COLLIDER artist-in-residence program

COLLIDER, the South Central Regional Library’s artist-in-residence program, connects the public with art and the people who create it. Special studio space within the Library allows artists to create on-site. Patrons are encouraged to drop in, interact, and learn about different artistic processes, and participate in special workshops for the public.

Generous funding from Councilwoman Madonna Flood makes the COLLIDER Artist-In-Residence program possible.

Our 2019 COLLIDER artists are:
 

January artist Allie Jensen, Contemporary Artist

JANUARY 2019
Allie Jensen - Contemporary Artist

Jensen uses art as a tool, not as a talent. Primarily working in ink, spray paint, and acrylic, she stacks and layers lines, dots, and circles to create organic masses that echo the "theory of complex systems." Complex systems theory is concerned with identifying and characterizing common design elements that are observed across diverse natural, technological, and social complex systems. This theory highlights the astounding interconnectedness of the universe, and when applied to visual art, is a therapeutic and healing act. It is Jensen's goal to use art as a meditative outlet and to develop awareness of how accessible, inclusive, and beneficial art can be.

Find out for yourself at Jensen's Meditative Art Workshops in South Central's COLLIDER space.


February artist Joan Brannon, Percussionist

FEBRUARY 2019
Joan Brannon - Percussionist

Joan Brannon is a percussionist, teacher, and drum circle facilitator. Joan respects the drum as a sacred instrument that utilizes rhythms for ritual, celebration, and as a tool for strengthening community. She performs and teaches throughout the U.S., has studied in West Africa, and is a teaching artist with Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach and the Kentucky Arts Council. No stranger to working with LFPL, Joan facilitates dynamic rhythm experiences for organizations, schools, and community groups.

See Joan in action during her February COLLIDER Workshops for all ages.


March artists Evan & Vanessa, Bilingual musicians

MARCH 2019
Evan & Vanessa - Bilingual Musicians

Evan and Vanessa are a bilingual, Louisville-based children’s/family band. They've honed their own highly refined, one-of-a-kind sound rooted in the idea that cultural harmony can be enhanced by teaching children empathy, respect, and understanding through the songs and stories of other cultures. Evan’s exemplary musicianship (he sings and plays 20+ instruments!) coupled with Vanessa’s beautiful voice, plus her extensive training as a certified Montessori instructor and upbringing in Ecuador give the duo a truly unique perspective to teach and entertain.

They have performed extensively since the release of their well-received bilingual double-album, In Our World There Are No Strangers / En Nuestro Mundo No Hay Extranjeros in 2018, and were named by Billboard.com as one of the “Best New Latin Children’s Music Groups.”

See Evan & Vanessa live during their COLLIDER Workshops coming in March.


April artist Tytianna N.M. Wells, author and illustrator

APRIL 2019
Tytianna Wells - Author & Illustrator

Tytianna N.M. Wells is the CEO and founder of Honey Tree Publishing that promotes culturally responsive and multicultural books for readers of all ages. She is the author and illustrator of six books including the 4-volume children’s book series Sweet Pea and Sugar Tea’s Country Family Adventures. Working with children and youth have always been a passion of Tytianna’s, especially when it comes to telling personal stories of healing, growth, and transformation. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Pan-African Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in Pan-African Studies.

See Tytianna in person during her COLLIDER Workshops coming in April.


May artist Chelsea Harris, painter

MAY 2019
Chelsea Harris - Painter

Chelsea Harris is a practicing artist operating out of Louisville, Kentucky, and Grand Rapids, Michigan (U.S.). A recent graduate from Kendall College of Art and Design, she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts as a Painting major with a Printmaking minor. Whether in a visual format or through creative nonfiction writing, she tends to explore personal connection and relationships. Critical theories of Aesthetics and metaphysics inform her academic and personal work to weave a dialogue between tradition, religion, rebellion, and reinvention.

Check out Chelsea's COLLIDER Workshops coming in May.


June artist Ryan Case, painter

JUNE 2019
Ryan Case - Painter

Ryan Case is a stay at home/homeschooling dad of two amazing children. He spends the night hours creating creatures of all sorts. Through mystic rites and forbidden incantations, he calls upon forces unknown and unseen through his brushes and traps their images on canvas.

Learn from Ryan during his COLLIDER Workshops coming in June.


 

 


Last Updated: 1/16/19