“Marika: The Path of a Sculptor”
Presentations, Readings and Book Signing
The Seguin Public Library
Thursday, May 29
Presentation by Marika:
Greetings to you and welcome to “The Path of a Sculptor”.
I want to thank Jackie Gross and the library staff for allowing us the use of the conference room and for publicizing this event. We deeply appreciate your kindness. Thank you Jackie.
It is not a coincidence that a book discussion about art and literature is taking place here where these two topics have always had a symbiotic relationship. A library is a rich source of inspiration. Our city has its roots in many facets of its history and our public library is a sparkling ribbon of life in our community. This institution is:
- A comforting place for the youth and adults to quench their thirst for knowledge,
- A witness of our evolution, and
- The cradle to our culture.
This book is the fruit of 16 years of experience and a source of shared inspiration in constant evolution. It symbolizes the power of working together with respect in a diverse community. It takes us on a journey: mine and yours. On Page 42 it stipulates:
- MY LIFE ripens by receiving nourishment from soils of many cultures. The sculpture “I Am What I Am” is the fruit of the changing seasons of my roots.
We wrote this book with the hope that it will fuel your personal growth and creativity. At this step of my journey, sculpture is an outlet for my creativity. What is yours?
Let us listen to Gretchen Stankey who will read one of the message contained in this book. Then, Whitney R. Bishoff who was inspired by The Beggar wrote a poem for the book and Lynn E. Pfullmann who gave flight to her creativity through writing and sculpting. She will read “What it felt like to sculpt”.
Please enjoy them while keeping in mind the next steps for your full potential. Thank you for your presence and I will be signing “The Path of a Sculptor” afterward.
Marika, Gretchen Stankey, Whitney Bischoff, Lynn Pfullmann