Featured photo by Dylan Overhouse Productions

They had plastilina clay and I would make animals…my teacher noticed…got some recognition with it…always had an interest… (on picking up sculpture early).

Michael Martino

Artist, Martino Studios

We dive into our chat with local Artist, Michael Martino. We hear about his path to the arts, his extensive sculptural work (many of which you can see around the area) and we get into the intricacies of working in bronze, snow, sand, and wood while discussing why public art is so important.

We also touch on the Forward La Crosse campaign, which is a campaign encouraging the public input in updating the City of La Crosse’s Comprehensive Plan.

Check out his Mike at Artspire, Saturday June 11 during Chalkfest presented by the The La Crosse Arts Initiative sponsored by the La Crosse Society of Arts and Crafts.

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