The Cry of Liberty

The Cry of Liberty is Marika’s newest sculpture.  She began the sandalwood sculpture in Haiti many years ago and worked on it from time-to-time in a deliberate manner.  The cry is against the slaveries that we and others impose on us.  Bob Phillips and Texas Country Reporter featured the sculpture in the segment Marika Bordes: The Carousel of Life.  The sculpture did take the trip to the 16th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie, TX.  The sculpture is currently on exhibit at Gallery Nord until January 12, 2012.

The Gallery Nord 

11.11.11 Exhibit: An Auspicious Date

Gallery Hours Wednesday – Saturday

Noon to 5:00

2009 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, TX


Gallery Nord Website:

Texas Country Reporter Festival

This past weekend, Marika participated in the 16th Annual Texas Country Reporter Festival in Waxahachie, TX.  The weather was fantastic as were the many people who attended.  This year for the first time,  the TCR Festival and CBS 11 Dallas decided to present awards to the vendors.  There were approximately 250 vendors but only 5 awards.  Marika was one of the fortunate 5.  She received the “Crafty Artist” Award.

Below are a few photos from the event including one of Bob Phillips.


Texas Country Reporter


Since 1972 Bob Phillips has traveled the backroads and told the stories of real Texans – ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Texas Country Reporter celebrates the history, emotion and beauty that make Texas and Texans so unique.

Recently, Texas Country Reporter interviewed Seguin sculptor and Main Street Advisory Board Member Marika Bordes.  Bob Phillips and his team came to Seguin to meet with Marika and to visit her studio and gallery.  Team members also took the opportunity to film her exhibit at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin.  The segment will air the weekend of May 15 & 16.

One can view the show on:


KTBU 55 Houston, 4:30 pm SUN

KTXA 21 Dallas/Ft. Worth IND 10:00 am SUN

KEYE 42 Austin, CBS 10:00 am SUN

KVIA 7 El Paso/Las Cruces, ABC 5:30 am SAT

KENS 5 San Antonio, CBS 9:30 am SUN

To find showtimes for other cities in Texas please visit