Artist in Residence for June: Eleanor Davis

May 29, 2018

On June 16th, WUGA is celebrating local cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis, whose colorful and distinctive illustrations often appear in the New York Times and in The New Yorker. Last year NPR included Eleanor’s book You & a Bike & a Road in their list of best books of 2017. An earlier book of her comics, called How to be Happy, was included in NPR’s reader poll last year of the top 100 graphic and comic novels.

A book for kids, Stinky, received a Geisel Honor Award from the American Library Association in 2009, and in 2013 one of her illustrated short stories won a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators.  An exhibit of her work is up through June 2nd at the Lyndon House, and her design skills have been evident in this year’s local elections.

We expect this Artists in Residence event to be especially crowded. So as we’ve done twice before in this series, we’re asking people to sign up for either the first hour (from 3 to 4) or the second hour (from 4 to 5). We’ll have someone talking about Eleanor’s work during each session. Attendees will see her quirky collections in the home she shares with her husband Drew Weing (also an accomplished artist) and will see where she creates her award-winning work.

The event will be held rain or shine — with hors d'oeuvres catered by Marti’s at Midday and wine supplied by Uncommon Gourmet. Admission is $10 for Friends of WUGA and $20 for nonmembers. Friends memberships are $30 or more annually.

To make reservations, signify your choice of session, and learn the address, contact Cathy Bradberry at 706-542-9842 or

The facts about the event in a nutshell: Featured artist: Eleanor Davis 3 - 4 pm or 4 - 5 pm on Saturday, June 16th A benefit for public radio station WUGA $10 for Friends of WUGA; 20 for non-members Friends memberships are $30 or more annually For reservations: Cathy Bradberry or 706-542-9842