Given the recent heat and humidity indexes, we all sense what Dog Days of Summer means. Though this period of time, early July through early September, is associated with stagnation and inactivity, that is not the case with the artists who are interpreting this theme. Some are taking it figuratively with images of cooling swimming pools, a lawn chair under a big shady tree, water sports, or languishing in a hammock. Other artists are interpreting the theme more literally preferring to exhibit portraits of dogs. Also, adding to the festivities of the evening and in keeping with the theme of Dog Days, the Humane Society of Kent County will be offering pets up for adoption in the breezeway by the RiverArts Gallery.