Ah, summertime: the fish are jumping, the cotton is high, and the heat index is even higher, as people and cars seem to swim through the humid air. It's a good time to visit the cool confines of the Aquarium of the Americas, where artist Dona Simons often paints, and where many things swim and slither. It's a wet and wild world that she incorporates into her Suspension of Disbelief series of paintings at Sylvia Schmidt, for just as New Orleans is a dreamy, below-sea-level sort of place, Simons uses underwater settings to suggest the floating qualities of dreams and the subconscious. Since music from Louisiana, Africa and elsewhere inspired much of this, images of Nigerian dancers, zydeco musicians, even Tibetan monks appear among the corals and jellyfish. A realistic series of dream scenes, Suspension of Disbelief colorfully illustrates the fluid connections that exist between our dreams and environment.