The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law will host a “Meet the Artist” event as part of U’s Black History Month with Los Angeles-based Edgar Arceneaux, a rising star in the art world who will create a new sculpture at the law school to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic quote, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
The project is part of the S.J. Quinney College of Law’s mission to promote justice and access to justice in society. The sculpture will be funded through the generosity of donors who approached the law school with a desire to contribute funds to commission of a sculpture in the newly opened facility to celebrate diversity and to build on the theme of justice visible through King Jr.’s quote on display in the school’s sixth floor Moot Courtroom. Arceneaux’s concept, “The Crystal Paradox,” will incorporate law books, letters about Dr. King and other artistic elements to bring a visual story of justice alive. Arceneaux’s proposal was selected from a pool of artists from around the world who offered submissions and ideas for the sculpture.
Arceneaux will discuss his vision for the project —as well as his path as an artist —at the event, which is open to the public and University of Utah community. Light refreshments will follow.
Dates & Times
2018/02/24 - 2018/02/24
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 S. University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84112