Artists
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Ellen Ziegler

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Ellen Ziegler

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2016. Ellen Ziegler’s extraordinary book art was what made us reach out, but her wonderful collaborative projects truly embody the library-as-incubator philosophy. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Ellen Ziegler (EZ): I went...
Mel Kolstad in Residence at Appleton Public Library

Mel Kolstad in Residence at Appleton Public Library

It’s our pleasure to welcome back Mel Kolstad to the Library as Incubator Project. Today Mel fills us in on what she’s been up to during her artist residency at the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, Wisconsin. We love that Mel’s work continues to be deeply inspired by libraries and the “detritus” that comes into...
#IArtLibraries | The Library Card Project at the American Craft Council

#IArtLibraries | The Library Card Project at the American Craft Council

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April 2013. When posts about the Library Card Project, facilitated by the American Craft Council, started to crop up on Twitter we naturally couldn’t wait to reach out to ACC organizers and find out more about this ephemera inspired handmade project. Today we ask...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Coralie Bickford-Smith

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Coralie Bickford-Smith

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2013. Today’s featured artist is book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Coralie is the talent and hard work behind Penguin’s revamped classics covers and we are really thrilled to talk with her about her relationship to libraries! ~ Laura Can you tell us a bit...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2015. Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Kevin Weir

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Kevin Weir

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in October 2014. 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,...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and "Big Open Book"

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Patricia Dahlman and “Big Open Book”

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in April, 2015. Today I’m pleased to welcome artist Patricia Dahlman to the Library as Incubator Project. Patricia is the creator of a new site-specific sculpture that is on exhibit at the Mid-Manhattan Library in New York City. Today she tells us a bit about...
Featuring: Katie Herzog

Featuring: Katie Herzog

Today we are pleased to feature a recent exhibition by visual artist Katie Herzog. Katie is also the director of the Molesworth Institute, a special library devoted to the playful side of libraries and archives. Enjoy this write-up of Katie’s recent project, from the KLOWDEN MANN gallery. “There is no way to perform architecture in...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Bobby Sayers

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Bobby Sayers

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in January 2015. Today it’s my pleasure to welcome Bobby Sayers to the Library as Incubator Project. Bobby’s “We Make New” sculpture created for the Artworks in Libraries program for Scottish Book Week caught my eye and I knew he’d have some interesting perspectives to...
Partners in Art: Wells Public Library and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Partners in Art: Wells Public Library and the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

Today I am thrilled to share a conversation with Andrea Kazilionis from the Wells Public Library in Wells, Maine. Andrea fills us in on a partnership with the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, a local art museum. This is a great example of a library working closely with an arts institution to offer high-quality, expert...
#IArtLibraries | Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL's Jefferson Market branch

#IArtLibraries | Queer Book Diorama Show at NYPL’s Jefferson Market branch

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2014. 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...
DIALOGUE at the Cleveland Public Library

DIALOGUE at the Cleveland Public Library

by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster commissioned by LAND studio, Cleveland, OH Photos by: Bob Perkoski, Coryn Kempster, John Theobald In a time of political and social disunity, Dialogue, a temporary art installation in the Cleveland Public Library’s Eastman Reading Garden, brings together both friends and strangers. With their new public artwork, artists Julia Jamrozik and...