Aurelio Castaño has a B.S. in Arts from Empire State College. He is currently a beading instructor at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts. He is the founder and director of the group ARTISTICO in Westchester. He created this group to promote and preserve the artistic skills of recent immigrants in the area.
Castaño’s mixed media work has been exhibited in New York, Connecticut, and Texas. He has received awards for his work from New Rochelle Arts Association, Greenwich Arts Association, Mamaroneck Artist Guild, and Silver Mine Guild. Aurelio has also received The Amigo Award from the Hispanic Resource Center for his work with the immigrant community in Westchester.
Castaño’s work has been featured in Bead and Button magazine, The New York Times, and La Patria (newspaper in Colombia S.A.). Telecafé TV in Colombia made a documentary on Aurelio’s successful life story.
Castaño’s work is sold in boutiques and galleries around the tri state area, The Museo el Barrio in New York, as well as Colombia and Madrid, Spain.
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