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Pilgrimage Sites in India 1988-1990
Photographs by Rick Dingus

On view through the first week of June, 2012—M-F, 8-5, West Gallery

Reception on May 17 from 5:00-6:30 pm (come and go)
At 5:30 pm TTU’s Dr. Sankar Chatterjee will discuss Indian spirituality

© Rick Dingus

After photographing petroglyph and pictograph sites throughout the American Southwest, TTU Art Professor Rick Dingus became interested in the parallels between Native American and East Indian beliefs., practices, myths, and rituals. He received a grant from Art Matters, Inc., in New York, NY, which he used to travel to India. While there, he visited and photographed Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain caves, temples, and shrines. Ten prints from this project will be in the International Cultural Center’s West Gallery through May, 2012.

Dingus has participated in over 24 solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions since 1977. Dingus' photographs have been collected by over fifty public collections including Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, TX, Getty Museum, Malibu, CA (Sam Wagstaff Collection), Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., and various international museums. A recipient of numerous grants and purchase awards, Dingus most recently served as co-investigator with Robin Germany to create a "Millennial Collection" at The Southwest Collection with the aid of a Research Enhancement Funds grant at Texas Tech University, 1999-2000. More than 100 works have been published or reviewed in books, catalogues, and periodicals. Dingus is author of The Photographic Artifacts of Timothy O'Sullivan, UNM Press, 1982.

Paintings by Stella Alesi
East Gallery


                                                                                 © Stella Alesi                                                                                        © Stella Alesi

The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle," a mandala is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself - a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds (from The Mandala Project).

An Indian Odyssey
Photographs by Naveen Rajendrapandian
Center Gallery


                         © Naveen Rajendrapandian                           © Naveen Rajendrapandian                           © Naveen Rajendrapandian

Reception on May 17 from 5:00-6:30 pm (come and go)
At 5:30 pm TTU’s Dr. Sankar Chatterjee will discuss Indian spirituality

International Cultural Center
601 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415
For more information: 806-742-2974, ext. 232

These exhibitions are made possible, in part, by a grant from The CH Foundation.