An appreciation of the beauties of the animal kingdom in prints, paintings, and pottery, Oct. 2 to Dec. 2 at the nonprofit Printmakers Inc. workshop and gallery in Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Art Center. Reception Sunday, Oct. 6., 2-4 p.m.

The work in the show is drawn largely from Avis Fleming’s life in Louisiana’s bayous, the islands of Maine and South Carolina, the horse, and cattle farms of rural Loudoun County and the many art trips she has led to western Ireland. The prints include lithographs, monotypes, and etchings, focusing on elephants at the zoo, horses, cows, sheep at her “Near West” animals-in-landscape workshops in Western Loudoun, and seals, owls, and pelicans.

   Fleming has taught sketchbook, figure drawing, and watercolor classes and led workshops and art travel trips for the Art League School for more than 30 years. Her work is in collections across the U.S. and foreign countries including China, Brazil, France, Germany, and England.

The ceramics, on which she paints cobalt glaze washes, were created by her husband, Paul Hodge. For more information contact Her website is

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