Posts tagged "Library-inspired"
Featuring: Ander Monson

Featuring: Ander Monson

Today I’m thrilled to present this interview with writer, publisher, and library-haunter Ander Monson. He’s here today to talk about his relationship to libraries, why he’s passionate about books as physical objects, and his intriguing new book project from Graywolf Press (forthcoming February 2015). Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us about yourself. Who...
Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

Book Craft at Greenfield Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome Hannah Fjeld to the site today to share a story about her effort to make exciting, cost-effective adult programs a reality at the Greenfield Public Library.  Read on to learn more about how she took discarded books and turned them into a successful workshop series! Cheers– Erinn by Hannah Fjeld Greenfield...
Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

Featuring: Ragnhildur Johanns

We love book art here at the LAIP, and every once in awhile I like to mine the internet for all things book art, just to see what fabulous things can be made from discarded texts.  Today’s feature is Ragnhildur Johanns, a captivating artist I stumbled across on one such trip down the rabbit hole. Her beautiful sculptures, which combine book...
Out of the Archives: Dominique Dunstan & The Whiteboard Project at the State Library of Victoria

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

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in June 2013. 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...
Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots as An Extended Learning Environment

Literary Lots is back!  Last year, we showcased the first year of this Cleveland-based program, which re-purposes abandoned spaces in order to bring art and literacy programs to the city’s kids in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. We’re excited to share how Literary Lots is growing in it’ second year!  Don’t miss the posts in last year’s series: The...
The Labs @ CLP | New Positions, New Spaces

The Labs @ CLP | New Positions, New Spaces

We’re proud to continue our partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and to share a new post in our series on The Labs @ CLP, a digital literacy initiative that takes makerspaces to the next level by building embedded partnerships with arts and tech organizations in Pittsburgh. This week, Labs mentor Andre Costello returns to...
Featuring: Melissa Schooley of The Raging Bowl

Featuring: Melissa Schooley of The Raging Bowl

I stumbled across Melissa’s work on Twitter recently, and fell in love.  I had an inkling that she might be a library person, so I reached out–and lo and behold, she is! We’re delighted to share her lush porcelain serving ware on the site today, and to share her story of her first library-incubated line, called the...
Featuring: Wendel White

Featuring: Wendel White

We’re delighted to showcase work by Wendel White today on the site! Wendel reached out to share his most recent project, called Manifest, about the history of African American communities, for which he has been traveling to libraries and historical collections to photograph African American artifacts. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little...
Glasgow School of Art's "Hatchery" UPDATE

Glasgow School of Art’s “Hatchery” UPDATE

You may recall The Hatchery, an online space produced by the Glasgow School of Art Library, from this announcement post back in Fall 2013. The Hatchery is a place to celebrate the many artists who used the GSA Library as inspiration and information for their art work. I’m pleased to announce that this fabulous site...
Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler: Setting up Shop

Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler: Setting up Shop

We have the privilege of being artists-in-residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library for May and June! This means that for the first time, the Incubator Project “lives” somewhere physical – that isn’t a coffee shop. In the space, which is the Bubbler headquarters at MPL’s Central Library, we have several projects happening. Special...
Featuring: Annie Hartnett

Featuring: Annie Hartnett

Last year, we featured the Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship, which is run by the Associates of Boston Public Library– each year the Associates award an up-and-coming children’s author $20,000 and an office in the library to help him or her complete a book. We’re excited to share the other half of that incredible relationship on...
Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

Wonderful Surprise: Special Collections and Primers for the Naming and Un-Naming of Things

 Alison Rutsch’s work was so popular on our site when we interviewed her, and her work with the Providence Public Library so inspiring, we asked her to write more about the arts-incubating projects happening there.  And she said yes!  This first installment in Alison’s new series for the site looks at an installation in PPL’s...