Artists
Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL's Jefferson Market branch

Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL’s Jefferson Market branch

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the curators of an exciting new show at the Jefferson Market branch of the NYPL, where community-minded artists regularly show their work.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein. I recently spoke with the curators of the Queer Book Diorama Show, Hugh Ryan and Sassafras Lowrey. The show...
Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library, 2 of 2

Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library, 2 of 2

Libraries are finding ways to share community-created content– writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share her experience navigating the permissions landscape in her work as a Public Humanities Fellow at Madison...
Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library Part 1 of 2

Sharing Digital Art Created in the Library Part 1 of 2

Libraries are finding ways to share community-created content– writing, music, and art.  Not only do these efforts support local artists, they also create unique collections, many of them digital.  Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share her experience navigating the permissions landscape during her work as a Public Humanities Fellow at Madison Public...
Featuring: Joshua Abarbanel

Featuring: Joshua Abarbanel

Early in the summer I had the privilege to talk with artist Joshua Abarbanel about his relationship to libraries, books, and information. Joshua’s wonderful sculptures caught our eye when they were featured on Design Milk, and so I was thrilled to hear that Joshua’s work has been influenced by many aspects of libraries and literature....
Conquer Your Fear and Create

Conquer Your Fear and Create

by Ryan Claringbole Sometimes all anyone needs to learn something is to play with it. That’s what happened with Deborah Fields. While at Philadelphia she was handed a Lilypad and told “go teach this” by one of her friends. Now she’s teaching craft technology courses at Utah State University. Professor Fields understands that the maker...
Out of the Archives: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman

Out of the Archives: The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman

This feature originally ran on August 7th, 2013. As someone who loves both reading and climbing trees, I was thrilled to come across The Reading Nest by Mark Reigelman, an installation piece at the Cleveland Public Library which was inspired by mythical objects and symbols of knowledge. Today, Mark shares his inspiration and process. -Holly Library as...
Featuring: Purgatory Pie Press

Featuring: Purgatory Pie Press

This post was originally featured on May 15, 2012. The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to feature this interview with Esther K. Smith and Dikko Faust, the founders of NYC-based Purgatory Pie Press. Here they answer some questions about their use of libraries, and how libraries can work even more effectively for artists. -...
Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots: Creating the Aquatic Lot

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. Today, we get the scoop on what went into designing this year’s lot from staff artist, Julia Kuo. Enjoy! ~Erinn Literary Lots: Creating...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch

Today we are so pleased to welcome artist Edith Abeyta to the Library as Incubator Project. Edith and her collaborator, Darnell Chambers, are just beginning a year as artists-in-residence at the Hazelwood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Edith and Darnell will document their residency with quarterly posts for the Incubator Project. Enjoy! ~ Laura by...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made from discarded texts.  Today’s feature is Ragnhildur Johanns, a captivating artist I stumbled across on one such trip down the rabbit hole. Her beautiful sculptures, which combine book...
Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the...
Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

Interview with Ben Vershbow and David Riordan of NYPL Labs

One of the exciting things about working at the Library as Incubator Project is learning about library-based projects that make use of archival and research collections for creative projects. Today’s feature from Rebecca Rubenstein introduces the NYPL Labs, where the library’s extensive collections are put to new and innovative uses.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings...