Mary Paul Barnaby is a photographer and a painter. Retiring from the Air Force, she finally settled down in Frederick, Maryland after a lifetime of travel and adventure. She has been taking pictures most of her adult life and feels complete with a camera in her hand. Photography has been her creative outlet for many years. In the past few years, she has used some of her photographs as the inspiration for her acrylic paintings and it has been interesting for her to discover that not everything in a photograph needs to be in a painting. Painting her photographs gives her a chance to edit her photos in a way she can’t do digitally. She feels that painting has made her a better photographer. Still the adventurer, Mary Paul has traveled to Africa, Europe and the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic photographers and hopes to venture to Antarctica. Her photographs document her travels abroad, as well as her backyard and local environments.
At Monocacy Forge, located near the banks of the Monocacy River, Artist/Blacksmith Stephen Dill crafts an eclectic mix of custom ironwork for homes, businesses, and public spaces. His hammer work is featured on a diverse array of items, from bottle openers to vases, while his larger designs include botanically inspired sculpture and ornamental yard décor. Stephen works primarily in steel but has experience in forging other metals such as titanium. Stephen is a member of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society where he, currently and in the past, demonstrates the Blacksmith craft, helps plan Fall Festivals, Spring art events, tourism outreach and repairs to the buildings. Stephen is a member of the Eastside Artists’ Gallery in Frederick, MD, Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA) and the Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland (BGCM).
First Saturday 1-7pm, Exhibit runs Nov 5-27, Gallery Hours 1-5 Sat & Sun throughout November.