Only in Takoma Park, MD do merchants festoon their shop windows with commentary on judicial decisions. S & A Beads (www.beadstore.com) has composed a beaded tribute to the Supreme Court June 26 marriage equality decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, in its shop window at 6929 Laurel Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912.
How do you illustrate a 100+ page decision of the Unites Supreme Court with beads? Well see for yourself how Emily Silverman, General Manager of the small shop that has been a fixture of downtown Takoma for nearly 30 years, did it in her shop window. Emily celebrates this decision with a celebration of color as only a bead artist like her can celebrate it. Floating among the floating beads, like a libretto of an opera, are short quotes from Mr. Justice Kennedy’s landmark decision. The quotes down to the typeface are the product of Emily’s brother Abe, an attorney in Princeton, NJ, who suggested this theme.
Speaking of Justice, try as we might, our photos don’t do the window justice. Enjoy the photos but come to S & A Beads to see for yourself, and make your own celebration of color. We are on the July 4 parade route and will be open 12 to 5:00pm that day.
December 20, 2015
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