Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Plastics Under Cover,” “Grate Works of Art” on exhibit at Orlando History Center Jan. 4 – April 23, 2017

“Plastics Under Cover” “Grate Works of Art” my current exhibit has “Un Covered” new and exciting challenges. In a regular museum or gallery, labels only present a few details like the title and size of an art work.

But a History Museum, like Orlando’s Orange County Regional History Center, wants to “Un Cover” all the details. so many of the pieces are accompanied by text and photos showing the creation process.

City of Orlando and the Square Route of Water

“City of Orlando”  its creation details and “The Square Route of Water”

So many transactions, e-mails and phone calls were involved in providing details about the art, that I was able to meet and appreciate the talented staff at OCRHC: Pam Schwartz, Curator of Exhibitions, Emilie Arnold, her Assistant and Whitney Broadaway, Collections Registrar.

"Water Works" Being Installed by Whitney Broadaway

“Water Works” Being Installed by Whitney Broadaway

Here is a communication from Emilie Arnold in March of 2016: “Right now, we’re tentatively planning an environmentally-focused local art exhibit to coincide with “Plastics Unwrapped.” This is a traveling exhibit out of the Burke Museum in Seattle that discusses the history and application of plastic materials and also their impacts on the environment.

“Plastics Unwrapped” runs from February 4 – April 23, 2017, so it’s still a year away, but we believe your work may fit in, and we really love that you have at least a few possible Orlando-focused works in hand.

We enjoyed watching “City of Orlando” highlighted in the UCF Artisode. Could you tell me more about “FDOT, Do Not Pollute” and “The City Beautiful”—even send photos if you have them?”


"Don't Go Soft on Terrorism," "FDOT", "Con Edison" (on the pedestal)

“Don’t Go Soft on Terrorism,” “FDOT,” “Con Edison” (on the pedestal)

"Grate Logo" by Cindy Merithew

“Grate Logo” by Cindy Merithew above Bobbi Mastrangelo’s bio

I enjoyed seeing my art at the History Center and experiencing the featured Visiting Exhibition: “Plastics Unwrapped” from Seattle’s Burke Museum at the opening on February 4, 2017.  If you get to see the exhibits, please share your comments.

Orange County Regional History Center Orlando FL

Orange County Regional History Center

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s”Plastics Under Cover” “Grate works of Art” January – April 23, 2017

“Plastics Unwrapped” Visiting Exhibition February 4, – April 23, 2017

Orange County Regional History Center

65 E. Central Blvd.

 Orlando FL 32801

Phone: 407-836-8500

7 Responses to “Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Plastics Under Cover,” “Grate Works of Art” on exhibit at Orlando History Center Jan. 4 – April 23, 2017”

  1. Emilie Arnold Says:

    I understand from our volunteer coordinator that people continue to be incredibly impressed by your work. They find it so extraordinary, your ability to convincingly mimic metal and stone and masonry. (I think they would be even more impressed if they could lift them and realize what a featherweight each piece is, but I’m certainly not inviting anyone to do that!!)

    Warm regards and big hugs from all of us here at the History Center.

    Emilie S. Arnold
    Assistant Curator of Exhibitions
    Orange County Regional History Center

  2. Barbara Buschek Says:

    Congrats on being in the History Center. Hope to get there to see it.
    Barbara B.
    Solivita Artisans Guild

  3. Cindy Merithew Says:

    Dear Bobbi,

    Thank you so much for your kind words. I love the process of designing logos!

    The exhibit is beautiful and I am happy to have contributed the Intro Wall.

    Warm regards,

    Cindy Merithew
    Graphic Designer and Exhibits Coordinator

  4. Artist Judie Pufpaff Says:

    Congratulations on all of your exciting exhibits!!! Bless you for being so involved in the entire art world and your enthusiasm to share the opportunities.
    Love to you and Al,
    Your sister,

  5. Tony Mastrangelo Says:

    You should be very excited.
    Your brother-in-law,

  6. Angelo Mastrangelo Says:

    Bobbi…Congratulations what an honor! You are becoming world famous…

    Your brother-in-law

  7. Artist, Jennifer Myers Kirton Says:

    Congratulatons. So pleased to see how far you are going.
    Wish I could be there, but that 600 miles enters into it

    Jennifer Myers Kirton
    Who’s Who in American Art
    American Art Collector
    Kirton Gallery

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