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Belleville police get sculpture to decorate their new home

Belleville Police’s year-old headquarters got some decoration on Monday. The Art on the Square’s Sculpture in the City program donated a kinetic sculpture by artist Andrew Carson after officers showed interest in it while patrolling the art fair in May.
Belleville Police’s year-old headquarters got some decoration on Monday. The Art on the Square’s Sculpture in the City program donated a kinetic sculpture by artist Andrew Carson after officers showed interest in it while patrolling the art fair in May. snagy@bnd.com

Belleville police saw something, someone else said something, and on Monday morning they got something.

Andrew Carson’s kinetic sculptures have been popular at the annual Art on the Square art fair, with their colorful glass whirligigs atop stainless steel bases. Belleville has one at Bicentennial Park and another at Bellevue Park.

“This year, Andrew chose to place one of his sculptures on the island in front of the court house during the fair and it attracted a lot of attention. A number of the Belleville police officers that were patrolling Art on the Square commented on how much they liked his work and this piece in particular,” said DeDe Farquhar, director of Art on the Square’s Sculpture in the City program.

The program bought the sculpture after the art fair in May and on Monday it was installed in front of the new Belleville police station at 720 W. Main St.

The Sculpture in the City program places art in public spaces around Belleville. There are currently more than 40 sculptures at parks, schools and public buildings as a result of the program.

Belleville police moved into their new headquarters a year ago.

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