"Spot the Dog"
June 18, 2005
Annual Children's Gallery exhibition pays tribute to canine companions
Opening reception Father's Day, Sunday, June 19, at 1 p.m.
with dog events from 2 to 3 p.m.
WHO: Dogs and their families
WHAT: Opening reception for the Children's Gallery exhibition
"Spot the Dog: Dogs in Art" including art activities for families,
Stupid Pet Tricks Contest and Most Artfully Dressed Dog Contest
WHERE: Opening reception and art activities (for people, no furry friends allowed in the museum) - Children's Gallery, Anchorage Museum
Dog contests (dogs and their people) - Museum lawn on corner of 7th and C
WHEN: Father's Day, Sunday, June 19
Stupid Pet Tricks Contest - 2 to 2:30 p.m.
Most Artfully Dressed Dog Contest - 2:30 to 3 p.m. This year's Children's Gallery exhibition, Spot the Dog, on view in the Children's Gallery beginning June 19, showcases more than 50 works of canine-related art from contemporary artists both in Alaska and around the country. Included in the exhibition are video installations, dogs sculpted of wire and clay and various photographs presenting sentimental or whimsical portraits of beloved pets. A cleverly fashioned Swiss army knife unfolds to reveal a silver head, legs and tail. The works of art in this hands-on exhibition for children of all ages are interpreted for viewers through a variety of educational materials, family activities and an illustrated catalog. The exhibition will also feature a display of hundreds of dogs photographed by David Jensen of Alaska Pet-ography for Friends of Pets, an animal rescue and adoption agency. Each dog in this display, comprised of photographs taken over 13 years, represents a successful adoption.