Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

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, Community Engagement Librarian at the Forest Park Public Library in Illinois. Elaine and Alicia give us the scoop on the process of installation a...
Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” at Madison Public Library

Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” at Madison Public Library

This post was originally published May 19, 2015 on tonemadison.com and is re-published on the Library as Incubator Project with permission from Tone Madison. Pull quotes here were chosen by LAIP editors.  Read the original article.  Anatomy of an art controversy: Mike Lroy’s “Don’t Shoot” The absurdity of reducing a...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Three

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Three

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 3; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn...
"The Challenge of Painting" at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

“The Challenge of Painting” at Mid-Manhattan Library: An interview with Susan Bee

Today, Rebecca Rubenstein interviews the artist behind of a new show at NYPL’s Mid-Manhattan Library, where artist and librarian Arezoo Moseni regularly curates shows of community artists.  Don’t miss Rebecca’s other posts on library-as-incubator happenings in the NYC area! ~Erinn by Rebecca Rubenstein Susan Bee’s work brings a distinct style and pushes the boundaries of what a single...
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Book to Boogie: "Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses"

Book to Boogie: “Cold, Crunchy, Colorful: Using Our Senses”

Book to Boogie is a monthly series that pairs picture books with dance and movement activities for preschool story time. The series is curated by Kerry Aradhya of Picture Books & Pirouettes and written by a different guest writer each month. We hope that children’s librarians, as well as classroom teachers and dance educators, will...
Figure Drawing at the library

Figure Drawing at the library

This post was originally published July 2013.  Today we have a wonderful example of a user-driven arts program to share with you! Nathan Yeager joins us to discuss a group he started at his local library in Gig Harbor, Washington. I love the fact that his idea was a response to a need in the...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 26 - July 2

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 26 – July 2

Better late than never, the Linkubator is finally here for the American Independence Day weekend! For all those grilling out, watching fireworks, and enjoying family & friends, we wish you a happy 4th. For all our international followers, we wish you a happy weekend! New features: Artist Susan Bee found inspiration in the Picture Collection...
Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

Fantastic Friday: Natural History Prints

This post originally appeared in May 2014. Let’s try a little something new today.  Instead of an info-packed essay or an in-depth resource analysis, let’s just take this Friday to look at pretty things! In collecting resources for our Book to Art Club meeting on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, I found myself...
Residencies at the g39 & Warp Library, Cardiff, Wales

Residencies at the g39 & Warp Library, Cardiff, Wales

Today we have the pleasure of hosting Cinzia Mutigli from g39, an artist-run gallery in Cardiff, Wales, to talk about the artist residency program they run through the Wales artist resource programme (or Warp), which has its own library of materials for artists, from books and periodicals to downloadable templates for creative professionals. Enjoy this...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 19 - 25

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 19 – 25

ALA Annual in San Francisco is upon us! Check “other news” below to see where we’ll be, but for those of us who are left behind, these links will have to ease the longing. New features: The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN invited the public into the museum library to explore the collection and...
Hatchery Highlights: Micropages by Abigail Thomas

Hatchery Highlights: Micropages by Abigail Thomas

We’re really excited to start a new series in partnership with the Glasgow School of Art Library in Glasgow, Scotland. The GSA 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’ll share a Hatchery Highlight...
Featuring: Anton Hecht and Flipbooks in Libraries

Featuring: Anton Hecht and Flipbooks in Libraries

Anton Hecht is a UK artist who makes work across platforms. His work to create “linked communities through art concepts and across art forms often with the inclusion of technology” is interesting to us for many reasons, but the project that really caught our eye is the Flipbooks in Libraries project. The Flipbooks in Libraries...
Meet the LAIP at ALA in San Francisco!

Meet the LAIP at ALA in San Francisco!

Hey hey, Incubators!  I’m going to be representing the LAIP at ALA this year in San Francisco. If you’ll be attending the conference, I’d love to meet you and chat about the arts-incubating stuff happening at your library. Honestly, I will probably look a little more crazed if you find me on the floor, fangirling over...
Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Fluxus Club at the Walker Art Center: Part Two

Librarian Margit Wilson and artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund teamed up to make the Walker Art Center’s library an active art space with Fluxus Club, and we’re delighted to host a new series on their work at the Walker Art Center. This is part 2; read the whole series here. Enjoy! ~Erinn Fluxus Club at the Walker...
Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 12 - 18

Friday Linkubator Roundup | June 12 – 18

Bringing you the most interesting news from home and abroad on the internet! We recommend enjoying this week’s Linkubator with a cool drink on hand, possibly between your weekend reading sessions. Or, you know, as a break from your work. Have a good one! New features: Check out the good work being done by the...
Johnson County Library’s elementia: A Short History of Collaboration & Inspiration

Johnson County Library’s elementia: A Short History of Collaboration & Inspiration

by Bryan Voell Johnson County (Kansas) Library’s elementia publication showcases the artistic and poetic talents of local teens. Published annually since the fall of 2005, it was born from the original visions of Teen Librarian Angel Dew in conjunction with Johnson County Library’s Young Adult Advisory Council (YAAC), Teen Poetry Café and other teen writing...