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The Art of Avis Fleming
The islands of Maine, plus Louisiana, Virginia and Ireland are the source of much of Avis Fleming's art.
Born in New Orleans, she grew up in the bayou country south of the city. After graduating cum laude in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College, she studied graphic arts and illustration at Pratt Institute. She lived in Old Town Alexandria with her husband, Paul Hodge, and their two sons for many years, moving in 1987 to a small farm in Unison, Virginia, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is a member of Printmakers Inc. Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria.
For more than 25 years she has taught gesture, sketch book and figure drawing, for the Art League School in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. She has led repeated art trips for the school to Ireland, as well as trips to New Orleans and Prague.
She has had numerous exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maine and is in private and public collections across the country. A one-person painting and graphics exhibition, "The Sunday Series," was featured at Alexandria's Black History Museum.