Posts tagged "Visual Arts"
The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Abby Wanserski If you’ve ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) you know how impressive their collection is. What many people are not aware of is that The Met maintains several reference libraries, “study centers” and two visitor oriented libraries: the Thomas J. Watson Library and the Nolen Library. This first...
SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud #2

Today we’re pleased to welcome back Alice Frecknall from Apples & Snakes; she brings us a follow up to our first post about London’s SPINE Festival that took place earlier this month. This fabulous event brought free arts programs to 33 libraries around the city. Read on! ~ Laura by Alice Frecknall As SPINE Festival comes...
Featuring: Margaret Withers and "Curious, USA"

Featuring: Margaret Withers and “Curious, USA”

Today we present an interview with and tone poem by visual artist Margaret Withers. I’m really digging her vision of her ideal library; make sure to check it out! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little about yourself – who are you, where are you from, and what sort of creative work do you...
Featuring: Erico Ortiz and "Making It Speak: Poets & Artists in Cahoots!"

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

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! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of...
The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

The Billie Jane Baguley Library & Archives at The Heard Museum of American Indian Art

We’re delighted to welcome Abby Wanserski to the site today as a new feature writer! Abby’s first post on the library resources at the Heard Museum of American Indian Art is part of a new series focused on libraries and archives in museum contexts. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Abby Wanserski The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives  is...
Featuring: Stefana McClure

Featuring: Stefana McClure

This post was originally published in February, 2012.  Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, in 1959, Stefana McClure received her BA from Hornsey College of Art, London and continued her studies at Kyoto Seika University, Japan. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at DC 2011, Dublin (2011), Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York (2011) and Bartha Contemporary, London...
[UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – Part I

[UN]BOUND: Artists’ Books from the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library – Part I

Kara West is the Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager at the San Diego Public Library, and in this series, she shares the development of the Library’s exhibition program that will bring art to all thirty-five SDPL branches.  Check out the whole series HERE. ~Erinn by Kara West Artists’ books have extraordinary crossover potential. But first, a couple things...
Featuring: Erin Hanson

Featuring: Erin Hanson

Today we feature Erin Hanson, a wonderful visual artist for whom books, reading, and literature play an integral role in her creative life. Enjoy! ~ Laura Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Please introduce yourself! Who are you, and what sort of creative work do you do? Erin Hanson (EH): My name is Erin Hanson, I am a life-long painter,...
Featuring: Jon Kerpel

Featuring: Jon Kerpel

I’m delighted to introduce Jon Kerpel to the site today to share his work, which he considers a form of activism.  The best place to show such work and spark conversations?  The Library, of course.  Don’t miss his ideas for the ideal library space for artists! ~Erinn Library as Incubator Project (LAIP): Tell us a little bit...
CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

CHP in the Stacks: Eric William Carroll

Our friend and colleague Jay Peterson, who works with Coffee House Press on their CHP in the Stacks program (which facilitates writer and artist residencies in libraries and archives–super cool!) sent us this interview with photographer Eric William Carroll, a photographer and visual artist who uses archived materials in his work. Below is an excerpt from...
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...