For Immediate Release
February 28, 2006
Contacts: David Ottalini, 301 405 4076 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Fear the Turtle" Sculptures Debut on Charter Day
Last fall, the university invited regional and local artists to offer their ideas about how to transform a cast resin terrapin into a one-of-a-kind "Fear the Turtle sculpture that will become a centerpiece of the university's 150th Anniversary celebration . A jury of artists headed by Patsy Mote - the wife of Maryland President C.D. Mote, Jr. - selected finalists from a field of 80 entries.
Ultimately, all 50 statues will show themselves off on campus, as well as communities throughout the region until October, when a selected group of the sculptures will be auctioned off at a gala university event. All proceeds go to student scholarships.
"Man About Town" Bob Madigan reported on the "Fear the Turtle" sculptures for WTOP and WGMS Radio:
See all the designs on the web.
See a slide show of artists picking up their statue(s).
Read a blog by UM's Webmaster Linda Martin as she works on her "Fear the Turtle" sculpture, which she affectionately calls "TurtleBoy." The official title is "Taste the Tradition."
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