Artists
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...
Featuring: Vickie Moore

Featuring: Vickie Moore

This post was originally published on May 24, 2013. Today’s feature is a real treat– re-purposed library catalog cards turned into topical works of art! Artist Vickie Moore lets each card’s topic inform her illustration, and she’s always looking for more. Check the links below to find out how to send her your cast-off cards...
Featuring: Kevin Weir

Featuring: Kevin Weir

A vaguely creepy project by Kevin Weir, Flux Machine, came across my social media feeds a few weeks ago. The gifs that Kevin creates from historic photos from the Library of Congress put me in mind of Terry Gilliam’s work for Monty Python, compelling the viewer to dig into the digital collections of historic photos and...
Featuring: Peter and Donna Thomas

Featuring: Peter and Donna Thomas

Today it’s my pleasure to present a conversation with Peter and Donna Thomas, book artists from California, whose work as “Wandering Book Artists” caught my attention a few months ago. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourselves. Who are you, and what kind of creative work do you do? Peter and Donna...
Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

Artist Residency at CLP Hazelwood Branch: Crossing the Tracks

We are very lucky to have Edith Abeyta with us this week. Edith is the Artist in Residence for the Hazelwood Branch of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She shares updates about her residency with us on a quarterly basis. Enjoy! ~ Laura by Edith Abeyta, Hazelwood Artist in Residence It’s taken some time, but we are...
Featuring: Mike Stilkey

Featuring: Mike Stilkey

I’m pleased to introduce Mike Stilkey’s work to the LAIP community today.  His paintings use books as a canvas, creating brilliant parallel narratives between text and image.  Don’t miss his description of the ideal library– all of us agree, it might be the best one we’ve seen in a long time!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator...
Featuring: Matte Stephens

Featuring: Matte Stephens

This feature was originally published in October 2012. Today we welcome Matte Stephens to the Library as Incubator Project. We love Matte’s lively illustrations and paintings, and are so pleased that he shared his reflections on libraries and a couple of lovely pieces with us! ~ Laura What type of work do you do? I am...