Posts tagged "Exhibitions"
Featuring: Literary Explorations at Oak Park Public Library

Featuring: Literary Explorations at Oak Park Public Library

This summer I read the call for submissions for Oak Park Public Library’s show “Literary Explorations,” inviting community artists to submit art work based on books, and I knew that this would be worth exploring. The exhibit was up for the month of October, and the Community Relations Coordinator, Debby Preiser, shared some behind the...
Art Meets Science at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art Meets Science at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Our first post about the art exhibits hosted at Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library was such a success, we thought it would be fun to turn it into a series.  Good thing our writer-in-the-field for New York was up to the task!  Rebecca Rubenstein returns to the site today to share more...
Banned Books Week at Anythink

Banned Books Week at Anythink

by Casey Lansinger It was a few weeks ago, but Anythink in Adams County, Colorado, as well as Adams County community members are still buzzing from the incredible efforts taken during Banned Books Week, namely the exhibition hosted by Anythink Wright Farms: “Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings.” Produced by...
Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Art in the Library: Artists and Librarians, we make a great team

Earlier this year, a UK researcher named Laura Doggett got in touch.  She’s not only pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She’s sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as she conducts more in-depth research for the next...
Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library...and that’s a good thing

Art in the Library: We’re not an Art gallery, we’re a Library…and that’s a good thing

We were delighted when Laura Doggett got in touch recently– not only is she pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She will be sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as she conducts more in-depth research for the...
Art in the Library: A UK perspective

Art in the Library: A UK perspective

We were delighted when Laura Doggett got in touch recently– not only is she pioneering a series of arts programs at her home library in England, she’s also writing a dissertation about the phenomenon!  She will be sharing her experience at Woodley Library on the LAIP site as she conducts more in-depth research for the...
MAKE–METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrense

MAKE–METALIBRARY by Christina Mitrense

Today it is our pleasure to feature a new exhibition by one of our first featured artists, multidisciplinary artist Christina Mitrense. Christina explores many themes related to libraries, documentation, and information. As part of her ongoing, international exploration called Add To My Library, Christina is doing a new series of “metalibraries” – interactive and participatory...
Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

by Rebecca Rubenstein Arezoo Moseni is Senior Art Librarian at the Mid-Manhattan Library, and her enthusiasm for art in the library is contagious. She curates the series of exhibitions that take place in the library, including Art in the Windows, Art in the Corner Room, and Art Wall on Third, and will launch a new series...
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...