DISPATCH - Mar 9, 2012 (10:35 a.m.)

SETAUKET, NY

A compelling exhibition of art by contemporary female artists is opening tonight at Gallery North. "The Work of Women" presents art that stays away from clichés about what's women's work and what's not. Instead, the theme is developed by featuring art made by women.

Exhibiting are Felicitas Wetter, Sheila Breck, Pura Cruz, Margaret McCann, Elizabeth O'Reilly, Erika Roth, Schery Markee Sullivan and Pam Brown. All artists live on Long Island or nearby, according the gallery.

An artist reception is being held tonight (Mar 9) from 5 to 7 p.m. An artists talk will take place on Sunday (Mar 11) from 3 to 5 p.m. "ArTalk: Women in the Arts" will be presented by Elizabeth Kahn Kaplan and the exhibiting artists. Reservations are required.

Visitors may find themselves intrigued by the range of art included in the show. Here's a sample of some of the art on view:

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"Water Country" by Margaret McCann. 40 x 40 inches.

"Guitar #60" by Pura Cruz. Cast Bronze, 27 x 13 X 5 inches.

"Untitled (Blue)" by Erika Roth. Ribbon and Diary, 30 x 30 inches. Photo by Jeff Foster.

"Ancient Garment" by Felicitas Wetter. Mixed media, 37.50 x 25.50 inches. Photo by Jeff Foster.

"Green Tanks from 9th Street" by Elizabeth O'Reilly, 2008. Watercolor collage, 15.75 x 7.25 inches. Photo By Kevin Noble.

"Waiting for Work" by Sheila Breck, 2005-2007. Acrylic, 23.50 x 29.50 inches. Photo by Jeff Foster,

"Vigil" by Schery Markee Sullivan. Mixed Media, 24 x 24 inches. Photo by Jeff Foster.

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BASIC FACTS: "The Work of Women" is on view from March 9 to April 7, 2012 at Gallery North, 90 North Country Road, Setauket, NY. There will be an artist opening tonight (March 9) from 5 to 7 p.m. "ArTalk: Women in the Arts" will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. RSVP is required as space is limited. 631-751-2676 or info@gallerynorth.org.

GALLERY NORTH is a not-for-profit gallery promoting contemporary art and craft on Long Island. www.gallerynorth.org

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