Posts tagged "Collage"
Book Spine Collage at Fond du Lac Public Library

Book Spine Collage at Fond du Lac Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome our friend Mel Kolstad back to the site today to share a recent collage workshop she hosted at the Fond du Lak Public Library.  Mel is a huge supporter of libraries, and her collage work often uses discarded books for material and inspiration!  Enjoy– Erinn Book Spine Collage at Fond du...
Featuring: Alice Walsh and Ex Libris: Found Art From a Public Library

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

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 about Alice’s art and how she’s giving back! ~Erinn   My...
Shadows! Demons! Dancers!: A Guest Blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Shadows! Demons! Dancers!: A Guest Blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Today’s feature shares another glimpse into artist Anja Notanja Sieger’s creative process, this time with an exciting new series of papercut work that examines the shadow self of the artist. Don’t miss the other posts: Libraries Fuel Creativity, Everyone is a Library of Experiences, and In Which She Is Challenged to a Duel!. ~Erinn Shadows!  Demons!  Dancers! Shadows!  Demons! ...
In Which She is Challenged to a Duel: A Guest Blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

In Which She is Challenged to a Duel: A Guest Blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Today, we’re pleased to share another glimpse into artist Anja Notanja Sieger’s creative process!  This installment of her guest blog series examines how libraries and library materials influence her art, and confronts the question: will people read books in 10 years?  Don’t miss the other posts: Libraries Fuel Creativity, and Everyone is a Library of Experiences. ~Erinn In...
Featuring: the Cigar Box Project (Part 3)

Featuring: the Cigar Box Project (Part 3)

This is the third part of our series on the Cigar Box Project, a group exhibition of works that are all contained within cigar boxes. The subject matter? Libraries, books, reading. Today we talk with two of the exhibition’s artists, Tom Clark and Deborah Madigan. Tom Clark Please tell us a little bit about yourself and the type...
Featuring: the Cigar Box Project (Part 2)

Featuring: the Cigar Box Project (Part 2)

This is the second part of our series on the Cigar Box Project, a group exhibition of works that are all contained within cigar boxes. The subject matter? Libraries, books, reading. Today we talk with two of the exhibition’s artists, Jim Wright and Terry Evans. Jim Wright Tell us a bit about yourself and your...
Everyone is a Library of Experiences: A Guest Blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Everyone is a Library of Experiences: A Guest Blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Today, we’re pleased to roll out the next installment of Anja Notanja Sieger’s a new blog series on how libraries and library materials influence her art.  Don’t miss the first blog in the series, Libraries Fuel Creativity, and check out her original artist interview on the Library as Incubator Project, where she shares her unique vision of the ideal library....
The "My Downtown" exhibit by Melissa Kolstad

The “My Downtown” exhibit by Melissa Kolstad

We’re pleased to welcome back to the Library as Incubator Project our friend and guest blogger Melissa Kolstad, who brings you an update about her fabulous new show at the Fond du Lac (WI) Public Library. In May of 2011, I had an idea for a collage exhibit – enough of an idea to request...
Libraries Fuel Creativity: A guest blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Libraries Fuel Creativity: A guest blog by Anja Notanja Sieger

Today, we’re delighted to debut a new blog series from Anja Notanja Sieger.  Don’t miss her original artist interview on the Library as Incubator Project, where she shares her unique vision of the ideal library– a place where artists’ work is incubated by community knowledge.  And telescopes!  Enjoy. ~Erinn Libraries Fuel Creativity by Anja Notanja Sieger This post...
Pages to Projects: Outside the Box

Pages to Projects: Outside the Box

We’re delighted to welcome Rebecca Z. Dunn back to the Library as Incubator Project blog for a guest series about how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into that most time-honored library tradition– Storytime!  We featured Rebecca’s PoeTree Installation for National Poetry Month, and we’re excited to share more of her fun and...
The Detritus Project, Part 7: The Road Ends Here

The Detritus Project, Part 7: The Road Ends Here

Editor’s note: We are both happy and sad to share the last in the guest blog series by Mel Kolstad. Mel has been such a fun writer and artist to work with and we love her final project. For Part 1 of “Documenting the Detritus Project” click here. For Part 2, click here.  For part...
The Detritus Project, Part 6: Onto the Mat!

The Detritus Project, Part 6: Onto the Mat!

Author’s note:  This is the sixth in a series of posts about “The Detritus Project”, an interactive library art work that I’m creating in conjunction with the Fond du Lac Public Library in Fond du Lac, WI.  For Part 1, click here. For Part 2, click here.  For part 3, click here.  For part 4,...