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SHU Dedicates New Sculpture “Chaos Getaria”

Siena Heights University acquired a monumental piece of artwork this spring by internationally celebrated sculptor Jedd Novatt and conducted a special dedication ceremony April 18 on the Adrian campus.

The 18-foot stainless steel sculpture entitled “Chaos Getaria,” was completed in 2014 at Novatt’s studio in the Basque region of Spain. Novatt lives in Paris and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. His work has been shown in museums and galleries around the world, and is part of numerous private and public international collections.

Novatt’s work has also been included in five of the highly prestigious exhibitions with Sotheby’s at Chatsworth House in the United Kingdom—the annual exhibition of monumental work by the world’s leading sculptors.

The artist attended the installation which occurred between the Verheyden Performing Arts Center and Studio Angelico on campus. A special base was constructed for the piece, and includes customized landscaping and lighting. A reception followed the ceremony in the McLaughlin University Center.

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