SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — There is a sketchy new art exhibit at the federal courthouse downtown San Diego called, “Portraits of Justice."
The art exhibit will feature illustrations from some of the most famous real-life courtroom dramas in American history.
“We invited other artists to participate in this exhibit from around the country, and we came up with 26 artists. They donated the use of their image from their famous cases,” said Krentz Johnson, curator.
For Johnson, the drawings are stories in history.
“To see a drawing of Charles Manson, to see the Chicago seven, these bring back memories of strives in the 60s and 70s,” said Johnson.
Vicky Behringer is one of the featured artists, and remembers sketching the infamous Scott Peterson trial.
“It was very interesting to watch the trial unfold. I didn’t know whether he was guilty or not, but it was pretty clear to me at a certain point, oh yeah he did it,” she said.
Though Peterson and the rest of these notorious criminals have been long sentenced their portraits will live on at the federal courthouse.
“Being with all my colleagues that are so talented and have done such remarkable work on remarkable trials that we all have in our memory and will go down in history and now people can come see it,” said Behringer.
The exhibit will be open to the public at the downtown federal courthouse Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.