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Castagna honored at Downtown Art Place


July 20, 2018

Jean Nordine/Daily Globe

Standing in front of Paul Castagna's "Worldly Reliefs" is Arlene Schneller, executor of the late artist's collection.


IRONWOOD - As part of the 2018 Festival Ironwood, Thursday night the Downtown Art Place held a reception and talk for "Promises," a Paul Castagna retrospective, honoring the late local artist.

Wine and hors d'oeuvres were served as the public enjoyed learning more about the artist, while viewing 40 of his pieces.

Born in 1946 in Ashland, Wis., to second generation Italian and Corsican parents, Castagna started painting as a teenager. After finishing Hurley high school, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior art department and enjo...

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