COLLIDER artist-in-residence program

The new South Central Regional Library features an artist-in-residence program, COLLIDER, that serves to connect the public with art and the people who create it. Special studio space within the Library allows the artists to create on-site and encourages patrons to drop in, interact, and learn about different artistic processes. COLLIDER also features special workshops for the public.

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

This year’s COLLIDER artists are:
July-August: Ashley Thursby Kern, Ballet

"My choreography comes from a curiosity to explore the complexities of human interactions and impulse. I utilize technology as a means to juxtapose our relationship to time and space while facilitating physical expression and engagement among the dancers I create with."

COLLIDER Public Workshops:
Choreographer's Toolkit
Sat., July 29, 2 p.m. Ages 12-18. More here>>

Movement Pathways
Wed., August 2, 2 p.m. Ages 3-11. More here>>

Movement in Movies
Wed., August 9, 6 p.m. Ages 18+. More here>>

September - Lance Newman, Spoken Word

Lance G. Newman II, has been writing and performing since he was 13 years of age. Lance is a poet, instructor, author, and performing arts host. As the founder of SpreadLovEnterprise and the 'slam master' for the adult poetry slam team, Loohavul Lip; Lance uses his long standing relationship with the city, to teach, encourage, and conduct poetry workshops and spoken word events sall around.

COLLIDER Public Workshops:
spREADlove Poetry Workshop
Tue., September 19, 2 p.m. Ages 18+. More here>>

October: Jennifer Palmer, Visual Art

"Life changes have caused me to realize the importance of place.  I think a lot about how you define what a place means to you? The current series I am working on is about creating my own maps of thought. I want to keep exploring the world around myself and the objects it holds. I am searching to find a balance and peace to what has happened and also trying to create something beautiful out of my experiences."

November: Alex Serpentini, Socially Engaged Art

During Alex Serpentini’s time as an artist-in residence at the Louisville Free Public Library, each library guest will be able to anonymously write what their day was like, record themselves reading someone else’s writing, or sit down with Alex for an anonymous 5-10 minute interview about their day. The goal of this residency is to share the lives of our Louisville community members with the world in a unique, engaging way. 

December: Rhythm Science Sound/Yared Sound & Scz, Digital Music and Sound Art

Yared Sound is a Dj, producer, and educator whose work lies at the intersection of critical history, migration, and sound. His mixes and productions employ strategies of sonic archivism, dub versioning, and pure rhythm-science with the hopes of mobilizing people and ideas to the dancefloor.

SCZ (pronounced 'sieze') is an educator, scholar, and artist whose work focuses on decolonization, migration, identity and belonging. As a deejay, SCZ practices sonic weaving to create audio narratives, focusing on the sonics of space, the way sound migrates, the distance between sounds, and how sound is coded and blended to communicate knowledge to bodies in space.

January 2018: Alyson Theil, Visual Art

"I am interested in the story that paper tells. We write on paper, read books and magazines made of paper, we rip, we cover, we clean, and we dispose of paper. For me, making flowers out of paper provides a rich opportunity to create an emotional relationship out of something so everyday and mundane. When I create paper flowers, I allow myself to freeze time in a flower’s moment of pure beauty and joy and create a new story."

February 2018: Dixie Chaco, Afro-Caribbean Dance

"Dance for me is a powerful means to express, celebrate, and transform human experience. As a Belizean dancer and choreographer, the landscape of my dance experience is richly diverse, from Afro-caribbean to Folk dance, to Modern and Contemporary, allowing an endearing dance form which is vibrant and energetic."



Last Updated: 8/16/17