Reception Feb. 2

Bok carvings at Maine Maritime

Jan 28, 2014
Bas-relief woodcarvings by Gordon Bok of Camden will be on view for a year at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.

Castine — Folk musician and wood carver Gordon Bok of Camden has donated representative works from his collection of carvings to Maine Maritime Academy for a yearlong exhibit at the Harold Alfond Student Center, off Pleasant Street.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. with music and remarks by Bok. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

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. Bok’s bas-relief carvings celebrate the people, boats and fisheries he grew up with around the coast of Maine. To learn more about Bok’s music and works of art, 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

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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