Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Water Works Art on exhibit in Winter Garden FL~ Aug. 3 – Sept. 2, 2017

Monday, August 14th, 2017

“Go With the Flow,” sponsored by the Winter Garden Art Association opened August 3 rd and runs through Saturday, September 2 nd.

I Forgot to Breathe by Michelle Irizarry

“I Forgot to Breathe” by Michelle Irizarry

This exhibition displays artwork in a variety of media relating to water created by over 60 local artists including featured artist Michelle Irizarry. All artwork is for sale.

Bobbi Mastrangelo who is known for her manhole themed “Grate Works of Art” art also creates “Water Works” based on water covers of all sizes.

"Water? " by Bobbi Mastrangelo

“Water? ” collagraph 11″ x 14″ by Bobbi Mastrangelo

This embossed print on Bobbi’s handmade paper deals with our water supply. We the people are responsible for its conservation and protection.

"Three Waters" 11' x 14" Fiber Art by Bobbi Mastrangelo

“Three Waters” 11′ x 14″ Fiber Art by Bobbi Mastrangelo

Featured are cast paper replicas of two water valve covers, typically 6- 8″ in diameter and a hand hole cover which averages 4″ in diameter.

WGAA Logo

The Winter Garden Art Association hosts its marvelous SOBO Gallery with fascinating themed exhibits throughout the year.    http://wgart.org                                                                                                                                             Directions:  SOBO is located in the “Old Fire Station” at 127 South Boyd Street in Winter Garden FL 34787 – Less than 1 block from Centennial Plaza in Winter Garden’s Historic Downtown.

Hours Tues, Wed,  Thu, Fri, and Sat: 10am – 6pm Closed Sun, Mon, and Major Holidays.

#Mastrangelo’s Environmental Art #Earth Care: Part One (Earth Day is Every Day).

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s Art and Community Involvement focus on Caring for Our Planet Earth. This is the First Blog in a three part series on EARTH CARE.


"When the People Care"
“When the People Care”

Why would anyone want to incorporate litter into an art work? When Bobbi Mastrangelo began her manhole cover art theme, she used to sweep the litter off the manhole covers before taking photos or doing rubbings. Well, the truth is that adding litter called attention to the treatment of our streets and our Planet Earth. So she composed this poem and embossed it into her hand made paper.

By now, you probably know that Mastrangelo’s art theme is based on Manhole Covers, Water Covers, Grates and Drains. Not only does her art document the visual history of our streets, but it carries an Environmental Message as well: To Conserve and Protect Our Precious Resources.

She created a walk around assemblage: “People Start Pollution: People Can Stop It.”

People Start Pollution

People Start Pollution

Part One: Cigarette Butt Litter. Cigarette butts are being dumped from a car ash tray.

Cigarette butts are actually cellulose acetate, which is man made and doesn’t biodegrade. Light weight butts easily get caught up in runoff from storms. Tons of butts land in open spaces posing a health problem for birds and other wildlife for up to 12 years. The cumulative effect of these toxic chemicals can pollute water.

Medical Waste PollutionMedical Waste Pollution

Part Two: Simulated Medical Waste.

Mastrangelo used port wine and catsup to simulate the dried blood, but the waste looked so convincing that a mother pulled her son away from the assemblage, scolding:. “Don’t touch that! You will get a disease!” 

People Stop Pollution: Clean, Paint & Plant Part Three: People Can Stop Pollution. They will clean littered areas or better yet provide waste cans, paint and plant to improve environments. The Keep America Beautiful Symbol is displayed on the waste can. Water Valve Covers are incorporated in the bases of One and Three. 
Pollution Solution
"Water?"

“Water?”

Mastrangelo also expressed concerns with conserving water in her sculptures and works on hand made papers. Ten of her “Water Cover” works are featured on the website of WEAD (Women Environmental Artists Directory). Her “Grate works of Art” have been exhibited in many important venues from Water Authorities in NY State to Florida, The New York Hall of Science, “Listen to the Earth” at Hamilton College and “Best of the Best” at the Mayor’s Gallery City Hall, Orlando in 2014.  

Bobbi Mastrangelo has garnered many prizes for her art, but she is especially proud to have been one of the eleven finalists for the  first-ever Environmental Art Prize sponsored by the NRDC National Resources Defense Council for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Earth Day. http://www.nrdc.org/nabicontest/


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