October 12 – 31, 2012 view the popular on line auction at www.biddingforgood.com/attleboroartsmuseum2012
The Benefit Art Auction is the Attleboro Arts Museum’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds from the auction fund colorful and innovative arts programs for all levels of artists and art students. Everyone’s support is sincerely appreciated. The live auction will be held Saturday, November 3rd, 2012.
Since 2002, Bobbi Mastrangelo has been donating art for Attleboro Arts Museum Annual Auction Fundraisers. Her decorative metal toolings are displayed below along with a description of the process.
She is internationally known as “The Grate Artist,” because her unique creations are based on grates, manhole and water covers. She is listed in The Marquis’ “Who’s Who in American Art.” Prominent Collections are in NY Water Districts, Heckscher Museum, Islip Art Museum and The Jane Voorhees Art Museum at Rutgers University in NJ % The National Association of Women Artists.
“A Blessing of Water” by Bobbi Mastrangelo
“A Blessing of Water” Copper Tooling: Framed Dimensions 9.75” x 9.75” x 1” Inspired by a Celtic design water valve cover in Ballinasloe Ireland. Usice means water in Gaelic.
” Acqua Dolce” By Bobbi Mastrangelo
“Acqua Dolce” Brass Tooling: Framed Dimensions 9.75” x 9.75” x 1” Inspired by an Italian Water Cover (hand hole cover) in Firenze (Florence Italy).
The Embossing Process or Metal Tooling:
Repoussé or repoussage, (French) meaning pushed-up, describes an ancient metalworking technique. Hammering or pushing up with special tools ornaments a malleable metal from the back.
Chasing, the opposite technique, pushes down or indents from the top. This is a back and forth process. Antiquing medium, polishing and lacquer coating preserve and highlight this ornamental art.
Calendar: View on line and have an opportunity to bid on artworks:
October 12 – 31 2012 Attleboro Arts Museum – Auction Items – BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction
October 12 (Fri.) Opening Reception and Preview Free Admission 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Sat. Nov. 3rd. 5:30 PM Live Auction: For tickets contact Attleboro Arts Museum 1 508.222.2644