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VIDEO: Homer & the EGAD Dog Days


(With humble apologies to Savannah Cox…)

The Eau Gallie Arts District will have its annual “Dog Days of Summer” event this week during the monthly First Friday arts celebration.

But why wait until Friday to enjoy EGAD? At least, that’s what one might supposed Homer has on his mind. Homer is EGAD director Lisa Packard’s long haired dachshund, and according to those who know and love him, he is the EGAD Art Dog.

Homer views art at Derek Gores Gallery

Homer views art at Derek Gores Gallery

Homer took us on an art walk along Highland Avenue to preview the upcoming Dog Days of Summer. We stopped at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, the Renee Foosaner Education Center and the Derek Gores Gallery, where Mr. Gores, the artist, had installed an exhibition of perfect height and subject for four-legged arts patrons.

Joan Connelly, who works at Joan’s Perfect Pies, brought Homer a doggie biscuit and a cooling drink of water. She said that was a common occurrence for furry friends.

Homer wishes he could go into the Foosaner Art Museum

Homer wishes he could go into the Foosaner Art Museum

Alas, entry was denied to the Foosaner Art Center. As Homer sat in front of the Andy Warhol image of Mick Jagger, it was clear the poor canine wouldn’t get “no satisfaction” — only service dogs allowed in the museum.

The Dog Days of Summer runs 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday along Highland Avenue. Bring your pooches. Get them dressed in costumes if you like. There will be a dog contest judged by celebrity judges.

For more information, visit www.eaugalliearts.com. And in the meantime, enjoy the video below (and if you want to read a great story about a New York art scene art dog, click here :