SPECIAL EVENT at THE BEAR CAFE: DICK BOAK
Saturday, October 28, 1:00pm
Bear Cafe Gazebo, 295 Tinker Street / Rte. 212, Bearsville, NY See Map
The 40 Year Intersection of Martin Guitars & Dick Boak
Dick Boak, C. F. Martin's Archivist and public persona for more than 40 years, will talk about how he was able to transition from a vagabond hippie illustrator, musician and geodesic dome-building luthier woodworker into a dumpster-diving art teacher and eventually an unlikely but highly-driven Martin employee.
After arriving at Martin as the new kid on the block, backed by and with the confidence and support of Chris Martin and his grandfather C. F. Martin III, Dick was given a long leash to consistently re-invent his job description from design draftsman to prototype maker to founder of the 1833 Shop and Woodworker’s Dream to heading up Martin’s Sawmill to running the Advertising Department to publishing the company’s long-running Sounding Board magazine. In the mid-1990s, Dick’s collaboration with Eric Clapton catalyzed Martin’s Artist Relations Department, yielding more than 100 significant Signature Model artist collaborations. After authoring four books and assisting Chris in the creation of Martin’s Museum, Dick settled into the vast organization of The Martin Archives. With a vibrant visual presentation and his trademark humorous delivery, Dick will touch upon all of these fascinating life-transitions and more!