The Michigan Daily-Saturday, February 13, 192-page 7
Daily Photos by Deborah'Lewis
More than a
By POE COUGHLAN
VER WONDER what Zorro, Viking women,
Long John Silver, and a Playboy bunny do
when they get together on the weekend? Well, last
Saturday night they went to the Slusser Gallery for
the University art school's Third Annual Masked
Nearly 400 art school students, faculty, and alum-
ni bopped and swung to the rhythm and blues sound
of Ann Arbor's Blue Front Persuaders, among 400
huge red and silver balloons strung from the ceiling.
THE MASKED BALL was not just a Halloween
party, however. It was an event in the European
Beaux Arts Ball tradition, and the participants went
"Art and Architecture students and faculties
were able to do outrageous things in disguise," said
Urban Planning Prof. Jim Snyder.
Returning student Ozora McCarthy, wearing a
hat sporting "silver dollars from the earth and the
sea," agreed. "When times arebad people really go
all out with masks and costumes," she said.
"Tonight is beautiful show of talent. There's so
much originality. Besides," she added, "when
you're 49 and everyone around you is dropping dead
of heart attacks, you might as well go for it."
See MASKED, Page 8