Ildikó Kalapács

This Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute SeattleLearning Center, I will have the distinct honor of speaking with and interviewing esteemed local sculptor and artist Ildikó Kalapács—and YOU’RE invited. Originally from Hungary, Ildikó now lives in Spokane, Washington. With a B.A. in studio art from Eastern Washington University, she has shown her various works in numerous exhibitions and delivered lectures within the USA and around the world from Portland to Budapest.

I have been working to share the stories of those who are positively influencing the world around them, and Ildikó is no exception. Her latest project, The Bearing Public Sculpture Project, is intended to celebrate the strength of women across the world.

This sculpture depicts a woman carrying a man, to represent the burden that war places on the human spirit. Dispossessed women carry the weight of family & spousal responsibilities; bearing the physical & emotional load of the aftermath of war.

This will be my first attempt at delivering a live, crowd-sourced interview. I hope to empower the audience to become active participants and more fully interact with our guests. If you’re not able to join us in person, we still have you covered. This interview will be streamed live over Google+ Hangouts On Air, allowing you to tune in on YouTube, Google+, or right here at michaelbmaine.com.

Use the Twitter hashtag #menrva to ask your questions leading up to and during the event. We’ll have a screen streaming the questions so Ildkikó can answer them in real time.

A little known fact about Ildikó is that she has been involved in Hungarian Folk Dancing since the beginning of the movement, dancing her way through life even in her formative years.

Bainbridge Graduate Institute's Seattle Learning Center located at 2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 310, Seattle, WA, 98121. If you are in the area, please join us. If not, tune in online.

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