Artists
Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

Tim Youd and the 100 Novels Project

This profile first appeared on the LAIP in 2015. Tim Youd is still performing his 100 Novels project. Learn more at timyoud.com. 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...
Creative in Residence at State Library of Queensland, Australia

Creative in Residence at State Library of Queensland, Australia

This year we have the distinct pleasure of hosting updates from Dr. Matt Finch, with whom we’ve worked on a number of LAIP features, as he serves as Creative in Residence at the State Library of Queensland, Australia. He’s working to support the work that State Library staff do to plan and implement large-scale cultural...
Featuring: Carla Lobmier at New York Public Library

Featuring: Carla Lobmier at New York Public Library

Today’s feature comes to us from Carla Lobmier, who is a visual artist working primarily in drawing, painting, and collage. Her work was recently installed at the New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan location. ~Laura Scrolls, the format for my large-scale watercolor work painted on vellum, date back to ancient Egypt and precede bound books. Scrolling Confluence is a...
SPINE Festival Returns for Spring 2016

SPINE Festival Returns for Spring 2016

We have a super fun event to preview today–the SPINE Festival, produced by Apples and Snakes, a UK performance poetry and spoken word collective, for libraries in several London boroughs. We’ll have a follow-up post about the festival in a couple of weeks! Thanks to Kaysha Woollery for working with us to spread the word...
CHP in the Stacks: The Givens Collection

CHP in the Stacks: The Givens Collection

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 residency explores a wonderful and important new search tool to...
Featuring: Aileen Bassis

Featuring: Aileen Bassis

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 was in junior high school. I was terribly thrilled to...
Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: Winter Season

Langdon Divers Gallery at FDLPL: Winter Season

Melissa Kolstad is the curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery at the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. For her new quarterly series with the Library as Incubator Project, Mel talks about exhibitions and displays in the library’s gallery. by Melissa Kolstad What a fantastic winter we’re having at the Langdon...
CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

This post was originally published in January 2015.  Our friend and colleague Jay Peterson, who works with Coffee House Press on their CHP in the Stacks program (which facilitates writer and artist residencies in libraries and archives–super cool!) sent us this interview with photographer Eric William Carroll, a photographer and visual artist who uses archived...
Featuring: Lisa Nowlain

Featuring: Lisa Nowlain

I first saw Lisa Nowlain’s comics featured on the ALSC Blog, and fell in love with her art about kid lit issues! I was so excited to ask her for an interview on the site, and today I’m thrilled to share her work with you! Take a look at her website, and read some more...
Featuring: INVERSES

Featuring: INVERSES

Today we are thrilled to share an interview with Joanne Lam, the writer, co-creator and producer of INVERSES, a multi-sensory project based on the journey of a roving cardboard box. Explore INVERSES here, and read more about how it came to be below! LAIP:  Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.  Joanne: Hi!  I...
Featuring: LoveJordan

Featuring: LoveJordan

by Bryan Voell LoveJordan is a collaboration between British artists Jonny Love and Samuel Jordan. Their work is beautifully intricate and provocative, existing in the realms between social commentary and personal revelation. Everything they do is fascinating, but it was their sculpture work that initiated this interview: complex, thought-provoking constructions inspired by questions about technology, collections,...
Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

Hatchery Highlights: Digital Projections

The Glasgow School of Art Library has a wonderful website, called The Hatchery, where staff document the artists and artworks that have been inspired by physical and digital library resources. Once a month we repost a Hatchery Highlight from the GSA website. Special thanks to Duncan Chappell at the GSA Library for working with us on...