NPCW 2015 “The City Beautiful”
“The City Beautiful is the third of my Florida Post Cards Trio for NPCW. Orlando, The Theme Park Capital of the World, and one of our most visited cities, appealed to me for its dedication to the Arts.
Orlando’s impressive City Hall houses two public art galleries. The Terrace Gallery features national and international artists and collections, as well as Florida artists of renown. The Mayor’s 3rd Floor Gallery is specifically dedicated to Central Florida artists. Supported by private philanthropy, See Art Orlando is the permanent installation of nine contemporary public art sculptures in Downtown Orlando.
During the summer of 2014, my art was displayed on the third floor Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall with all the winners of Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday’s Exhibition: “Best of the Best” http://bobbimastrangelo.com/MyNews/?p=4377
The beautiful circular gallery space was impressive. The colorful City Logo posted next to the Mayor” Door inspired me. The actual city logo-manhole cover out on the streets is not colored, just plain rust-toned. So, influenced by “The City Beautiful” and the colorful Japanese Manhole Covers, I created my first manhole cover sculpture in color and posted the image on my 2015 NPCW Post Card.
National Post Card Week is celebrated annually during the first full week of May. Since 1991, I have been a participant, sending out a post card that is usually based on one of my manhole cover relief works.http://bobbimastrangelo.com/postcards.php Here is The Mastrangelo National Post Card Week Collection on Pinterest :https://www.pinterest.com/bmastrangelo/npcw-collection-for-bobbi-mastrangelo
I exchange post cards with over 130 post card pen pals and save their creations in binder notebooks. Demaris Swint has posted the 2015 post cards for National Post Card Week on this site: http://www.nationalpostcardweek.com/2015.php