About the Monument
The Martin Luther King Memorial, by Dari Artist, expresses her views and feelings on Civil Rights through sculpture and painting. The Lac Du Bonnet Pillar (coral colored granite) stands for equality, freedom of speech, unity and democracy.The base is made of Mesabi Black Granite, which is also featured in other projects, including the Wall of Remembrance at Eagle Circle.
The Raven Black monument stands for the Rainbow coalition, and Dr. King’s dignity, teachings and strength. This piece honors the memory of Dr. King and those who have been brave enough to stand on behalf of the people to demand their rights.
Cold Spring Granite Company, Minnesota, will be the company fabricating the memorial piece, which will stand 10 feet tall and 9 feet wide, weighing over 13,000 lbs. The monument will be placed in front of the Northwest Regional Library, located on University Drive.
About the Artist
Dari was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1957. Her art works can be found in private and corporate collections, both locally and internationally (United States, Germany, Belgium, Britain, France, Israel, Canada and Poland). Her commissions include works for various Members of Parliament in Africa. Dari’s painting of the Signal Hill shrine is housed in the Bo Kaap Museum, Cape Town.