Artists
Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in July 2015. It’s one of our favorite public art projects to take place at a library–just in time for outdoor activities!  Today’s story (and project kit) comes to us from Elaine Luther, an artist whose work with libraries we’ve featured on the LAIP before, and Alicia Hammond,...
"Controlled Accidents" at the New School's List Library

“Controlled Accidents” at the New School’s List Library

Today we hear about an exhibition by Isabella Brandalise and Nelesi Rodriguez, Controlled Accidents, which is currently on at the New School’s List Library. Through their work they explore the interplay between act and instrument as investigated by French critic and essayist Roland Barthes. Enjoy! ~Laura Exhibition Title: Controlled Accidents Year: 2015 Creators: Isabella Brandalise and Nelesi Rodriguez Description: With...
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...