Originally published in Community News, January 30, 2014
MMA to host Gordon Bok exhibit
Folk musician and wood carver Gordon Bok has donated representative works from his collection of carvings to Maine Maritime Academy for a year-long exhibit at the Harold Alfond Student Center, the academy announced in a news release. An opening reception will be held Sunday, February 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. with music and remarks by Gordon Bok. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.
Folksinger Gordon Bok has been a woodworker for most of his life, having grown up with the local shipyard as his playground and place of learning. While not a boat builder, he has built a few small boats and repaired and maintained many larger ones. He has designed and built many tools and articles of furniture, houses and barns to his and others’ needs. His woodcarving was a natural extension of his woodworking, he says. His bas-relief carvings celebrate the people, boats and fisheries he grew up with around the coast of Maine. To learn more about Gordon Bok’s music and works of art, visit gordonbok.com.