• The Main Street Gallery in Cambridge is delighted to present their summer show, "Nature by Metal"  with guest artist, Gary Schuler. The show will feature a variety of wild creatures such as a flock of flying geese, foxes, herons and and a variety of other animals all created by the artist from various kinds of metal. 

    Gary, who lives and works in Cambridge, uses different types of metals such as copper, steel, stainless steel and specialized finishes to create the wide variety of creatures you might encounter while wandering on the the Eastern Shore. The artist says that "Living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland has given me a great appreciation of nature and the natural habitats of wildlife that I enjoy capturing in my metal art".

    Gary, who will be showing his art among the gallery's nine member artists, says he prefers projects with intricate details and designs that challenge him to achieve the sense of realism he's after in his work. He uses a variety of tools and techniques to create his 3D geese in flight, a full size 3D shark and bird tree spikes among various other wildlife pieces. His art is well suited for both indoor and outdoor spaces, he says.  Some of his creatures which include rockfish, crabs and deer are as large as 4' x 4'. Many were commissions and have found new homes on barns, sheds and pole buildings.

    Gary, who retired to Cambridge from Pennsylvania, is not new to metal working. He has 40 years experience working in aerospace manufacturing and engineering as a journeyman machinist, a certified welder, a manufacturing engineer and a plant manager. He has combined all the aspects of his professional career into his current metal art. "Many of the aerospace projects I worked on were like art unto themselves" he says.  

    Nature by Metal will open on Friday, July 5 and run through Sunday, September 1. There will be two artist's receptions on Second Saturdays, July 13 and August 10 and Gary will give a brief artist talk at the July reception. Both receptions are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

    Main Street Gallery is located at 518 Poplar St. in Cambridge, and is part of the vibrant Arts and Entertainment District. Gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays from 11-5. The gallery requests that children under 18 be accompanied by an adult.

    Main Street Gallery is currently reviewing work from prospective members and guest artists. Please contact MSG through its website @mainstgallery.net or by phoning 410-330-4659 if interested.