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Athenaeum Symposia Continues March 21 as Patrick Beldio Speaks on "The Future of Art"

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Category: Features

Published: Mar 1 2012 5:17AM

Athenaeum Symposia Spring 2012 Speaker Series
Hosted by the Montgomery College-Germantown Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Division

Wednesday, March 21, 2012; 7 p.m.
Patrick Beldio, sculptor, philosopher, and teacher.
Patrick Beldio will draw on his diverse experience and achievements in the discussion: The Future of Art: Re-Enchantment in Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012; 7 p.m.
Frank Islam, entrepreneur, chairman and CEO of FI Investment Group, and author of Renewing the American Dream.
This Entrepreneur of the Year will discuss The Global Economy and Renewing the American Dream

For accommodations, please call 240-567-7767 or 240-567-6967; For questions, contact Joan Naake at 240-567-7746 or email:

About Our Speakers:
Patrick Beldio earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Norte Dame University and an MFA in Sculpture from The George Washington University. He also studied Sanskrit at Harvard University and is now working on a Doctor in Philosophy in Religion and Culture. Since 1993 Beldio has been working as a Professional Artist at Reunion Studios. He was a guest curator at Georgetown University for "Behold the New Humanity: Interfaith Expressions of Divine Love." Beldio has been commissioned to do a large gilded bronze sculpture of "The New Man"-for the city of Walnut Creek, CA (estimated completion, 2015).

Frank Islam has been recognized by Ernest and Young as the Entrepreneur of the Year. He is the author of Renewing the American Dream: A Citizen's Guide for Restoring Our Competitive Advantage. Islam earned his B.A. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science at the University of Colorado. He founded QSS, an information technology group, which was recently bought by Ross-Perot's Perot Systems for over $250 million. Islam serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Maryland Governor's International Advisory Council.

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