Posts tagged "Exhibitions"
Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Featuring: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

Today, we’re delighted to welcome Dominique Dunstan to the site to share not only her beautiful re-interpretations of natural history, but also the extraordinary library-based artist fellowship that supported their creation. Read on to learn more about the Staff Fellowships at the State Library of Victoria in Australia, which Dominique calls “visionary,” and her deeply...
Out of the Archives: Live Art & Community Participation in the Oak Park Public Library Idea Box

Out of the Archives: Live Art & Community Participation in the Oak Park Public Library Idea Box

This article originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project on June 25, 2012. The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming.  According to the website, the Idea Box “is an exciting participatory community space located right at the Main Library’s entrance. We’re creating new...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 2

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 2

Today’s feature is the second in our two-part series focusing on the “Artists in the Archives” project (read the story about this project in the New York Times). Today we hear from JoAnne Wilcox and Barbara Page discuss their contributions to “Artists in the Archives”: “The Call to Everyone” and “Book Marks,” respectively. Read Part...
3D Willow Sculpture at St. Ambrose University Library

3D Willow Sculpture at St. Ambrose University Library

Last year, Malavika Shrikhande of  St. Ambrose University Library shared a wonderful art show with us on Twitter.  It’s a great example of  how a library can serve as an exhibit space without a formal gallery area. According to Malavika, St. Ambrose library supports art in many ways: “We annually purchase paintings from art students of the university and...
Artexte: a repository for the arts in Canada

Artexte: a repository for the arts in Canada

Today we are so pleased to welcome representatives from Artexte, a Montreal-based arts organization that works to document visual arts in Canada. Its repository not only serves as a living archive of Canadian visual and print culture, but also as an exploration space for researchers. Special thanks to Julie Fournier Lévesque, who facilitated the interview and...
The Past and Future of Paper: A Multi-Library Exhibit

The Past and Future of Paper: A Multi-Library Exhibit

Caelin Ross returns to the site today with a look at a unique multi-library exhibit at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which celebrates Wisconsin’s unique role in the history of papermaking and the wonderful tradition of book art in the area.  Enjoy. ~Erinn by Caelin Ross We handle paper every day and hoped that the exhibit...
Sharing the work at your arts-incubating library (Part 1)

Sharing the work at your arts-incubating library (Part 1)

About a year ago, the LaIP co-founders got together with Trent Miller and Jesse Vieau for a talk about an idea for a new Madison Public Library initiative that would offer workshops and programs based on partnerships with community organizations and Madison locals. Their idea blossomed into The Bubbler, a programming model that turns the...
Out of the Archives: Recology's "Art in the Dump" Exhibition at the University of San Francisco's Gleeson Library

Out of the Archives: Recology’s “Art in the Dump” Exhibition at the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library

This article originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project on May 24, 2012. We’re excited to feature this partnership between an academic library and the innovative Recology Artist-in-Residence program. Many thanks to Shawn Calhoun, Head of Access Services, Library Outreach, and Assessment at the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library, for sharing this wonderful project....
Digital Exhibition Platforms at Tarrant County College

Digital Exhibition Platforms at Tarrant County College

A theme that keeps cropping up in our library-as-incuabtor world is reuse or repurpose. We see it in popular altered book programs like Austin Public Library’s Recycled Reads program, in the Recycled Holiday Crafts at North Park University, in Mel Kolstad’s collage for the Detritus Project, and many more. Artists, makers, and librarians have this in common...
Mini Maker Faire at Westport Library

Mini Maker Faire at Westport Library

No surprise that awesome things continue to come out of the library makerspace at Westport Library in Westport, CT. The upcoming Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 27 promises to be fun- and innovation-filled. Headed to the Maker Faire this year? We’d love to hear about it – send or tweet your photos to us!...
Featuring: Trong Gia Nguyen

Featuring: Trong Gia Nguyen

Today, we’re delighted to feature Trong Gia Nguyen, and his impressive “Library” project– an installation that bends the idea of what a book is by  re-writing famous works word for word on rice grains. Don’t miss his fascinating concepts for the “ideal library”– zero gravity reading rooms? To-scale reproductions of paintings to check out and...
Out of the Archives: Nappanee Public Library Fine Art Series

Out of the Archives: Nappanee Public Library Fine Art Series

This article first appeared on the Library as Incubator Project on March 15, 2012. We’re delighted to host this essay about Nappanee Public Library’s Fine Art Series by Jessica Flores, the multi-talented Nappanee Communications Specialist who is also a professional artist working in watercolor and mixed media.  Jessica often finds inspiration for her work at...