Posts tagged "Visual Arts"
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Ellen Ziegler

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Ellen Ziegler

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in September 2016. Ellen Ziegler’s extraordinary book art was what made us reach out, but her wonderful collaborative projects truly embody the library-as-incubator philosophy. Enjoy! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Ellen Ziegler (EZ): I went...
Mel Kolstad in Residence at Appleton Public Library

Mel Kolstad in Residence at Appleton Public Library

It’s our pleasure to welcome back Mel Kolstad to the Library as Incubator Project. Today Mel fills us in on what she’s been up to during her artist residency at the Appleton Public Library in Appleton, Wisconsin. We love that Mel’s work continues to be deeply inspired by libraries and the “detritus” that comes into...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Coralie Bickford-Smith

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Coralie Bickford-Smith

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2013. Today’s featured artist is book cover designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Coralie is the talent and hard work behind Penguin’s revamped classics covers and we are really thrilled to talk with her about her relationship to libraries! ~ Laura Can you tell us a bit...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Erico Ortiz and “Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!”

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2015. Today we’re thrilled to present an interview with Erico Ortiz, a creative artist in Wisconsin, who tells us today about his relationship to libraries and a wonderful poetry + visual art project he produced with other poets and artists last year. Enjoy! ~...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Kevin Weir

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Kevin Weir

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in October 2014. A vaguely creepy project by Kevin Weir, Flux Machine, came across my social media feeds a few weeks ago. The gifs that Kevin creates from historic photos from the Library of Congress put me in mind of Terry Gilliam’s work for Monty Python,...
Featuring: Katie Herzog

Featuring: Katie Herzog

Today we are pleased to feature a recent exhibition by visual artist Katie Herzog. Katie is also the director of the Molesworth Institute, a special library devoted to the playful side of libraries and archives. Enjoy this write-up of Katie’s recent project, from the KLOWDEN MANN gallery. “There is no way to perform architecture in...
#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Trong Gia Nguyen

#IArtLibraries | Featuring: Trong Gia Nguyen

This post originally appeared on the Library as Incubator Project in March 2017. 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...
RFQ: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

RFQ: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design

We are pleased to publish this Request for Qualifications on behalf of the DC Public Library – please share widely! ~Laura Request for Qualifications (RFQ) District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL)  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial (Central) Library Grand Reading Room Ceiling Design Permanent Public Art Commission Deadline: August 31, 2017 Budget: To be determined, with...
Introducing the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

Introducing the Minneapolis Art Lending Library

by Amelia Foster Founded in 2013, the Minneapolis Art Lending Library is a collection of about 110 pieces of original artwork that are available to the public for free, three-month loan periods. We aim to provide a new model for artists to showcase their work and build a following, while also cultivating a new audience...
Featuring: Peter Erskine

Featuring: Peter Erskine

Today I’m happy to introduce Peter Erskine, an American installation artist who specializes in creating Solar Spectrum Environmental Artworks made from pure sunlight. Several of Peter’s works are installed at libraries in California and Oregon. Beyond his projects for libraries, and across the US, Erskine has installed artworks in the ancient Roman Forum, the Rome...
Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

Exploring Public Art at the Forest Park Public Library

This post originally appeared on the LAIP in July 2015. It’s one of our favorite public art projects to take place at a library–just in time for outdoor activities!  Today’s story (and project kit) comes to us from Elaine Luther, an artist whose work with libraries we’ve featured on the LAIP before, and Alicia Hammond,...
Talk Time Artistry at Thomas Crane Public Library

Talk Time Artistry at Thomas Crane Public Library

Written with assistance from Linda Zhou For the past seven years, the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts has hosted English Talk Time for English Language Learners. Program participants, 150 students as well as part-time library staff and a crew of dedicated volunteers, sometimes frequent the library’s art gallery space, using the current exhibition...