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.


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.


January artist Michelle K. Amos, fiber artist

Michelle K. Amos - Fiber artist

Michelle Amos is the Director of Programming and Education for the Little Loomhouse. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville in fiber construction. She has shown in over 50 exhibitions and has been awarded the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Artist Residency. She has years of experience teaching with a focus on community art and special populations.


February artist Chris Mattingly, poet/maker

Chris Mattingly - Poet/Maker

Chris Mattingly is an artist, musician, and poet from Louisville, Kentucky. He is the author of Scuffletown and the chapbooks A Light for Your Beacon and Ad Hoc. A co-founding editor of alla testa press, a subscription press specializing in design-heavy limited runs of handmade books, he holds an MFA from Spalding University. He currently teaches literature and writing at Bellarmine University.


Last Updated: 12/03/19