July 28, 2011
This photo of a Swedish Vallhund by Amanda DeMarree is one of many featuring international dog breeds.
For the second year, Texas Tech’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.”
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.
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.