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At MoNA, ‘Permanent Immigrant’ rewinds an artist’s career

Paintings, sculptures bring Italo Scanga’s visions to life

At the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, there are multiple sculptures and paintings on display.
At the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, “Permanent Immigrant: Italo Scanga in the Dale and Leslie Chihuly Collection,” ranges from beautiful paintings to strange, attenuated wooden sculptures. The main floor gallery is dominated by looming, spindly, humanoid figures assembled from tree branches and objects found in secondhand stores — coffee grinders, wicker-covered wine bottles, wire mesh, etc. (Photo by Stephen Hunter)
By Stephen Hunter CDN Contributor
Italo Scanga has been called a “permanent immigrant” for his peregrinations from America to his
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