Supporter Spotlight

Get to know some of The Maritime Aquarium's biggest supporters!

Max Coleman

Sometimes life comes full circle—and you end up in an unexpected but familiar place. Just ask Max Coleman, the street artist who created the giant mural on the Aquarium’s loading dock door. The mural complements our popular multi-media exhibit on climate change, "A Slug’s Life: Facing the Climate Endgame," that also features onyx and marble sculptures by Gar Waterman. 

Says Max, “As a child I was obsessed with the Maritime Aquarium. I called it “the shark center” and every weekend, I begged my mother to take me to see the sand tiger sharks. At about the same age I was introduced to Gar, who encouraged me to become an artist. I’m beyond happy at how life has unfolded.”

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Please note: additional images presented on this page are part of Max’s larger project called “Sun Lives Long” which uses public spaces to advertise the plight of (primarily marine) threatened species.

Sofia Daigle

This Girl Scout is only beginning to make the world a better place. To earn her Gold Award, the Girl Scouts’ highest honor for community service, Sofia Daigle, 16, recently wrote, illustrated and self-published a children’s book about the impact of plastic ocean pollution. Her inspiration? Learning about the ocean and marine life at the Marine Aquarium and participating in several education programs including a week-long trip to Alaska in 2018.

Now, she’s donating all proceeds from “Sadie Saves the Sea” to the Aquarium’s conservation efforts. “I loved the Aquarium as a kid,” she says. “It definitely sparked my interest in marine biology and environmental science, fields I may pursue in college.” Whatever Sofia ends up doing, we are confident that she will continue to drive meaningful change!

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