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“Dad’s Letter of Encouragement in Art” for Bobbi Betschen Mastrangelo

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Dad’s Letter refers to John Bernard Myers: “Tracking the Marvelous” A Life in the New York Art World

Today Feb.1, 2013, I celebrate my Father, Herman Louis Betschen, who was born 101 years ago. Dad passed through The Celestial Gates on May 27, 1992, but his legacy and his influence live on. I found his letter a few days ago and I definitely will re-read: “Tracking the Marvelous.”   Here’s to you Dad.  I miss you so ( I am teary-eyed ). But your letters not only give me comfort: they continue to inspire and motivate me.

Herman Louis Betschen in the 1930’s

Bobbi Betschen Mastrangelo & her Dad in the 1980’s

09/14 update

ABOUT is more than a BIO

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

ABOUT on Bobbi Mastrangelo’s web site has:

  A  Bobbi’s Bio with a Photo, Achievements Accolades and Resumes

“A Teacher Turned Artist” by  Robby Grisafi, a Fifth Grade Student

“Bobbi Mastrangelo, a former elementary schoolteacher is now a Port Jefferson Artist. Her art is very different than most people’s idea of art. She makes reliefs and sculptures of manhole covers. Bobbi has been doing her art ever since the 1980’s.

Manhole covers are covers used by town, utility and municipal workers to gain access to everything underground like storm drains and gasoline pumps. She does this art not only for a hobby, but to preserve history. Some of the manhole covers could be over 100 years old and not be here anymore, so she likes to preserve history.” Tiny Headshot

Family Support (Stories, etc)

“My Mother the Artist” was written by our daughter, Anne Marie Mastrangelo when she was 12.

READ  the  story in her own handwriting.

Daughter Anne at 12

Anne Marie Mastrangelo


Precious Water”

Everything is made of water

Precious water

Read the whole poem…

National Post Card Week Issues

Buckeye      Buckeye 1997 Post Card

Stories about the Art Spring PC Image

  Grate Spring Story

Be sure to check the ABOUT section periodically for new items.

 Bobbi Mastrangelo- Biography -“The Grate Works” -transforms manhole covers, sewers and grates into artistic streetscapes.

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