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The Four Elements at MVA Gallery,Bethlehem PA Nov. 4-29, 2022

Bobbi Mastrangelo’s triptych , features the Four Elements in the center piece: Earth at the top, (clockwise) Air, Water at the bottom, then Fire. From ancient cultures to modern societies, the Four Elements — Earth, Wind. Fire, Water — have provided various explanations about aspects of the material world, the forces of energy, and the […]

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The Great Challenge for Mars Grate

Before I begin this Blog about the creation of my Mars Grate, I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. I now need help to complete some of my artworks.  And that is because I am the SURVIVOR OF A HEMORRHAGIC STROKE. It happened on that fateful evening of October 31, 2017. What a MEAN TRICK for […]

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FEAR AND RESPECT IN A TRAFFIC STOP

(Doing What’s Right is not BLACK or WHITE) The following true story is about a fellow educator and friend, Ben Watford, who had a “Good Samaritan Encounter” with a Long Island (New York) Policeman.  We need more positive interracial news.    Please share yours in the comments.                    […]

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

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 […]

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Granddaughter Sophia’s Art Work

One of the greatest joys in the world is being a grandparent. Besides sharing art with our four grandkids, I encourage them to learn greetings and the cultures of many other countries. Max and Sophia each have “Passport to the World” (Your A – Z Guided Language Tour) by Craig Froman.  ‘Passport’ features  a bit […]