New Germany State Park to Feature The Art of Blacksmithing
Local metal sculptor and blacksmith, Kenny Braitman, will be hosting The Art of Blacksmithing at New Germany State Park on Saturday, May 28, 2016. This unique program will include hands-on demonstrations and instruction on the unique art of sculpting metal.
Braitman's metalwork has been featured in many shows throughout the region. He specializes in combining traditional blacksmithing techniques with contemporary design, often merging metals with glass, stone, and found objects. "Together they sometimes make a stronger statement than any of the elements individually," says Braitman. "Incorporating materials found in nature lends a soothing, comforting feel for me," he adds. Braitman is the owner of Carey Run Forge in Frostburg, Maryland.
The demonstration is free of charge, and will take place outside the New Germany Lake House from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.