Endless Summer

Arts on Douglas will host its annual themed group exhibition Endless Summer through August at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach. Shown is René Guerin, Seascape: New Smyrna Beach, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.

Arts on Douglas will host an opening reception for its annual themed group exhibit Endless Summer from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach.

Paying homage to the 1960s cult classic film of the same name, this fun, upbeat exhibition is a visual exploration of the summer season and all that it entails. Now in its eighth year, the display, curated by Gallery Director Meghan Martin, features 34 Florida artists, each presenting their own interpretations of summer ideals, memories, experiences, and sensations in unique and creative ways.

For the reception, the gallery will feature live jazz renditions of summertime hits by TRio, featuring Tyler Rosenke on the drums, Ron Gilotti on the upright bass and Howard Post on the guitar. Shoes, shirts and masks are required, but guests who show up in their favorite summer attire -- from beach chic to tacky tourist – will save 10% on any Endless Summer purchases the night of the opening.

In all, 19 artists represented by Arts on Douglas will be participating in the exhibit along with a juried selection of 15 guest artists that were chosen from more than 50 entries.

This year's participants include Linda Amundsen, Stephen Bach, Bobbi Baugh, Marc Barrett, Kelly Berning, Trent Berning, Gail Beveridge, Donne Bitner, Victor Bokas, Stacey Fletcher, Lenny Foster, René Guerin, Tim Jaeger, Candace Knapp, Anita Kusick, Paul Ladiner, Inverna Lockpez, Karlene McConnell, David Meier, Peggi Nadeau, Maureen Nagler, Joe Palmerio, Sara Pedigo, Christine Peloquin, Audrey Phillips, Patrick Rausch, Juliana Romnes, Per Hans Romnes, Robert Ross, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak, Copper Tritscheller, Catherine Van Lancker and Cindy Vener.

Endless Summer will be on display until Aug. 29. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit artsondouglas.net.

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