What Makes Us Smile? a group exhibition June 29 2012

Exhibition dates: July 7- 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 4 -7 PM
Free and open to the public

This July, Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles asks the questions, what makes us smile?  Scientists have proven that happiness does not come from age, gender, intelligence, physical attractiveness, or money.  But they all agree that Art is an important component.  Art connects people to their humanity, to the excitement of being alive. It teaches us things, ignites our emotions, overwhelms our senses, makes us laugh, and gives us insights into ourselves we couldn't gather on our own.

What Makes Us Smile is sure to be one of the gallery’s most delightful shows of the year.  Open to all the artists represented by the gallery, this special exhibition features a unique collection of two and three-dimensional works from whimsical to downright hysterical created just to make you smile.

“Some people think of an art openings or exhibitions as stuffy” said Meghan Martin, Gallery Director, “but it doesn’t have to be.  With this show, we wanted to embrace the summertime fun and present art just to make you smile.”

What Makes Us Smile participating artists include: Jean Banas, Donne Bitner, Marilyn Catlow, Judi Dold, Rene’ Guerin, Bryce Hammond, Jane Jennings, Riitta Klint,  Jane Manus, Jan Miller, Larry Moore, Gretchen Nass, Audrey Phillips, Beau Redmond, Mary Schimpff Webb, Wendy Tatter, Trish Thompson, Anna Tomczak, and John Wilton.

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  The exhibition will be on display until July 28, 2012.  Works may be viewed online at www.artsondouglas.net.

About Arts on Douglas Fine Art and Collectibles: A unique commercial art gallery located in the arts-rich community of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Founded in 1996 by Doris Leeper, artist and Atlantic Center for the Arts founder and artist/benefactor Ed Harris, Arts on Douglas promotes the work and careers of prominent Florida artists. Formerly a used furniture warehouse, and originally a 1930's era Ford showroom and service center, the space was magnificently transformed and has since become a community gathering spot for a discerning mix of art lovers, patrons, and artists.