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.

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

Click to view a list of our previous COLLIDER artists.


The COLLIDER welcomes Artist-in-Residence Maizie Clarke as a 2021 virtual COLLIDER artist

Maizie Clarke, Illustrator

Maizie Clarke is an illustrator and designer based in Louisville, Kentucky. She owns Maizie Clarke LLC which specializes in wholesale home goods featuring her original illustrations. Working primarily with museums and corporations - Maizie’s illustrations feature the built environment and she loves sharing her knowledge of drawing with all ages. Maizie earned her BA in Interior Design and her MA in Exhibition Design.

Meet Maizie Clark, May's COLLIDER Artist

Drawing Perspectives: Learning the basics of drawing in 3 Dimensions
Thursday, May 27, 6-7:30pm

In this Zoom workshop, you'll be learning from COLLIDER artist Maizie Clarke, an illustrator who specializes in drawing architecture. She will show how she uses 1-point and 2-point perspective in her illustrations and will teach you how to use these same techniques to improve your own 3 dimensional drawings.

Registration is required. Please email Participants will receive the class link and recommended supply list when they sign up. Ages 13+.


The COLLIDER welcomes Artist-in-Residence Martin Edlin as a 2021 virtual COLLIDER artist

Martin Edlin, Clay/sculpture artist

Martin Edlin is an artist who works in several disciplines of traditional art media. His artwork is technically rigorous yet highly imaginative, giving shape and form to emotions and ideas in sculpture, pottery, paintings, and drawings. He studied art at the University of Louisville under renowned potter Tom Marsh and earned a Master’s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago under sculptor and art therapy pioneer Don Seiden. His artwork has been exhibited publicly since 1984.

Martin teaches workshops for many schools and community programs with people of all ages and has been directing a community art education center for many years. He worked as a stained glass craftsman for glass artists Peter Eichhorn and Bob Markert while in high school and college and has practiced art therapy in a multitude of settings.


The COLLIDER welcomes Artist-in-Residence Tim Robertson as a 2021 virtual COLLIDER artist

Tim Robertson, Alternative printmaker/Photographer

Tim Robertson has spent much of his adult life moving and living in places that are new to him--places where the culture is different from the one in which he was raised (Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Northern Indiana and now Louisville). Observing these contexts and the ways in which people live and connect in them forms the main current of inspiration for Tim's work. Much of his work comes about as a result of interaction and collaboration with others.

The process of creating images is an important part of Tim's work. Photography helps him explore and understand the world around us and alternative printmaking gives him a way to process and respond to what he finds. He often experiments with different photographic formats and printing techniques and materials, such as pigment transfers and risograph prints.

Meet Tim Robertson, April COLLIDER Artist

Tim Robertson's Influences

Pigment Transfer Prep

The COLLIDER welcome Artist-in-Residence Randy Gray as a 2021 virtual COLLIDER artist

Randy Gray, Cartoon artist

Randy Gray II began his career at a young age copying the cartoons he would see on tv and in the newspaper. He is a graduate of duPont Manual High School's Visual Art program and the University of Kentucky. His work includes My Quest for Cool and Lil Dude, while his comic book Lil Dude and Rooney Explore Black History was put into circulation at the JCPS library. Randy has extensive experience leading cartooning comic book creation workshops for summer camps and schools. He draws every day, illustrating children's books and creating caricatures.

Meet Randy Gray, COLLIDER Artist

Leveling Up Your Drawing with Randy Gray

Randy Gray Talks Style!

The COLLIDER welcomes back Artist-in-Residence Joan Brannon as a 2021 virtual COLLIDER artist

Joan Brannon, Percussionist

Joan Brannon is a Percussionist, Teacher and Drum Circle Facilitator based in Louisville, Ky. 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 US and studied in Guinea, West Africa. Joan is a teaching artist with Kentucky Center’s ArtsReach and the Kentucky Arts Council.

Joan facilitates dynamic rhythm experiences for organizations, community groups and in schools. She founded the group Sisters of the Sacred Drum, who perform rhythms of West Africa and original compositions. Joan has performed live and recorded with Sabari Bengoma, American Spiritual Ensemble, Sistah La La and a host of other artists.

Meet Joan Brannon, COLLIDER Artist

Djembe Lesson with Joan Brannon

Make a percussion instrument at home with Joan Brannon

The COLLIDER welcomes back 2019 Artist-in-Residence Liz Richter to be 2021’s first virtual COLLIDER artist

Liz Richter - Visual Artist

The COLLIDER welcomes back 2019 Artist-in-Residence Liz Richter to be 2021’s first virtual COLLIDER artist. Liz is a muralist, visual artist, and illustrator living and working in Louisville, KY. Born in Paducah, and raised in rural Southeast Missouri, Richter moved back to Kentucky in 2009 and taught art for over six years before pursuing opportunities as a freelance artist. Richter is primarily focused on painting and drawing, but also explores wearable art, printmaking and other mixed media. Look for several art tutorial videos from Liz coming soon to this page, then be sure to join us for her Zoom class on January 28.

Meet Liz Richter, COLLIDER Artist - a muralist, visual artist, and illustrator living and working in Louisville, KY

Liz Richter talks about her Smoketown murals and public art

Dyeing noodles with COLLIDER artist Liz Richter

Last Updated: 01/06/21