Art Inspires Ashland

A meet-and-greet reception for nationally acclaimed artists Eric Drooker, illustrator for The New Yorker; Tracy Lee Stum, 3-D street artist; and Georgina Hayns, creative supervisor and puppet fabricator for the animation company LAIKA, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St. Tickets cost $10 and include food and wine.

The three artists will teach workshops Saturday, Nov. 10, in poster illustration, 3-D chalk drawing and puppet fabrication, respectively, at the art center. See

Art Inspires Ashland will culminate with a gala featuring multimedia presentations by the three artists, hors d’oeuvres and wine from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Tickets cost $50 with food and wine or $15 only for the presentations, which begin at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Ashland Art Center. For information and tickets, call 541-621-7767 or see