Posts tagged "Painting"
Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Exploring the Boston Athenaeum

Today it’s my pleasure to present this interview with Peter Walsh from the Boston Athenaeum. He talked with us about this local institution, its collection, and how the Athenaeum actively supports the work of artists in New England. Enjoy! ~ Laura The mission of the Boston Athenæum is to serve its members, the broader community, and scholars throughout...
Introducing the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club

Introducing the S.T.E.A.M.punks Club

by Laura Damon-Moore If you’re like the team at the Library as Incubator Project, you’re all about working a little A into STEM activities – A for Arts to make STEAM! Some of our favorite library and education movers and shakers have embraced the STEM to STEAM movement, and we’re happy to go along for...
Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

Our Favorite Things: Archives, Archives, Archives!

by Laura Damon-Moore For today’s Favorite Things post, here’s a roundup of posts about archives – interesting archival collections and some artists who used archives as inspiration for their artwork. Melissa Mannon of ArchivesInfo wrote up a great piece examining the use of orphan photos to inspire the arts, in the spirit of Ransom Riggs’...
Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

Interactive Art Trail at Edinburgh Central Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today’s featured project is a splendid example of library + community collaboration at Edinburgh Central Library in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Interactive Art Trail, for which masters students from the Edinburgh College of Art were invited to create new works based on their investigations of collections in the Central Library, closes on August...
Art Conservation Partnership at New Bedford Free Public Library

Art Conservation Partnership at New Bedford Free Public Library

On Tuesday, July 23, the New Bedford Free Public Library hosted a send-off party for three paintings by New Bedford native Albert Bierstadt. With the help of a Bank of America Art Conservation grant, the paintings, “A Sunset Light,” “Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains: Salt Lick in Sunset Glow,” and “Mount Sir Donald,” are headed...
The Memory Project in Woodbury, MN

The Memory Project in Woodbury, MN

Today we’re featuring a project that was submitted to us by librarian Teri Bennis and student Erin Sanislo, about a very cool program they organized at a Minnesota public library branch. A great example of how an individual library and community can be part of a national program! ~ Laura The R. H. Stafford branch...
"Artists in the Archives": Part 1

“Artists in the Archives”: Part 1

When this New York Times story popped up in my reader a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to contact the artists behind the Artists in the Archives project. Carla Rae Johnson, JoAnne Wilcox, and Barbara Page all graciously agreed to answer our questions about their card catalog-inspired projects. Today’s post presents a...
Featuring: Vickie Moore

Featuring: Vickie Moore

Today’s feature is a real treat– re-purposed library catalog cards turned into topical works of art! Artist Vickie Moore lets each card’s topic inform her illustration, and she’s always looking for more. Check the links below to find out how to send her your cast-off cards & give them new life! ~Erinn Library as Incubator...
Paints to Puddings at Parkes Library, Australia

Paints to Puddings at Parkes Library, Australia

Something that happens to me on a regular basis with this project is that I hear about program ideas and immediately think, oh my goodness, I have to replicate that or do something similar at my library/in my art-making practice/etc. When our friend Matt Finch (you remember him, from the Zombies in the Library storytelling event) put...
Pages to Projects: Food and Art

Pages to Projects: Food and Art

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, share your experience in the comments!~Erinn...
National Craft Month: Peel Away Book Quote Art

National Craft Month: Peel Away Book Quote Art

by Erinn Batykefer Whew!  National Craft Month is drawing to a close, and I’m a little sad, frankly.  As I said in my last post about Story Terrariums, I’ve really enjoyed test-driving craft ideas for this year’s Beneath the Surface theme for the Teen Summer Reading Program– there are just SO MANY good YA books...
Pages to Projects: Winter Fun

Pages to Projects: Winter Fun

Our good friend Rebecca Dunn is back on the Library as Incubator Project blog with another great post in her popular Pages to Projects series! She shares how to incorporate elements of art education and appreciation into storytime; if you’ve been inspired by Rebecca’s projects or have used her storytime plans at your library, share your experience in the...