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Art Inspires Ashland 2013 Inspirational Artist Presentations and Workshops

On November 15th and 16th in Ashland, Oregon Art Inspires Ashland will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds from various schools of artistic expression for a weekend of presentations, discussions and workshops. This event has been designed to inspire people from all walks of life. “Inspiration motivates everything we do on a daily basis. Think “TED” talks with hands-on workshop.” said Denise Baxter, director of the Ashland Art Center. In the highlight of the weekend, featured artists will talk about their skills, inspirations, and accomplishments in 30-minute inspirational presentations held at the historic Ashland Armory on Saturday, November 16th. These same artists will lead workshops during the day on Saturday, aimed at inspiring regional art students and adult artists to reach beyond anything they dreamed of creating.

“We wanted to create a unique event that is meant to inspire both artists and non-artists in the region.” said Baxter. The three artists are Juliette Aristides, classical painter, instructor and founder of Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art in Seattle, WA, Reina-Marie Loader film-maker of independent socio-political films from Vienna, Austria, and Lucy Knisley illustrator, comic artist and author from New York City. “Bringing these three amazing artists to Ashland to present workshops and talk about their inspirations, we hope will inspire our arts community to even greater things,” added Baxter.

Along with inspirational presentations, each artist will be giving workshops to teach their skills to the community at the Ashland Art Center.

Tickets for the inspirational presentations and workshops are available now on-line at or at the Ashland Art Center. The proceeds from the event will support the Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St., Ashland, OR. AAC is a non profit 501(C)(3) organization.

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