March 2-29, 2018
LMU’s Law in Fine Art Society: Justice for the Unseen
Opening reception: Friday, March 2, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium is closed on Friday, March 30.
In this new exhibition, participants ranging from middle and high school students to professional artists were asked to reflect on what happens when mental illness and the criminal justice system collide and present an ethical dichotomy. This exhibition reflects the challenges faced by both the defendant and the judges, attorneys, law enforcement, and mental health professionals tasked with ensuring justice for all. These defendants are our nation’s veterans, our next door neighbors, our families and our friends. Some are forgotten. Some are ignored. Some are never seen at all. And, while their actions thrust them into the spotlight of the criminal courts, their internal struggles often remain unseen. This collection of artwork is dedicated to ensuring justice for the unseen.
This installation includes artwork contributed from the community, students in the law school, as well as students from East Tennessee State University and Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate. These pieces are just a glimpse into the overall show which will also include many pieces and diverse mediums contributed by veterans, children, and others who have felt the effects of trauma and abuse.