We often refer to the hot and humid days of summer as “dog days,” especially during August, when gardens give way to weeds and listlessness easily overcomes ambition. The name “Dog Days” originated during the Greco-Roman times when the Dog Star, Sirius, would appear in the east between July 3 and August 11. Sirius was seen as faithfully accompanying the constellation Orion (the Hunter) across the sky. The Greeks and Romans blamed Sirius for oppressive heat, drought, and madness; however, the Egyptians looked to the appearance of Sirius as a precursor to the annual flooding of the Nile, which promised renewal and life to the parched land.
Exhibition Dates: August 6 – August 29, 2021
First Friday: August 6, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Artists/Curator talk: August 12, 5:00 pm
Please note: We have updated our Covid safety policy as of August 3, 2021:
To help us keep our spaces open while protecting our visitors, staff, and volunteers during the current surge:
Everyone over the age of 2 must wear masks indoors at all RiverArts spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
In addition, we ask that everyone maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to click here to contact us. Our policies and practices are subject to change based on mandates and recommendations from local, state, and federal governments, and guidance from public health authorities. We reserve the right to make decisions based on the needs of our organization, staff, and volunteers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to respond to changing conditions.
We will make every effort to accommodate requests for Gallery visits by appointment for those who are more comfortable visiting when the space is not open to the public.
Artists: Pick-up days for this exhibition are Sunday, August 29, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, August 30, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Banner image credit: River Photo by William Trainor
Registration is closed.