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"Fear the Turtle" Statue Project Kicks Off in Maryland

The University of Maryland in College Park has launched a Community Art Project that will temporarily populate the campus and surrounding area with 50 artistically modified turtle statues. The fiberglass sculpture is a 4 1/2 ft. tall, grinning cartoon version of Testudo the Terrapin, the University's mascot.

Fitting the usual Community Art Project pattern, "Fear the Turtle" puts the 50 statues in the hands of artists who will paint, bejewel, or otherwise tamper with them. They will be installed with plaques around the campus and surrounding towns. In Fall 2006, the statues will be auctioned to raise money for student scholarships.


Theodore R. McKeldin Library

Library Lane, College Park, MD
University of Maryland. South side of the campus. I-495 to US Hwy 1 south for about 1.5 miles. Right on Campus Drive, then left on Library Lane. The statue is outside the Theodore R. McKeldin Library entrance facing the quad, which is east of the library.
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