Installation and dedication of patient-carved Excalibur sculpture for Parkinson’s Research Laboratory at UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
A sculpture depicting the legendary sword in the stone, Excalibur – created by Tucson sculptor Elihu Boroson, who has Parkinson’s disease, for the University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Parkinson’s Research Laboratory will be installed and dedicated on Friday, Nov. 18, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the lobby of the Medical Research Building, 1656 E. Mabel St., Tucson (on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus of the University of Arizona).
 
Dr. Boroson, a retired veterinarian and accomplished artist, carved the sculpture from a single piece of white marble that was quarried in Lee, Mass.  He created the piece to honor Parkinson’s researcher Scott J. Sherman, MD, PhD, UA associate professor of neurology, who will be present for the dedication at 3:30 p.m.
 
Following is the text from the plaque that will accompany the sculpture:
 
Excalibur
 
Depicting the legendary sword in the stone, Excalibur is a gift from Dr. Elihu and Sarah Boroson to honor Dr. Scott Sherman, his efforts to increase the quality of life for Parkinson’s patients, and his ongoing work to understand the disease and find a cure.
 
Elihu – a veterinarian, sculptor, potter, painter, woodworker, glassworker, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather – carved the sculpture from a single piece of white marble, quarried in Lee, Massachusetts.