Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Florida Citrus 467-1” Makes History

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Florida Citrus 467-1 deeded to Orange County Regional History Center

“Florida Citrus 467-1” deeded to Orange County Regional History Center of Orlando Florida

On May 3, 2017, my mixed media sculpture went to its new home at Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando Florida. Now “Florida Citrus 467-1” has additional numbers.  Its Official Accession Number is #2017.016.

Many of my creations have interesting stories of the challenges I encountered.  Our Florida Artists’ Registry Members were invited to exhibit at Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday. I took the exhibit title “Florida Grown” literally. It had to have ORANGES.  It had to relate to the growing processing production: suggesting or incorporating seeds, dirt,  sun and water. 

Styrofoam into Oranges

Do they Look Like Real Oranges?

Do they Look Like Real Oranges?

 

 

 

 

 

The “Sunlight” behind the Water Cover was a Fluorescent Bulb with a plug in cord. Location of an outlet dictated my sculpture’s placement at the Florida Grown Exhibit. So my little sculpture was dwarfed on a panel centered between two giant abstract canvases by the same artist.  To top it off, I don’t think there was another artist who addressed the theme of Florida Grown, except that the art works were “Grown in Florida.”  The placement of “Florida Citrus 467-1”  was So Disappointing.

"Florida Citrus 467-1" is out of place..wrong space.

“Florida Citrus 467-1” is out of place..wrong space.

My “Florida Citrus 467-1” received special attention at The Mills Pond House Members Exhibition in St. James NY. Alison Cruz displayed it on a sculpture stand so it was the focus of the room. I am still very fond of the Smithtown Township Arts Council where I showed some of  my earliest works.

In one  return shipment, the Fluorescent Bulb was smashed. The damaged corded light fixture was removed.  A battery operated LED Fixture replaced it, which is now operated by remote.  This offered a bright solution for placing the sculpture in future exhibitions.

 

Florida Citrus on exhibit at Orlando's History Center

Florida Citrus 467-1  on Exhibit at Orlando’s History Center with an Ideal Placement.  It was an honor to exhibit at the History Center. The staff is amazing and the museum itself is a Treasure.

 

Whitney Broadaway, Bobbi Mastrangelo and Pam Schwartz at The History Center

Whitney Broadaway, Bobbi Mastrangelo and Pam Schwartz at The History Center. 

 

 

 

 

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Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Da Gracias Por Agua” at Hispanic Heritage Exhibition in Orange County Regional History Center: Sept 3 – October 30th, 2016

Monday, August 1st, 2016
Bobbi Mastrangelo with her Triptych: "Da Gracias Por Agua"

Bobbi Mastrangelo with her Triptych: “Da Gracias Por Agua”

Bobbi Mastrangelo is delighted to have her art chosen for the 2016 Exhibition

sponsored by The Hispanic Heritage Committee of Greater Orange County.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration Exhibit 

Orange County Regional History Center

65 E. Central Blvd. in downtown Orlando

Sept. 3 through Oct. 30, 2016

Reception: September 16, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Phone: 407-836-8500

www.thehistorycenter.org

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Each year, Orange County and the nation observe Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week and was expanded in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan to the 30-day period from September 15 to October 15.

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The date of September 15 was chosen because it’s the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18, respectively. October 12, celebrated as Columbus Day or El Día de la Raza, also falls within Hispanic Heritage Month.

Agua Sagrada Cirlcle     Agua Elemento      Agua Aztec Pictured are Water Cover details from the three sculpture relief works.

More “Grate News”  Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Triptych: “Dar Gracias Por Agua” was also chosen as an Award of Excellence Winner:  Celebrating Healing Arts on Manhattan Arts 2016.  Scroll down: http://www.manhattanarts.com/hpa-2/

You can see the individual Art Pieces, read the details of Bobbi’s research into Mexican and Aztec Art, her connection to the Poet, Jorge Argueta and the influence of Masaru Emoto concerning Water Appreciation on her blog:  http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/mastrangelos-scintillating-sculptures-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo-2016/

 


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