July 11th, 2014
Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Manhole Art exhibited with Eight Winners of Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursdays at the Mayor’s Gallery from June 14 – September 19, 2014. See Relief Works below:
“When?” Fiber Art Relief: 31” x 23” x 3” Here is the story of its creation: http://www.bobbimastrangelo.com/story/When.php
” Inside 52GA-R” relief 26″ x 15″ x 6″ “Best of Show” for “Inside/Out Exhibit” 5/1/14
“Gaz” (based on Antibes, France scene ) Relief: 21″ x 16″ x 3″
Here is some background information about the creation of “Inside 52GA-R:” Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » “Inside/Out” Mastrangelo exhibits Three “Grate Works” at Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursday: 6-9 P.M. May 1, 2014
“Three Sewers” (A Stickball Tribute) relief: 34″ x 30″ x 4″
Learn all about Stick Ball here: Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » Three Sewers = A Home Run in Stickball
“City of Orlando” (Based on the brick road in Loch Haven Park at the Orlando Museum of Art) sculpture relief: 48″ x 31″ x 3″
Nine “Best of the Best” artists will be exhibiting their art at The Mayor’s Gallery, 3rd Floor at Orlando City Hall from June 14- September 19, 2014. The Mayors’ Gallery is open Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Orlando City Hall is located at 400 S. Orange Avenue in Orlando Florida. See the Winning artists in this blog: http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=4197
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July 9th, 2014
Three Sewers (Stickball Tribute)
Mastrangelo’s sculpture relief 34″ x 30 ” x 4″
ABOUT STICKBALL: Stickball was a game that turned the landscape of the city street into an asphalt field of dreams for kids who wanted to play baseball nearby. An old broom handle morphed into a bat, manhole covers and car tires became the bases and a pink rubber ball called a SPAULDINE, replaced the hard ball so that the windows of cars and apartments weren’t broken in the process.
Stickball lovers talk about “Three Sewer Hitters” who were the really big hitters. Manhole covers were about 90 feet apart. Car Tires served as first base and third base. The three sewer positions were home base, second base and the outfield limit. So a batter hitting past the third sewer was a “Home Run Hitter!” Can you just picture the intensity and enthusiasm of the kids who were in charge of their own entertainment and exercise in this simple version of Baseball.