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Sculptor Guy J. Bellaver receives commission from St. Vincent College

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Elizabeth Bellaver

Saint Charles, IL, January 30, 2013 -- St. Vincent College and sculptor Guy J. Bellaver began a conversation about a sculpture commission for the Herman and Sis Dupré Science Pavilion

as a result of Bellaver's retrospective exhibition at the College entitled - The Creative Thread -- From Fibonacci to Fermi. Says Bellaver, "I have always been fascinated by the relationship of positive to negative space -- the energy of their interaction, and my art. In fact, the relationship of art to the STEM disciplines has informed my artwork since my first, extremely geometric stone sculptures. I'm delighted to have been given the opportunity to develop this sculpture for St. Vincent."

Bellaver expects to have the sculpture completed by March, 2013, so that it will be sited for the official dedication of the building.

More information about Sculpture/Guy J. Bellaver and St. Vincent College may be found on their web sites -- http://bellaverstudios.com/ and StVincent.edu

About Guy J. Bellaver and Sculpture:

Mr. Bellaver is a sculptor whose works span many media, including stone, wood, metal and mixed media. His monumental works include major public art and liturgical projects in Geneva, Elgin, and St. Charles, IL, Latrobe, PA, and Boston, MA. Mr. Bellaver's sculptures appear in the Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Museum, Crandon, WI, Armstrong County, Kittanning, PA, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL, Kane County Campbell House, Geneva, IL, Heritage Center, St. Charles, IL, Forbes Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, Graphite Sales, Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH, H.J. Heinz International Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA, Property Investment Company, Indianapolis, IN, and St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, among others. His work is in private collections around the country. Mr. Bellaver is represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek [Door County],WI. Mr. Bellaver's entire portfolio may be seen on his web site - BellaverStudios.com.

After his discharge from the U.S. Army, Mr. Bellaver earned a B.A. in Economics from St. Vincent College. He has worked as a sculptor full time since 1975. Mr. Bellaver has taken masters credit classes in art at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, and NIU, as well as The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. He is a member of CSI and ISC and sits on the Boards of the St. Charles Visitors and Cultural Commission and the St. Charles Arts Council. Mr. Bellaver is a past President of the St. Charles Rotary Club and Foundation and Chairman of the DSCP's Public Art Committee.

About St. Vincent College:

Founded in 1846, Saint Vincent College is the first Benedictine college in the United States. Our community is grounded in the teachings of Saint Benedict, who in the sixth century established his rule, a way for people to live, learn and serve God as part of a community. More than 1,500 years later, members of the Saint Vincent community still live according to The Rule. The Saint Vincent experience integrates a broad liberal arts education with an emphasis on critical thinking skills, learning in community, spiritual development and service, preparing you not only for a successful career, but also for a meaningful life.

Sculpture is a Registered and Verified Veteran Owned Small Business.

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