The new film documentary “Forging Art” — to be screened Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Little Washington Theatre — takes a peek inside White Oak Forge in Huntly, where artist-blacksmith Nol Putnam employs centuries- old techniques to make art out of iron and steel.
Over four plus decades, Nol has bent metal into iconic pieces such as his trio of Gates for the Washington National Cathedral, whimsical indoor sculptures and colorful Poppies in honor of the Farriers who served in WWI, and more recently a stately private commissioned sculpture titled “Raven.”
Nol talks art, mythology and making metal move in the short documentary, a production of NCITV coowned by Rappahannock weekenders Tracy and Mathieu Mazza. A Q&A with Nol will follow the screening.
“Forging Art” will be shown Sunday, Nov. 11.