Marika’s Exhibits

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.

The Goddesses- mahogany

Location: Department of Psychiatry, Room 710L-1, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229

Telephone: 210.567.5475

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.

The Thinker- bronze

 

Location: Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Telephone: 361.698.1216

Website: www.delmar.edu/art/show.html

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.

Ann and Mary- Bronze

 

Location: Diocese of Austin, Religious Art Gallery, Pastoral Center, 6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78723

Directions: http://www.austindiocese.org/directions.php

Telephone: 512.476.4888

Website: http://www.austindiocese.org

St. Brigid’s Cross- Chapel of the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center

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.

 

Cross of St. Brigid

Commissioned by: Rev. Jeremy Roy

Designed and Created by artist: Marika Bordes

Assisted by: Col. Joe Saenz, USAF, Ret. and Howard Crunk

 

Cross of St. Brigid- detail

 

The Cross for The Road to Emmaus First Installment

The road that leads us to this particular cross begins with Bob, Ryan and Dan  traveling the backroads for Texas Country Reporter.  One day they pay a visit to Marika’s studio in Seguin.  From this interview they create and broadcast to a viewership of 1.4 million an Emmy award winning segment, “Carousel of Life.”   On a Sunday morning in Lubbock, as Terri and Carlos prepare for church they see and hear a sculptor from Haiti describing her passion for creating wood sculptures.  Marika’s sculptures and her words resonate with the couple.

Terri tells her husband that if she receives the call to lead a “Walk to Emmaus” retreat, she will ask Marika to sculpt a cross for the event.  Before receiving the call, Terri visits Marika in Seguin.  She asks her to make a cross for the “Walk to Emmaus”  explaining it is a retreat to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians.  The cross plays an integral part in retreat ceremonies and rituals.  As a lay leader, she is responsible for providing a cross.

Not long after, Marika hears the good news from Terri; she is Lay Director for the Women’s Emmaus Walk.

With ideas from Terri, Marika prepares two concept drawings.  One is a hand holding the cross; the other is a hooded figure holding the cross.  In both cases, the cross is removable from the figure holding it.

Terri decides on the hooded figure.

Emmaus Cross Drawing 1 Hand

Emmaus Cross Drawing 2 Hooded Figure

The second installment will include photos of the first cuts to make the hooded figure.