Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Buckeye” at The Burchfield-Penney Art Center May 11- August 26, 2012 in “The Artists Among Us” Exhibit.


The Burchfield Penney’s Members’ Exhibition

Opening Celebration May 11, 2012   5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM

Burchfield-Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo NY 14222

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Phone 716 878 6011

On View Friday, May 11–Sunday, August 26, In recognition of the artists of Western New York and our role as the center of record for the arts of this region, the Burchfield Penney Art Center is very pleased to host the second members’ exhibition in the museum’s history. This celebration of artistic expression in our community is important. It was fitting that the last exhibition in our Rockwell Hall galleries was our first members’ exhibition—and now, more than 3 years after the new museum opened to the public, we are excited to host The Artists Among Us II.

View the commanding space for this Exhibition: East Gallery > Locations > Burchfield Penney Art Center

“Buckeye Water Meter Cover”
 “Buckeye” at Buffalo is special to me for these reasons. It was created for last summer’s Juried exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio.  (My birthplace was Youngstown Ohio.)  I grew up in Western New York and attended  Buffalo State Teachers College with the Jenkins Memorial PTA Scholarship for  Elementary Education.
 At BSTC, I met Al Mastrangelo and we were married in our senior year of college. Now Mastrangelo was a fantastic name for an artist and I always wanted to be a professional artist.  I taught Elementary School for six years and later studied art while I was a stay-at-home Mom.  I pursued my art passion even during the later time that I became a Title One Tutor.
Coming full circle, my art is being exhibited at BSTC’s Burchfield Penney Art Center adjacent to the College Campus. In 2004, before the Art Center was built, my sculpture relief “Water Cover”was chosen for a Juried Exhibit of BSTC Graduates whose works were in prominent collections. Entitled “NY Collects Buffalo State” the exhibit was displayed at Burchfield-Penney’s former galleries in Rockwell Hall. So “Buckeye” is pleased to be on exhibit in the prestigious new Burchfield-Penney Art Center and so am I. But my husband Al teases that he married a “Sane” Elementary School Teacher who became a crazy artist.

7 thoughts on “Bobbi Mastrangelo’s “Buckeye” at The Burchfield-Penney Art Center May 11- August 26, 2012 in “The Artists Among Us” Exhibit.

  1. “Buckeye” and the “Essential Element” are both recognition of beauty of design. Bobbi Mastrangelo captures the aesthetics of function that is never more relevant than today’s conservation and resource dilemmas. Bobbi claims a creative space all her own – world-wide, past and present. She captures a subject and medium combination that will endure through the ages… . An accomplishment every artist seeks.

  2. Thanks for sharing this!
    I am a Buckeye in Buffalo as well.
    I grew up in Columbus OH and lived in Ohio all my life until I moved to Buffalo 2 years ago.
    I look forward to seeing your work in the Burchfield Penney!
    Jen Helsey
    Executive Director
    Buffalo State Alumni Association

  3. Congratulations!! It must be especially gratifying to have your work on exhibit at your Alma Mater. We may be in Bflo this summer. I will be excited to view your piece at this prestigious art gallery. Take care
    Kathy Glascott
    Solivita Author (Sol Writer)

  4. Networking Circle,
    Dear Readers,
    What I enjoy about the internet is making connections.

    From Port Jefferson:
    I have maintained my friendship with Marilyn Abt who used to assist me in my studio. I have included her and her husband Dave in my e-mail “Grate News” and National Post Week snail mail. They in turn often visit Long Island Galleries and Museums when my art is on exhibit.

    To Huntington NY
    Dear Bobbi,
    Marilyn and I visited The Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington a few weeks ago, and thanks to Marilyn’s good sense of recall, we found a Bobbi Mastrangelo work being shown.
    After a while a docent noticed us searching and he kindly showed us your piece of a water main cover with the name “Potente”. We believe that was from Hicksville. Right?
    The docent seemed pleased that we knew you and was interested in hearing about you. We had a good time that day.
    Dave Abt

  5. Networking Circle Part 2
    This Link leads to Mastrangelo’s art at the Burchfield-Penney Art Museum on Elmwood. Marilyn used to work for Bobbi Mastangelo and we had become friendly neighbors before they moved away. I thought your family might be interested in seeing the exhibit.

  6. Networking Circle Part 3
    Buffalo to Port Jefferson:
    The link brought me to the Grateworks Blog. I’m quite familiar with the BURCHFIELD – Penney Art Gallery … I put metal ceilings in it when it was built a few years back. It’s on Elmwood, and is part of Buffalo State College. I’m working on a renovation project for Rockwell Hall, right across the street from the art gallery … it includes a recording studio and new recital hall.
    Douglas Abt
    Buffalo, New York 14226

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