June 2020 Staff Picks

 

"Summer means different things to different people: beach days, BBQ’S, catching fireflies, and boating being just a few. Summer often feels both short and endless. As people grow up and mature many things change, one of which being how summer is viewed. As a child, summer is oftentimes “the light at the end of the tunnel,” after ten grueling months of school. In adulthood, the loss of imagination and strain of responsibility often lead to differing views of the season than one held in youth. However, one feeling that often stays with us throughout life, is the feeling of anticipation that summer always seems to bring with it. This collection looks at summer through a variety of lenses. The struggle of a young girl in 1815 London trying to make a life for herself, the life of citizens in a tiny town torn apart after WWII, a girl finding not only love but herself in Europe, and how certain bugs handle the summer time weather. This collection allows oneself to immerse themselves in the feelings summer brought upon them in adolescence or to find a new definition of what summer means in this point of their lives." -- curator's statement Endless Summer is curated by Annette Mims and designed by Trisha Barton.

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