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Ceramist Mara Gross will present a solo exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project. The exhibit, entitled Women: At The Table, Off The Wall, Every Day, opens Tues., Mar. 2 and runs through Wed., Apr. 21 at the Hall of Fame Gallery in Bliss Hall on the campus of Bronx Community College, 2155 University Avenue (at West 181st Street and University Avenue).

An opening reception and discussion by the artist will be held on Wed., Mar. 10, from noon to 2 pm. A second reception for the artist will be held on Sat., Mar. 13, from 1- 5 pm. All gallery events are open to the public.

Gross, who works with clay, specializes in Majolica, a type of ceramic dating back from Renaissance Italy. Majolica is usually decorated with bright colors on a white background. Other work in the show is surfaced with acrylic paints, ink and crayon and includes mixed media.In addition, there will be some works on paper.

The central artwork in the upcoming exhibition is a full year calendar made entirely of ceramic tiles. At the center of each tile and each day is a joyous “nude female figure.”

Gross connects the calendar with the struggles women have faced including her own.She was diagnosed in 2006 with breast cancer.Although the artwork represents a 2006 calendar, there is nothing in it which explicitly depicts any element of the disease.

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The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture will show My Life As A Dog on Sat., Mar. 6 at 7 pm at the society’s Meeting House, located 4450 Fieldston Road, corner of Manhattan College Parkway.

My Life As A Dog, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, is sensitive, tragic, and funny. It’s a unique, offbeat but realistic coming-of-age story with rich and engaging characters and some truly unforgettable scenes. It runs for 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Movies begin with an introduction and are followed by discussion. A donation towards the Film Club of $3 to $5 per person will be accepted at the door. The society reserves the right to provide an alternative film if a video is unavailable.

For more information call (718) 548-4445.

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Dr. Lillian Wilhelm Masters, a member of the Riverdale Art Association, will be exhibiting her works at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture during the month of March.

Masters’ exhibit is entitled Myself As Artist: A Retrospective. Selected images in watercolor reveal many decades of her paintings she describes as an “expressive form of realism.”

A reception will be held on Sun., Mar. 7, from 1:15 to 3 pm.

Meetings are open to the community. For further information call (718) 548-4445.

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Lehman Center for the Performing Arts presents a soul-stirring evening of classic and contemporary gospel and inspiration music, Golden Gospel!, with three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and minister Donnie McClurkin, making his Lehman Center debut on Sat., Mar. 27 at 8 pm.

McClurkin has spent the past decade topping the Gospel charts and just this month won his third Grammy Award for Best Gospel Performance for Wait on the Lord from his latest release We All Are One (Live in Detroit). The concert will also feature Livre, a young Gospel group from the Bronx comprised of seven singers and three instrumentalists.

Tickets are $55, $50, $45 and $0 and can be purchased by calling (718) 960-8833.

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is on the campus of Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West.

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Focal Point Gallery, 321 City Island Avenue, In honor of Women History Month, will display paintings, drawings and photography of women.

Women: Images and Attitudes, will open on Fri., Mar. 5, 7 to 10 pm.

If you are an artist and would like to be included in the exhibition call Focal Point Gallery at (718) 885-1403.

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