This installment shows the sculpture part way through the sanding process.
On the Road with Marika’s Sculptures
San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi
January 07, 2011 to June 6, 2011
University of Texas Health Science Center
Opening Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011
Closing Date: Friday, June 10, 2011
Description: The Department of Psychiatry of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio selects and exhibits art from San Antonio area artists. On display is Marika’s 8-foot tall mahogany sculpture, The Goddesses.
Location: Department of Psychiatry, Room 710L-1, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229
February 18, 2011 to May 6, 2011
Del Mar College: 45th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show
Opening Reception: Friday, February 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Description: The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror. This year juror Professor John Vinklarek selected Marika’s The Thinker for the show.
Location: Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
February 21, 2011 to August 18, 2011
The 5th Exhibit of the Diocese of Austin Sacred Heart Gallery
Opening: Monday, February 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday evening, March 3
Description: The 5th exhibit of the Diocese of Austin Sacred Heart Gallery has religious art of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Many of the works of art are for sale. The Diocesan Fine Arts Council selected Marika’s Ann and Mary for the exhibit.
Location: Diocese of Austin, Religious Art Gallery, Pastoral Center, 6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78723
Marika has events at the newly restored Texas Theater, Texas Lutheran University’s Chapel of the Abiding Presence, Siempre Sustainable Network, and the Seguin ArtsFest.
Wednesday morning, from 10:00-10:20
The Chapel of the Abiding Presence, Texas Lutheran University
1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX
Marika’s chapel talk uses the 2011 Women’s History Month theme – Our History is our Strength.
Monday evening at 7:15
Mosaic Community Church
1201 West Court Street, Seguin, TX
Marika will discuss creativity and sustainability.
Saturday evening at 7:00
The Texas Theater
425 North Austin Street, Seguin, TX
Come and enjoy the restored Texas Theater. See sculptures in wood, ceramic, and metal by Marika and other members of the Seguin Sculptors Guild. Listen to poetry about sculptures and sculpting and let music serenade you as part of the evening’s entertainment.
Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:30
Art in the Park for Kids of All Ages
Central Park at the Court House
Austin and Court Streets, Seguin, TX
Marika and members of the Seguin Sculptors Guild will work with the “kids of all ages” on an art tapestry/quilt. The tapestry will represent the architectural beauty of downtown Seguin. Prior to ArtsFest a number of local artists will add their interpretation of Seguin architecture to the tapestry. The project for the kids of all ages will be to add accents and borders to the tapestry using a resin based material.
The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center chose St. Brigid’s Cross for the chapel feeling that any chaplain would do well to model their ministry after the life of St. Brigid. Much like St. Brigid, the chaplain often finds that the most sacred “chapel” is at the bedside of the sick and dying. In those holy moments it is always the chaplain’s desire to bring love, peace and comfort through prayer and faith. In the manner of St. Brigid, Chaplains often share God’s love by reaching out to the poor, to those in need and to those whose hearts are hurting.
Commissioned by: Rev. Jeremy Roy
Designed and Created by artist: Marika Bordes
Assisted by: Col. Joe Saenz, USAF, Ret. and Howard Crunk
Marika designed four greeting cards based on her sculptures. The box of 12 blank greeting cards and envelopes has three cards each of the sculptures below. The cards are available for $15.00 a box. For an additional $5.00, we can ship to your family and friends.
The following Seguin locations carry the greeting cards: The Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, 1215 East Court Street; Chiro Java, 114 South Austin Street; Seguin Heritage Museum, 114 North River Street; Hair Haus, 315 North Austin Street; Marika Sculptures through this blog.
Company gives university $75,000 to fund development of conceptual plans for facility
Posted: Sunday, February 6, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 3:18 pm, Sat Feb 5, 2011.
SEGUIN – AT&T recently awarded $75,000 to Texas Lutheran University to fund the development of conceptual plans for a new fine arts facility on the TLU campus.
The conceptual drawings will be presented to TLU regents at the board’s February meeting.
With a new fine arts facility in place, TLU will seek an increase in participation and enrollment for students interested in band, strings, choir, dramatic media and the visual arts.
“In recent years, the TLU fine arts program has grown to include nearly 25 percent of our student population – more than 300 students – and we have significantly outgrown our existing facilities,” said Nancy Hershfield, vice president development and alumni relations. “We appreciate AT&T’s continued support of our students and faculty, and we are excited about the opportunities we will have to expand and grow our outstanding fine arts program.”
“Many students already choose TLU based on its excellence in fine arts education,” said Laura Sanford, assistant vice president of AT&T. “New facilities will enable TLU to attract and retain additional students, further enrich arts instruction, enhance student life and increase the many ways in which TLU serves as an arts focal point for the greater Seguin-area community. This is essential to TLU and its continued educational and community leadership.”
Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities, promote academic and economic achievement and address community needs. In 2009, more than $155 million was contributed through corporate, employee and AT&T Foundation programs.
Currently, the TLU School of Music provides professional training to students who wish to pursue careers in music and music education. It also offers opportunities to students from all majors to enhance their musical education by electing to study music, either from among the academic offerings (music history, literature or theory) or performance (piano, organ, instrumental, voice, and vocal or instrumental ensembles).
Students gain performance opportunities through membership in the symphonic winds, concert band, choir and string ensemble.
A relatively new concept, dramatic media has been defined by the Kennedy Center in its publication “The National Standards for Arts Education” as a “means of telling stories by way of stage, film, television, radio, or computer discs.”
At TLU, that concept has been adapted to create a unique and dynamic program of instruction and production.
Intentionally developed as a hybrid of theater, film and new media training, the program explores storytelling by way of the stage or screen, through the fusion and study of text, performance, design and technology.
TLU’s Department of Visual Arts offers a program of training and experience in fine art supported by studies in the liberal arts. Students may specialize in drawing/painting, sculpture, ceramics and graphic arts, and typically have the opportunity to study abroad, jury local art shows and attend national art conferences and workshops.
Internships regularly become available within the community or a student may elect to intern in the art department as a shop tech in the ceramics, sculpture and printmaking labs, or in the campus art gallery.
Art students may also participate in the annual juried exhibition that is held in the Annetta Kraushaar Gallery in the Schuech Fine Arts Center or showcase their works in other venues throughout the community.
© Copyright 2011, Seguin Gazette Enterprise, Seguin, TX
This third installment shows the sculpture at the very early stages of sanding.