Mastrangelo’s Patriotic Art at The Stars & Stripes Exhibit July 16 – Aug.14th at CityArts Factory Orlando FL

Friday, July 10th, 2015

“American Flag, Eureka” Mixed Media 9″ x 11″

American Flag Eureka



July 16 – Aug 14, 2015

 CityArts Factory

29 South Orange Ave.

Orlando, FL 32801


Officially, the stars and stripes can be any color or media, but Bobbi Mastrangelo decided to enter three of her patriotic pieces.

American Pride

“American Pride” Sculpture relief:  9” x 15” x 1.5″

For more information or prices of the art works, e-mail the artist: [email protected]  Your comments on the blog are very welcome.  Please let Bobbi know if you were able to see this exhibit.  Happy Summer!

# “Sewers of the World, Unite” in Moscow started out as an April Fool’s Joke

Monday, March 19th, 2012

I see the smirks and hear the silent smiles when people discover that my art is based on sewers and manhole covers. Imagine my surprise when I learned that there was a site in Moscow specializing in the theme I pursued in sculptures and works on hand made paper.  Sewers of the World, Unite!

What is even more amusing is that this web project began on Laughter Day: April 1, 2001.  


(A Moscow Web Site)

Two enterprising artists, Alexander (Sasha) Kholopov and Natalie (Natasha) Lamanova from Moscow posed a mail art project just for fun.  They invited artists from all over the world to send photos of manhole covers.  So April’s Fools Day was the start of something “grate.”  Artists from 40 countries enthusiastically responded to the E-mail request.  

Kholopov’s unique set of manhole cover artist’s stamps had already attracted attention in Japan, a country known for many beautiful manhole covers. (See Archives)  The variety of photos, creative projects and artistically rendered covers on “Sewers of the World, Unite” has expanded to participation by 233 people from 71 countries and includes 3052 images.

Michele Brody designer of NYC Manhole Covers, introduced me to the site.


You can find me in several places: # 4   Port Jefferson NY  “Manhole Rubbing and Painting.”

Projects # 27 with works on paper



and my poem about manhole covers is on commentary # 3.


In August 2001, my husband, Al sang with Barbershop Harmony Choruses in St. Petersburg.  The next week, we met Natasha and Sasha in Moscow and were invited to their apartment for dinner.  We continue our international friendship via e-mail.  Personally I have made other friendships and benefited from this amazing web site.  Sewers of the World, Unite! 


 Alexander Kholopov, Bobbi Mastrangelo and Natalie Lamanova: Moscow, Aug. 2001 

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