Inside Newsday by Karen Hasby May 1983
Newsday is the leading news source of the borough of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island New York. The thought of an interview at their Big Office in Melville was intimidating. Paula Shengold, the sponsor of my very first art exhibit at Gallery 333, gave me some terrific advice. “Enjoy this experience. Have fun!”
Karen Hasby did the pre-interview while applying her make-up. Her casual approach put me at ease. It was actually thrilling to discuss my art and have it displayed on TV. Some of the early lithographs and collage works are not even on my web site gallery. “The Sylvan Sage” woodcut from my Classic Period can be viewed on the web interview: Celestopea Times .com CelestopeaTimes.com
Karen Hasby Interviewing Bobbi
She was fascinated with my move from classical subjects to manhole covers and grates. Ms.Hasby’s off camera comment: “You look more like a PTA President than an artist,” caused me to create a wardrobe of “Manhole Cover Fashions” for special art events. Friends and relatives congratulated me on the TV interview. But the response from our twelve-year daughter, “My Mother the Artist” was the most heart-warming of all.