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Faculty Fellowship Exhibition Opening Reception

After an intensive jurying process, Fleisher teaching artists Pat Aulisio and Julia Clift were selected as the 2017 faculty fellows. Pat is the recipient of the Dene M. Louchheim Faculty Fellowship, which was created in memory of Dene Louchheim, who served as chair of Fleisher from 1964 to 1980. Julia has been awarded The Fred and Naomi Hazell Faculty Fellowship, which was established by artist, musician, poet and craftswoman Naomi Hazell to support the efforts specifically for painters working in oils.

An exhibition of both fellows’ work will be on view in Fleisher’s galleries December 2, 2016, through January 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held Friday, December 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Pat Aulisio is a cartoonist and educator from Philadelphia. His comics work has been published in numerous publications and has worked closely with publishers Hidden Fotress Press and Drippy Bone Books. His own series, Infinite Bowman, has been collected into a graphic novel edition by Hic and Hoc Publications. Pat is currently working on his sophomore graphic novel Survive 300 Million for Retrofit Comics.  Aside from comics Pat makes and edits video art. He also enjoys bicycles, pro wrestling, and VHS tapes.

Julia Clift is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator. After receiving her BFA in painting and English literature from Washington University in St. Louis, she studied under the painter Odd Nerdrum in both Norway and France. Her paintings and drawings have been featured in numerous exhibitions nationally.

Julia’s classes at Fleisher focus on traditional drawing and oil painting skills while she supports the development of each student’s individual voice. Julia also teaches at Rose Tree Media Academy and offers workshops at Delaware Art Museum. Her critical essays and reviews can be found in Title Magazine and The Huffington Post.