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Summer Playlist

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” – Henry David Thoreau

Gross McCleaf Gallery invites you to experience the magic of summer with a group exhibition titled Summer Playlist. Curated like a finely tuned mixtape, this vibrant selection of works explores seasonal themes of celebration, relaxation, and engagement with nature.

From sunny, outdoor adventures to intimate backyard gatherings, summer is a state of mind. It’s about the hottest and brightest days, filled with the joys of simple pleasures: indulging in fresh garden produce, chasing fireflies at dusk, fishing in your favorite waters, or experiencing the culture of bustling festivals with friends. It’s about quiet, early morning reflections, making memories on the road, and feeling the thrill of a thunderstorm or a star-filled sky.

Summer Playlist brings these treasured moments to life with artworks that embody the warmth and endless possibilities of summer. Echoing the season's rhythm, this exhibition is complemented by a collaborative ‘mix tape’ playlist featuring a selection of summer tunes personally chosen by the artists. Shuffle, enjoy, and repeat!