Posts tagged "Visual Arts"
"Our Ladies of Perpetual Housework" by Elaine Luther

“Our Ladies of Perpetual Housework” by Elaine Luther

Today it is my pleasure to welcome jewelry maker and mixed media artist Elaine Luther back to the Library as Incubator Project. Elaine has a new art series that is not only on display at a library in Chicago, but is also directly inspired by a book she stumbled upon right on the library’s shelf....
Coffee House Press in the Stacks

Coffee House Press in the Stacks

by Laura Damon-Moore We have a very, very cool program to highlight today that is straight from our good friends (and the publisher of our upcoming book, The Artist’s Library) at Coffee House Press. Several months ago, staff at Coffee House, in partnership with individuals and organizations in the Twin Cities, started a program called CHP...
From the Archives: "Library Science" exhibition (2011)

From the Archives: “Library Science” exhibition (2011)

The post about the Library Science exhibition at Artspace in New Haven, CT was originally posted on the Library as Incubator Project site in 2011. We think the online gallery of this show, with work inspired by libraries and librarianship, is absolutely worth another look a few years later. by Laura Damon-Moore When we read through...
What is the Bubbler?

What is the Bubbler?

At long last, we’re proud to bring a new series on The Bubbler at Madison Public Library to the Library as Incubator Project!  We’ve worked closely with Trent Miller and the Bubbler crew as partners on their NEA Our Town grant, and we’re delighted to introduce this exciting programming model to the library world along...
Artsy!

Artsy!

There are lots of reasons for a librarian to love Artsy. To name just a few: 1. Cataloging. My oh my, the cataloging. Artsy’s Art Genome Project is wildly ambitions, aiming to classify the art world in terms of “genes” such as movement, subject matter, and composition. Taxonomy aficionados everywhere should appreciate the multi-faceted categories...
Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Featuring: Danielle Kroll

Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Danielle Kroll, an illustrator whose work includes many projects that are closely tied to literature and books, both in terms of content and as a physical canvas on which to create new art. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please tell us a little bit...
Featuring: Alison Rutsch

Featuring: Alison Rutsch

I am so pleased to introduce Alison Rutsch to the LAIP community today. Alison’s beautiful illustrations caught our eye, particularly those that re-imagine the possibilities of education, but her work as an art educator in Providence– often in collaboration with Providence Community Libraries– is what sealed the deal. Read on for her thoughtful and inspiring...
Featuring: Ruth Beale

Featuring: Ruth Beale

Today we’re thrilled to present a conversation with artist Ruth Beale. Ruth’s work, which I think you’ll see when you read the descriptions of her projects, are very tied to language, words, reading, and – you guessed it – libraries. Her work “with and about libraries and archives” is an intriguing exploration of these spaces....
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret Society of Forbidden Literature”

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret Society of Forbidden Literature”

Rebecca Rubenstein, one of our intrepid our Writers in the Field, is back with another fantastic look at what’s happening at the NYPL in terms of exhibitions and art– this time drawing attention to banned books.  Don’t forget to check out all of Rebecca’s posts for us HERE. Cheers! Erinn Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret...
Featuring: Will Ashford

Featuring: Will Ashford

Will Ashford is an investigator of words – in his own words, he “rescues, salvages, and recycles other peoples’ words” to make new works of art. We had the pleasure of talking to Will about his background and his creative relationship to libraries. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Can you tell us a...
ON VIEW at the San Diego Public Library

ON VIEW at the San Diego Public Library

We’re delighted to welcome Kara West to the site today! Kara is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library.  In this new series for the Library as Incubator Project, she’ll be sharing the exciting things SDPL is doing to create a civic center for art with their new Central library and how...
Featuring: Charlene Matthews

Featuring: Charlene Matthews

Today we welcome bookbinder and book artist Charlene Matthews to the Library as Incubator Project. Charlene’s recent Ulysses-inspired project caught my attention several weeks ago and I knew we had to reach out to her to talk about books, literature, and how they inspire her creative life and work. Enjoy. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell...