July 10, 2015
The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is hosting a reception Friday (July 10) for its sixth annual exhibit, Putting on the Dog: Dogs Without Borders, where dog lovers, including at least 19 Texas Tech University employees and students, will display their photographs to observe the dog days of summer. The reception begins at 5 p.m. in the International Cultural Center (ICC), giving the public another way to view the exhibit.
“When visitors enter the ICC galleries during the Putting on the Dog: Dogs Without Borders photo exhibit, most of them immediately start smiling ear to ear,” said Jane Bell, senior director of outreach and operations at OIA. “Not only do our visitors love the exhibit, it also is a great favorite for the staff of the Office of International Affairs. Several staff members have photos of their own dogs in the exhibit, and I think they are all delighted to have images of their canine companions framed for all to see.”
“Still Life with Animated Dogs,” an award-winning 30-minute animated film about the humorous ways canine companions helped animator and illustrator Paul Fierlinger endure the bleakness of his early life in the 1950s in Stalinist Prague, Czechoslovakia, will play at 5:30 and 6 p.m. in the ICC auditorium.
The exhibit promotes OIA’s international mission by listing the origin of the dog breeds under each of the 64 photographs. Of the more than 150 dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, only a few originated in the United States.
The public also can view the photographs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Aug. 25.
The International Cultural Center (ICC) is part of the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech.
In addition to the ICC, International Affairs consists of the following divisions: International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad and the International Center for Arid & Semi Arid Land Studies.