Posts tagged "Visual Arts"
Featuring: Erica Harney

Featuring: Erica Harney

Today we are pleased to welcome visual artist Erica Harney to the Library as Incubator Project. Erica’s exploration of information, ideas, and social constructs is fascinating and offers an intriguing lens through which to view libraries of various kinds. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Creative partnerships: Virginia Public Library & Going to Pieces Quilt Guild

Today’s feature comes to us from Virginia Public Library in Virginia, MN. The library has a partnership with a local quilt guild wherein a different quilt artist shows their work in the library each month. Library director Nancy Maxwell put us in touch with adult services librarian Susan Hoppe, who answered some questions about the...
Featuring: Kate Gorham

Featuring: Kate Gorham

It’s my pleasure to welcome art-maker and teaching artist Kate Gorham to the Library as Incubator Project! Kate talked with us about her relationship to libraries and how her love of literature influenced her work. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of creative work do you...
Poudre River Public Library District's Community Mural

Poudre River Public Library District’s Community Mural

This post was originally published on Jan 11 2012. Meet Irene Romsa, the Outreach Services Manager for the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado.  In June 2011, she collaborated with Rafael Lopez, an award-winning children’s book illustrator of such titles as Book Fiesta! and My Name is Celia, to create the Fort Collins Community...
Featuring: Abbie Read

Featuring: Abbie Read

When the work of visual artist Abbie Read came across my desk, I knew she’d be a great person to talk to about libraries! Her examinations of books as physical objects are intriguing and compelling, particularly in her large-scale “Library” project, which she tells us about today. Enjoy. ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce...
Featuring: Briony Morrow-Cribs

Featuring: Briony Morrow-Cribs

This post was originally published in May 2013.  Today we are so pleased to welcome Briony Morrow-Cribs to the Library as Incubator Project. Her experience with libraries is one that many of us can relate to and one, I think, that librarians can learn from! ~ Laura Tell us a bit about yourself, and the type...
Our Favorite Things: Art-Making Librarians

Our Favorite Things: Art-Making Librarians

For today’s Favorite Things post, we’re celebrating some of the art-making library staff we’ve met over the last year! Featuring: Rebecca Brooks – Laura had a fantastic time interviewing children’s librarian and art-maker Rebecca Brooks, the mastermind behind the graphic design and craft website Hafuboti. Poetry in the Stacks – if you’re a poet who...
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...
Qiana Mestrich's "Inherited Patterns" at Mid-Manhattan Library

Qiana Mestrich’s “Inherited Patterns” at Mid-Manhattan Library

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Sales to the Library as Incubator Project website today to share a new site-specific installation at Mid-Manhattan Library that explores identity, marketing, and names– and required some serious research at the DuPont company archives. Enjoy! ~Erinn By Liz Sales Like many women her age, Qiana Mestrich was named after a...
Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library

by Laura Damon-Moore You know how excited we get about library programs that go beyond the “make and take” (although we love those too!) and embrace elements of art education, giving people a chance to explore different art techniques. That’s why we’re big fans of the Art Afternoons at New Haven Public Library in New...
"Open Generation" Exhibition at Rutherford Library

“Open Generation” Exhibition at Rutherford Library

by Laura Damon-Moore Today we are very pleased to welcome Sarah Polkinghorne, a librarian at Rutherford Library at the University of Alberta in Canada, to the Library as Incubator Project. Sarah talks with us about a library-academic course partnership that resulted in a thought-provoking exhibition on open access, and what it means to be part...
Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

Odd Volumes at the Yale University Art Gallery

One of our favorite things here at the Library as Incubator Project is book art– altered books, bookworks, book sculptures– you name it.  When it comes to re-purposing old books, we love to see them turned into exciting and thought-provoking pieces of art when they’re no longer useful in the stacks.  I had the pleasure...