St. Charles to dedicate Volunteer Plaza, sculpture on Sunday
The city of St. Charles will dedicate Volunteer Plaza and the commemorative sculpture "Reflections" on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 3 p.m.
The effort was led by Volunteer Plaza Community Committee Chair Dr. C. Alfred Patten. The purpose was to have a piece of public art in the city that honors volunteerism, as exemplified by Max and Doris Hunt, longtime residents and tireless contributors to the St. Charles community. The Hunt family's vision was to have a work of art that captured their spirit.
The project was also made possible by the efforts of the St. Charles Arts Council, River Corridor Foundation, the city and the Downtown St. Charles Partnership.
Volunteer Plaza is redeveloped green space and a walkway near the St. Charles Municipal Building on Main Street.
The Reflections sculpture was created by local artist Guy Bellaver, who crafted the sculpture from highly polished stainless steel to allow viewers to look at the sculpture and see themselves reflected within the city.
Belaver serves on the St. Charles Visitors and Cultural Commission and the board of the St. Charles Arts Council and is chairman of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership's Public Art Committee.
St. Charles was named the No. 1 City for Families by Family Circle magazine in 2011, one of the "150 Great Places in Illinois" by American Institute of Architects Illinois and one of the "Top 10 Towns To Live In" by West Suburban Living Magazine.
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