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

Saturday, January 7th, 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

www.thehistorycenter.org

Bobbi Mastrangelo Featured in October Manhole Madness

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

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Michelle contacted me in September 2016, for permission to be included in her upcoming “October Manhole Madness” Blog Project. Would I say OK? Are you kidding? Her topic is a Manhole Artist’s Dream. I wondered how she would cover the topic for a total of 31 days! Well, I have been amazed and dazed by the variety and the artistry in all of her presentations.

On October 23, 2016 Michelle Ward introduced me on her blog:”Cover Girl”Bobbi Mastrangelo: http://michelleward.typepad.com/michelleward/2016/10/cover-girl-bobbi-mastrangelo.html.She covered many aspects of my art world and artistry including: art post cards, sculpture relief works and how they are created, embossed metal pieces, giclee prints and fiber art.

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Here is a quote from Michelle Ward’s Blog: “Bobbi Mastrangelo is a mixed media artist like us – creating with several mediums in many sizes. Bobbi makes one-of-a-kind sculptures, with a long list of distinguished collectors, and she creates affordable prints and reliefs too. Incorporating paper casting, printmaking, sculpture, and paint – she is inventive, creative, and an environmental activist.

Her career began as an elementary school teacher, but she eventually found her way to art-making and has been at it for thirty-seven years. Bobbi’s site is very extensive and there is a lot to see. Visit her site and her blog at www.BobbiMastrangelo.com.”

PS  Michelle Ward invites you to visit the whole month of October Manhole Madness. She and all the artists presented would welcome your comments. You just may catch the bug and be “Mad about Manhole Covers” in all forms!


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