Artists
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...
Trailer: Brandon Monokian's "Happy Yummy Chicken"

Trailer: Brandon Monokian’s “Happy Yummy Chicken”

We are thrilled to share an interview with Brandon Monokian, theatre artist, writer, and library-incubated extraordinaire. If you haven’t heard of him, it’s time to read up, because he just wrote, produced, and starred in a new film called Happy Yummy Chicken with an exciting cast you will most certainly recognize from your favorite movies and...
Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Artist in Residence Program at Appleton Public Library

Today it’s our pleasure to share an Artist-in-Residence program with you! This one is hosted by the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, WI. Their two-month-long residencies encourage community engagement with the arts through public lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops. We’re excited to add this residency to our growing list of library-based artist residency programs! ~Laura...
Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

Artist at Work Program at Kitchener Public Library

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 of how to curate and share local knowledge and expertise...
Featuring: Danny Fast & The Patron Saint of Librarians

Featuring: Danny Fast & The Patron Saint of Librarians

Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work . Danny Fast (DF): I work in a lot of different mediums but the ol’ standbys are digital and traditional drawing. I like drawing cartoons and comics in particular. As for education, I did one year at Sheridan College for...
"Recovering the Classics" at St. Ambrose University

“Recovering the Classics” at St. Ambrose University

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 objective of “Recovering the Classics” was to choose a book...
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in November, 2013.  We’re delighted to welcome mixed-media artist Alice Walsh to the site today– when she began to study art, her home library supported her study, and then hooked her up with materials when she began using catalog cards in her work. Read on to learn more...