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Maine Maritime Academy to Host Exhibition of Wood Carvings by Gordon Bok

Opening Reception Planned for Sunday, February 2 

CASTINE, Maine—Folk musician and wood carver Gordon Bok has generously donated representative works from his collection of carvings to Maine Maritime Academy for a year-long exhibit at the Harold Alfond Student Center. An opening reception will be held Sunday, February 2 from 4 – 6 pm 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.  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, please visit

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 18 degree programs in engineering, management, science and transportation. For more information, visit 

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