Texas Tech International Affairs Exhibit Chronicles the Dog Days of Summer

Canine art is on display through early September.

For the second year, Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center (ICC) has acknowledged the dog days of summer with an exhibition of photographs showing dogs in all their diversity.

“Such an exhibit is perfectly suited for the ICC, since of the 150-plus breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, only twelve originated in the United States,” said Jane Bell, ICC senior director. “Of course, the mutt – which the AKC classifies as All-American – is probably the quintessential American “breed” since, like many of us, mutts claim a proud lineage that includes genetic input from a variety of ancestors.”

 Photographs included in the exhibit are by the following: Paul Aguilar, Amelia Blanton, Fran Bohannon, John Chinn, James Clinich, Sarah Collins, Amanda DeMarree, Dennice Delucio, Kathrin Dodds, Bailey Eiland, Charles Elliot, Russ Erbe, Sandy Fortenberry, Margaret Freeman, Ilker Goksen, Jennifer Holman, Rebecca Holman, Tiffany Holmes, Sandra Huston, Shelley Jennings, Craig Kelley, Tom Kiefer, Brett Longley, Carly Marshall, Kasey McBeath, Ann McDonald, Heather Modery, Adair Murillo, Zack Nader, Angie Newsome, Liz Inskip-Paulk, David Pike, April Pilley, Thelma Pilley, Cranston Reid, Mac Rowley, Cait Ryan, David Stalcup, Christena Stephens, Ashton Thornhill, Heather Turner, Barbara Werden, Judith Wilmington, Bill Wright, Margaret Vugrin and Steven Vugrin.

An opening reception is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. Friday (July 29) at the ICC, Sixth Street and Indiana Avenue. The photographs will be on display Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m in summer and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in fall, through Sept. 9.

The exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from The CH Foundation. For more information call (806) 742-2974 ext. 232.

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CONTACT: Jane Bell, director, International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3667, or jane.bell@ttu.edu.