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May 5th, 2005
The Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition Opens at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, June 6 through July 22, 2005

At the beginning of its second century, the Fleisher Art Memorial is pleased to showcase the artwork of its teaching staff with the Annual Fleisher Faculty Exhibition, June 6th through July 22, 2005. Each artist in the exhibition will show works selected from his or her current studio investigations – including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography and installation. An opening reception for the artists will be held Saturday, June 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. Gallery hours at Fleisher are: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday), and – when classes are in session after June 13th – 6:30 to 9:30 PM (Monday through Thursday). The Fleisher Art Memorial is located in South Philadelphia at 719 Catharine Street.

The 61 members of the Fleisher Art Memorial’s teaching staff are dedicated to the high standards of art education that have characterized the Memorial's 107-year history. The active pursuit of dual professions in art and art education are evident in the busy teaching and exhibition schedules kept by the instructors, many of whom serve on the faculties of area universities, colleges, and art centers.

Fleisher offers a full range of tuition-free open-enrollment fine art instruction in drawing, painting and sculpture and special-enrollment classes in printmaking, photography and ceramics. In addition to the free evening classes held Tuesday through Thursday, Fleisher offers low-tuition advanced workshops which provide the student body extended access to the full range of skills and ideas offered by this talented gathering of artists/teachers.

The Fleisher faculty members included in the Annual Faculty Exhibition come from all areas of the greater Philadelphia region: Chris Archer, William Auge, Tom Beckett, David Berger, Alyse C. Bernstein, Stanley Bielen, Christine Blair, Karen Brown, Joanne Bryant, Jeff Carpineta, Louise Clement-Hoff, James Dupree, Paul DuSold, Elaine M. Erne, Joni Fitzgerald-Alyea, Frances Galante, Fran Gallun, Kim Gavin, Elissa Glassgold, Sharon L. Hildebrand, Andrea Hollander, Matthew Hollerbush, Cathy Hopkins, Beth Ann Johnson, Julieann Julia, Don Kaiser, Katie Schuele Katz, Lucartha Kohler, Shawna Lisa, Emily Brett Lukens, Joyce Mansfield-Divine, Kathryn McFadden, Ruth McGee, James G. Mundie, Kate Kern Mundie, Elisabeth Nickles, Carolyn Pyfrom, Douglas Randall, Robert Reinhardt, Nathan Rutkowski, Ahmed Salvador, May Sam, Sonya Sider, Linda Soffer, Nancy Sophy, Carol Stirton-Broad, Tom Thomas, Geri Harkin Tuckett, Anthony Visco, A.M. Weaver, Janice Wilke, Lee Wilkinson, Douglas Takeshi Wolfe, Wendy A. Woloson, and Charlotte R. Yudis.

Community Partnerships in the Arts: Magda Martinez, Lisa Murch, Wendy Osterweil, Michael Schwartz, Chamroeun Yin, and Constantina Zavitsanos.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is Philadelphia's art museum. We are a landmark building. A world-renowned collection. A place that welcomes everyone. We bring the arts to life, inspiring visitors—through scholarly study and creative play—to discover the spirit of imagination that lies in everyone. We connect people with the arts in rich and varied ways, making the experience of the Museum surprising, lively, and always memorable. We are committed to inviting visitors to see the world—and themselves—anew through the beauty and expressive power of the arts.

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