Last month at the 2006 "Maryland Day" celebration of learning at the University of Maryland (College Park) the most delightful exhibition I witnessed was one of the seemingly simplest. Two young ladies, presumably from the Dance Department, were dressed and made-up entirely in crimson. They stood in a window of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, frozen into lovely, coordinated poses. Many passers-by barely gave them a glance, clearly assuming that these were mere painted statues, an art project. But every few minutes when no one was watching the pair shifted quietly and smoothly into another configuration — always in scarlet harmony with one another. It was an amazing display of quiet control. Bravo!

TopicArt - TopicPersonalHistory - 2006-05-19

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