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 upcoming 2019 COLLIDER artists are:

October artist  Michael L. Jones, journalist and author

Photo credit: Brian Bohannon

Michael L. Jones - Journalist/Author

Michael L. Jones is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in the LEO, Insider Louisville, Louisville Magazine, Food & Dining Louisville, and the Oxford American, among other publications. Jones’ 2014 book, Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee, was praised by Americana writer Barry Mazor in The Wall Street Journal and won the Samuel Thomas Book Award from the Louisville Historical League as "Best Local History." Jones also received a 2015 Spirit of Louisville Award from the Louisville Metro Council for his contributions to the city’s culture. He sits on the boards of the National Jug Band Jubilee, the Louisville Historical League, and the Happy Birthday Park.


November artist Sarah Hall, puppeteer

Gorp Gnimji

Gorp Gnimji (@hiyogorp) is a Louisville-based artist who studied plein air painting at the Hiyo River School. OUTSIDE LAND, Gorp’s most recent body of work, is a continuation of Gorp’s efforts to share the happiness of being outside with others through paint and adventure.


December artist Ehren Reed, visual artist

Photo credit: Sarah Katherine Davis

Ehren Reed - Visual Artist

Ehren Reed relocated to Louisville, KY in 2013 after 14 years as a professional artist and art educator in San Francisco. She currently works as Director of ELEVATOR Artist Resource. Her mixed media work has been exhibited nationally in esteemed venues across the U.S., and is held in numerous private collections as well as the permanent collection of the University of Kentucky. Ehren has also been featured in multiple print publications including Contemporary Artists Books by Emily Marks, Dutch fine art magazine Elephant, and Textile Art Around the World.




Last Updated: 9/12/19