Estela Monjo Boudreau
Born in Cordoba Argentina, I have lived in the USA for over 55 years. Soon after graduating from college in Argentina with an Early Education degree and a major in English, I got married and we moved to the USA where I began to create my own kindergarten giving birth to five children. Now I have 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren who continue to give me the kindergarten setting that I love.
My sculptures are at the Vatican in Pope Francis’ personal collection, Shalem Institute, Washington DC and in private collections in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Oregon, Louisiana, California, Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Virginia, Utah, Alberta Canada and Argentina.
My virtual gallery displays my sculpture portfolio at www.galeriamariposa.net. My studios are in Saint Clair Shores, MI and in Metamora MI on the grounds of Windrise Retreat Center which has a permanent collection of my indoor and garden piece sculptures. My sculpting Retreats are held at Windrise.
Since I founded Windrise Retreat Center 30 years ago, I have hosted retreats in an ecumenical setting with my husband Greg. I am a lover of nature and walk outdoors daily. My passions are meditation, healthy living, conscious eating and cooking, creating flower gardens, wild bird watching and reading non-fiction.
My postgraduate education was at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Washington DC where I earned degrees in Spiritual Direction, and Contemplative Prayer Groups Formation. My sculpting training was private lessons and mentoring from a local sculptor for 20 years, supplemented by classes at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.
- The Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors
- Women’s’ Caucus of the Arts
- Michigan Sculptors’ Guild
- International Biennale Artist
- Fine Art Society of Detroit
- National Portrait Society
College of Creative studies, Detroit MI.
Bachelor's in Education, Escolapias College, Córdoba, Argentina
Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Washington, DC
Degree in Spiritual Counselling
Degree in Spiritual Group Formation and Leadership
Estela Monjo (Boudreau)
3630 Thornville RD, Metamora, MI 48455
Cell: 313- 407- 0953
Web site: www.galeriamariposa.net