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Bobbi Mastrangelo Featured in October Manhole Madness

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Michelle contacted me in September 2016, for permission to be included in her upcoming “October Manhole Madness” Blog Project. Would I say OK? Are you kidding? Her topic is a Manhole Artist’s Dream. I wondered how she would cover the topic for a total of 31 days! Well, I have been amazed and dazed by the variety and the artistry in all of her presentations.

On October 23, 2016 Michelle Ward introduced me on her blog:”Cover Girl”Bobbi Mastrangelo: http://michelleward.typepad.com/michelleward/2016/10/cover-girl-bobbi-mastrangelo.html.She covered many aspects of my art world and artistry including: art post cards, sculpture relief works and how they are created, embossed metal pieces, giclee prints and fiber art.

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Here is a quote from Michelle Ward’s Blog: “Bobbi Mastrangelo is a mixed media artist like us – creating with several mediums in many sizes. Bobbi makes one-of-a-kind sculptures, with a long list of distinguished collectors, and she creates affordable prints and reliefs too. Incorporating paper casting, printmaking, sculpture, and paint – she is inventive, creative, and an environmental activist.

Her career began as an elementary school teacher, but she eventually found her way to art-making and has been at it for thirty-seven years. Bobbi’s site is very extensive and there is a lot to see. Visit her site and her blog at www.BobbiMastrangelo.com.”

PS  Michelle Ward invites you to visit the whole month of October Manhole Madness. She and all the artists presented would welcome your comments. You just may catch the bug and be “Mad about Manhole Covers” in all forms!

15 replies on “Bobbi Mastrangelo Featured in October Manhole Madness”

Hello Bobbi.

I just came across your site tonight. I can’t believe I haven’t found your sooner!
I’m a huge manhole fan and have decided to launch a blog series next month
featuring something about manhole covers every day.

I’ve seen some of your video interviews and I’m just getting familiar with your art. I’d love to be able to feature you and link to your site. If there is anything specific you would like me to mention I’d be happy to do it.
I hope you find this acceptable to be included in my series.
Thanks in advance.
cheers, Michelle Ward

Bobbi, thanks so much for responding so enthusiastically about being included in my blog series. As soon as I found you I knew I would like you – you had me at “Grate Works”. The title made me think you were winking – and now that I know you better I am sure you were, as you probably do with everyone you meet.

It has been such a pleasure to get to know you this month and I am so excited to finally get your feature posted. You’ve been a wonderful cheerleader and resource. It’s so cool to have found someone that makes art the way you do, and shares the process and the stories behind each piece to make the experience even richer.

So fun to see this photo of you with your piece.
You suggested we reconvene Manhole Madness Month again in 2017….after planning 31 days this year it is clear we have so much more to “cover”.
You’re the best! xoxo

Dear Bobbi,
Enclosed is a self-addressed stamped envelope for the four post cards you offered on Michelle Ward’s Wonderful Blog: “October Manhole Madness.”

Your collection of manhole covers and other street art and what you have done with it is spectacular.

I loved it so much I have sent you a colorful bookmark created with alcohol on Yupo.

I love “When The People Care.” The torn top of the cover appeals to me.
You are amazing.
Janet T. Lee

That is wonderful Bobbi! Congrats! 🙂

Thank you for the article and photo which will appear in the December Reflections Magazine.

Amanda Wright
Solivita Reflections Newsletter Designer

Dear Bobbi,
I really like Michelle Ward’s blog. So many times she talks about things I have an interest in or something I know about. I would love to take a class from her. Her training in architecture makes her work different from most. And I met you

I did read about your sister and the rest of your siblings too. What a lovely glimpse of what has to be a wonderful relationship with them all.
Regards,
Janet T Lee

Hiya Bobbi,
So proud and happy to see you out there!
I keep a “toe in the water ” here in Phoenix AZ
But am doing more jewelry these days.
Keep on keepin, on!

Life is good,
Susan E. Carter Carter
Artist Friend from our Days at
Setauket NY Neighborhood Exhibits

Dear Bobbi,
Michelle surely gave you grate coverage on her site. It makes me like her right away, she has our enthusiasm for things, very sympatico.
I also enjoy looking at your art on her site. There are many pieces I have never seen before and like very much, one being Acqua Dolce, among many others. There are so many beautiful pieces.
See you tomorrow.
Gaby Backert
Solivita Quilter and Singer
PS Now I see how we can “Nail” the manhole covers onto the bookmarks we are designing.

Hi Bobbi,
Loved reading this! I do admire and respect you!
Missed seeing some of your work in the art show this week.
Regards,
Kathy Stutzman Solivita Artisans’ Guild

Bobbi…
Congratulations on your recognition.
Who knew that there were many people involved in “Manhole Madness!”
I am so glad you included me in your email.

Just to refresh your memory:
We met at the ice cream social for “Give Kids the World.”
You bought my book, There Goes My Heart.

So glad we had the chance to connect and keep in touch.
We artists have to keep in touch!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy holiday season.
Marilyn Cohen Shapiro
Sol Writer at Solivita

Hello Bobbi.
I just came across your site tonight. I can’t believe I haven’t found your sooner!
I’m a huge manhole fan and have decided to launch a blog series next month
featuring something about manhole covers every day.

I’ve seen some of your video interviews and I’m just getting familiar with your art. I’d love to be able to feature you and link to your site. If there is anything specific you would like me to mention I’d be happy to do it.
I hope you find this acceptable to be included in my series.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers, Michelle Ward

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