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Stony Brook art display to benefit children

The photographs of Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli are among

The photographs of Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli are among the pieces of artwork on display at an exhibit at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. A portion of the proceeds from the artwork that is sold will help benefit Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Long Island Children's Hospital. (March 1, 2011) Photo Credit: Jasmin Frankel

Regina Cline stared at her mosaic hanging on the wall of the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook knowing that it will help benefit Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Long Island Children's Hospital.

The work of Cline and 16 other artists from Women Sharing Art Inc., a Bayport-based nonprofit art group, is on display at the hotel until April 16.

"I love that they find a new home," said Cline, of Bayport, who’s been a member of the group for two years.

Her two mosaic pieces "Soaring" and "A Walk in St. Remy" are on display at the hotel as part of the Feminine Agendas exhibit.

The art exhibit was created in honor of Women’s History Month and represents each artist's interpretation of what they find important in their lives.

"Their art is interpreting what their agenda is," said Sue Miller, president of Women Sharing Art Inc. "They are very diversified."

The pieces which are all for sale include photos, paintings and mosaics. Thirty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the children's hospital, the rest will be kept by the artists.

Lenore Paprocky, director of sales for the hotel, said having the art displayed in the lobby is a win-win-win situation because it benefits the children's hospital, the artists and the hotel by covering the walls with fine art.

“There is not enough places for Long Island artists to display their work," said Paprocky.

An art show auction will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 16 at the hotel. The artwork also can be purchased at the front desk of the hotel.

The photographs of Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli are among the pieces of artwork on display at an exhibit at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook. A portion of the proceeds from the artwork sold will help benefit Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Long Island Children's Hospital. (March 1, 2011)

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