Sunday December 11, 2005
2:00 PM until 11:00 PM
The Solivita Artisans Guild will held their 3rd art exhibit at the Art Gallery in Solivita. Refreshments were served.
Bobbi Mastrangelo exhibited: Irish Blessing, a sculpture relief and Bell System, a tiny embossed print on hand made paper.
The Story of Irish Blessings
Bobbi Mastrangelo’s young friend, Helen Anne Gately, gave her reference material on The Ballinasloe Water Valve Cover. The little cover was located on a stone sidewalk near her Father’s hometown in Ireland. It featured a handsome Celtic Pattern, and also had the Gaelic Word “Uisce” which means water.
Read the complete story of “Irish Blessings” here.
About the Bell System
The familiar Telephone Manhole Cover can be seen in cities all over the United States. Its unique pattern of interlocking hexagons and triangles sets it apart from ordinary circular manhole covers.
The artist also incorporated sections of the design in works including “The Bell System” an embossed print on hand made paper and “Blue Bell”, an 18” x 24” embossed image on hand made paper. She adapted the theme “We Are All Connected” in her traced monotypes and works on canvas.
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Solivita is one of Florida’s retirement communities for those 55 or better, just 20 miles south of Walt Disney World, Orlando FL. The Art Gallery is located in the Mediterranean Style Village Center.