about personal connection to libraries – and includes the how-to in case you’re game to try this out yourself....
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Resident Determined Public Art

This article is the fourth 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 It’s not unusual for artists to work in the public sphere but it is not so common for artists...
Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

Featuring: Isobelle Ouzman

You may have noticed Isobelle Ouzman’s work popping up on the internet recently. Her lush altered books re-imagine fairy tale narratives in the pages of discarded books with layers of drawings and cut paper. It’s right up our alley, and we’re delighted to share her work!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about...
Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Featuring: Sarah Burris and The Artist and the Librarian

Today it’s a real treat to talk with Sarah Burris, an artist/librarian and the creator of the Tumblr The Artist and the Librarian, which is an amazing celebration of artist/librarians everywhere! Enjoy! ~Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself – who are you, and what sort of work do you do (day job? Creative...
Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and "Big Open Book"

Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and “Big Open Book”

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 her relationship to libraries, especially the art book collections that inspired Big Open Book....