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The COLLIDER artist in residence program connects artist and audience

The South Central Regional Library’s paid artist in residence program puts the public in touch with artists through free workshops and classes.

An exterior view of the South Central louisville library

The Collider Maker Space is also open to the public to use sewing machines, a 3D printer, and the Adobe Creative suite.

Photo via LFPL

The Louisville Free Public Library offers a lot more than books.

Each year, the South Central Regional Library (7300 Jefferson Blvd.) hosts 12 artists one month at a time in the COLLIDER artist-in-residence program. Stop by the COLLIDER Maker Lab and see the featured artist’s process or attend free workshops offered three times each month.

This month’s artist in residence is Olivia Cole, a poet and author, is hosting two upcoming workshops:

2024 marks the seventh year for the COLLIDER program. Since 2017, 62 artists have participated, including weavers, musicians, puppeteers, and photographers.

The cohort for the second half of 2024 includes author Kristen Gentry and Modern Kintsugi artist Jillian Timberlake.

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