Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Sculpture “Seattle Tribute to Betsy Best”

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Florida Sculptors Guild

“The Best of FSG” at Casselberry Art House

The Florida Sculptors Guild exhibit runs from Oct 9 th- Oct. 26th

Here is Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Artist Statement: “Seattle Tribute” features a rough carved texture of colorful waves, swimming gals and fish. On a lowly sewer cover, “The Circle of Life” evokes a Prayer for Protection.

"Seattle Tribute" sculpture relief 32" diameter by Bobbi Mastrangelo

“Seattle Tribute” sculpture relief 32″ diameter by Bobbi Mastrangelo

The original gray iron sewer cover, “Water Ring,” was designed by Puget Sound-based artist Betsy Best-Spadaro in 2001.  It depicts women, fish, orcas and a whale swimming in a circle around the central legend of “Sewer.” (Despite the idyllic depiction on this hatchcover, Seattle Public Utilities urges waymarkers not to attempt swimming in the city sewers. You will almost certainly be disappointed.)

In October of 2017, Bobbi was able to connect with the artist who is the original designer of the Seattle Hatch Cover, Besty Best -Spadaro. Her unique art can be viewed here:Betsy Best

Seattle Tribute by Bobbi Mastrangelo (side view 6" depth)

Seattle Tribute by Bobbi Mastrangelo (side view 6″ depth)

Helen Anne Gately, Bobbi’s Seattle friend sent rubbings and photos of the original gray iron cover located on N 34th Street and Phinney Avenue to aid in her creation. Mastrangelo hand carved every detail in polystyrene builders’ foam. Bobbi’s environmental focus on water protection and conservation influenced her color palate of blues, greens, gold and silver.

Florida Sculptor Guild Exhibiting Members:

Dan Beard, Denisse Berlingeri, Cheryl Bogdanowitch, David Cumbie,

Marla E,  Catherine Farrar, Arlene Friberg-Vivaldi, Iwaona Lys-Dobradin,

Bobbi Mastrangelo, Vicki Nanos, Bill Oatway, Suzanne Oberholtzer,

Jene Omens, Katty Smith, Susan Sturm-Menand, Woody Whitchurch,

Amy Wieck and Byron Walker.

A FREE opening reception will be held from 

6 – 8 p.m., Saturday, October 21st. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

                If you get to see the exhibit, please comment on my blog. Thanks.

Casselberry Art House
127 Quail Pond Circle
Casselberry FL 32707

Monday – Friday 10:00 – 5:00

Phone: (407) 262-7700

Facebook (87) Casselberry Art House

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Grate Little Prints” at CityArts Factory Orlando September 21 – October 14, 2017

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s framed Giclee Prints are on exhibit in the Members Small Works Show of  ArtistsRegistry.com at CityArtsFactory. Bobbi’s framed prints relate to her theme of water covers and manhole covers.  The artist has personalized each one of her Giclee Prints by incorporating hand written quotes into the art.

Pioneer Water Adapter

“Pioneer Water Adapter” Enhanced Giclee 13″ x 16″ framed

“The way of the pioneer is always rough.” ~ Harvey S. Firestone.

Pioneer Water Adapter is based on a water valve cover of about 8″ in diameter.  Water Valve covers are often located on sidewalks or near fire hydrants.

"Con Edison Cables" Enhanced Giclee, 16" x 13" Framed

“Con Edison Cables” Enhanced Giclee, 16″ x 13″ Framed

“Con Edison’s 94,000 miles of cable could wrap the Earth 3.7 times.”

Details of Con Edison Electric Manhole Covers are featured in several of the Bobbi’s giclee prints.

"Complex con Edison," Enhanced Giclee 16" x 13" Framed

“Complex Con Edison,” Enhanced Giclee 16″ x 13″ Framed

“Con Edison operates one of the most                                                                                                            complex electrical systems in the world.”

The Giclee Prints were produced at Lisa Langer’s “Pencil in the River Studio” in Tonawanda NY.  High quality digital images of Bobbi’s original embossed prints on hand made paper were printed on Somerset Water Color Paper, signed and numbered. Learn more about Langer’s printing services on her website:  Pencil in the River Studio – Service

The three signed prints are double matted in handsome goldtone frames, available for only $125 @.  Peruse the  entire selection of Bobbi Mastrangelo’s unframed Giclee Prints here: Bobbi Mastrangelo-Grate Little Giclees

 CityArts Factory is located at 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando FL. 32801.  Phone:(407) 648-7060  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM


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