Artist Uses Fiberglass to Create Sculptures

Prairie Song.QFibre Glast customer and artist Guy J. Bellaver is a sculptor whose works span many media, including stone, wood, metal, fiberglass 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 “Prairie Song.Q” (left), a painted fiberglass and steel rod sculpture, was recently at the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. In an exhibit partnership with Chicago Sculpture International, Bellaver’s piece was a displayed along Orleans Street and was featured on ABC7’s local news website:

View Guy J. Bellaver’s complete series of fiberglass sculptures

About The Artist
Mr. Bellaver’s sculptures appear in the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls, SD, Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD, Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Museum, Crandon, WI, Armstrong County, Kittanning, PA, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL, St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles, IL, Forbes Health System, Pittsburgh, PA, Graphite Sales, Inc., Chagrin Falls, OH, H.J. Heinz Corporation’s International Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA, Hiram College, Hiram, OH, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, Property Investment Company, Indianapolis, IN, and St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, among others. His work is in private collections around the country.
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 Museum of Art 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.

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1 Constantine { 11.27.17 at 11:26 pm }

I want to create a sculpture of a cowboy out of fiberglass on planning to use styrofoam as a corn but we’re like the outer shell to be fiberglass do you have any advice

2 Adam Smith { 12.26.17 at 1:31 pm }

Our advice would be to be cautious after you have sculpted your core when applying resin. Polyester and Vinylester resins will melt styrofoam. We recommend the use of our Duratec StyroShield Primer to coat and protect your styrofoam. From there we would recommend our 77 Polyester Molding Resin and the Fiberglass of your choosing.

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