Maine Maritime Museum To Exhibit The Artworks Of Sonja Weber Gilkey

Top Quote Sonja Weber Gilkey is a Dutch born artist in the Unites States focused on the fragile nature and beauty of the environment and society. Weber Gilkey received a special prize from the American Folk Art Museum in New York and brings her collection entitled SEA LIVES to the historic Maine Maritime Museum. End Quote
  • Portland-South Portland, ME (1888PressRelease) September 06, 2012 - SEA LIVES: THE ARTWORKS OF MAINE ARTIST SONJA WEBER GILKEY

    Artist Sonja Weber Gilkey to exhibit at the Maine Maritime Museum
    The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine ( ) will feature the artworks of Sonja Weber Gilkey from September 7 to October 21, 2012. The exhibit, entitled SEA LIVES, explores the intertwined nature of the ocean inspired sculptural art works of Sonja Weber Gilkey. Sea Lives conveys both the changing nature and importance of the oceans in our lives through the vehicle of sculpture.
    Sonja Weber Gilkey is a visual artist born in The Netherlands who derives most of her inspiration and materials from the sea. Her work is tactile and moving.

    My rope sculptures are each manifestations of our infinity on earth. Rope is universal and used in all aspects of life. It is essential for infinity, life, death, and rebirth. The interwoven pattern of the rope can be seen as symbolic of the DNA strands that make up all of life. The results of these patterns are rope sculptures that represent a unique Universe. A Universe that is full of life.
    - Sonja Weber Gilkey

    There is a tangible connectivity demonstrated in Sonja's work. Everything is linked. And there is a message - let's preserve what we still have. The exhibit will feature the celebrated Fishermen's Crosses and select large scale works including Les Ames En Route which received a special prize from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

    In Maine, Sonja is surrounded by the deep power of the sea, activities of the lobster men, their boats, crates, the sound of the fog horns and the eddies of water that go by her wooden cottage. She is called to the ocean, a beautiful and fragile environment increasingly impacted by humans. For over 50 years, Sonja Weber Gilkey has been closely intertwined with the people and nature of Maine. Her life and art is profoundly influenced by the stories of lives working at sea and the life and beauty of Maine.

    For more information about Sonja Weber Gilkey, please visit

    For more information about the Maine Maritime Museum, please visit

    Sea Lives will exhibit from September 7 to October 21 2012
    Opening reception at 5pm on September 7, 2012

    The Maine Maritime Museum is located at 243 Washington Street, Bath, Maine 04530

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