Posts tagged "Visual Arts"
[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...
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...