Posts tagged "Painting"
Featuring: Catherine M. Elliott

Featuring: Catherine M. Elliott

Today we have the pleasure of welcoming Catherine M. Elliott to the Library as Incubator Project. Catherine is a wonderful artist who loves to show her work in libraries around New England. Read more for Catherine’s thoughts on what her work with libraries means to her. ~ Laura by Catherine M. Elliott I have been a...
Featuring: Vickie Moore

Featuring: Vickie Moore

This post was originally published on May 24, 2013. 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...
Featuring: Mike Stilkey

Featuring: Mike Stilkey

I’m pleased to introduce Mike Stilkey’s work to the LAIP community today.  His paintings use books as a canvas, creating brilliant parallel narratives between text and image.  Don’t miss his description of the ideal library– all of us agree, it might be the best one we’ve seen in a long time!  Enjoy– Erinn Library as Incubator...
Featuring: Matte Stephens

Featuring: Matte Stephens

This feature was originally published in October 2012. Today we welcome Matte Stephens to the Library as Incubator Project. We love Matte’s lively illustrations and paintings, and are so pleased that he shared his reflections on libraries and a couple of lovely pieces with us! ~ Laura What type of work do you do? I am...
Mobile Makerspace at Arrowhead Library System

Mobile Makerspace at Arrowhead Library System

by Laura Damon-Moore With our Continuing Education course for UW-Madison SLIS on makerspaces just finishing up, I have maker “stuff” on the brain. Today I thought I’d share a resource recently acquired by my small library system located in south central Wisconsin. This year Arrowhead Library System used the LSTA technology block to fund equipment that makes...
Show Me STEAM: Painting with Forces

Show Me STEAM: Painting with Forces

Guest blogger Amy Koester of The Show Me Librarian blog returns with her monthly series!  This series focuses on weaving STEM principles and concepts into the arts & crafts programs youth services librarians are already doing.  We just love these program ideas, and I think you will too! ~Katie by Amy Koester If I took an impromptu poll of libraries...
Featuring: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

Featuring: Micaela Sullivan-Fowler

by Holly Storck-Post Librarian, curator, and artist, Micaela Sullivan-Fowler has been a long supporter and friend of LAIP. A recent feature on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library website inspired us to take a closer look at Micaela-the-artist. As the History of Health Sciences Librarian at Ebling Library, Micaela works with students, both one-on-one, and entire...
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...