Art Fusion: December 14, 2019 Visual Artist: Michael Long Poets: Patrick Brady and Diane Castiglioni

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12-14-19 Visual Artist: Michael Long


Michael Long was born in New York City to two artist parents (father photographer, mother painter).

Formal education led him first to study painting at the Art Students League in New York under the direction of Richard Pousette-Dart (1986-87). He then went on to earn a BFA (Photography 2004) from the College of Santa Fe and a MFA (Photography/Painting 2008) from the University of Colorado. 

He has taught painting, drawing and photography for more than thirty years through many university, college, private organizations, and K-12 public and private schools including at the University of Colorado, Santa Fe Photography Workshops, Eastern New Mexico University, University of Hawaii, Dar al-Kalima College (Bethlehem, Palestine), The Contemporary Museum (Austin, TX). Currently he teaches many painting and photography classes at Santa Fe Community College and leads visiting artist workshops through Santa Fe Public Schools. He also teaches privately in his studio and on location workshops. He has exhibited nationally as well in Italy, Netherlands, Colombia, and Mexico. HIs artwork is represented in many institutional and cooperate collections. 

Michael Long also earned a Naturopathic Degree (ND) from the Clayton College of Natural Healing (1997). 

Michael is a Spiritual Life Coach and Healer guiding people from all walks of life helping to process issues, dilemmas in order to awaken to a more fulfilling and creative life. 

Poets: Patrick Brady and Diane Castiglioni

Diane Castiglioni

Diane Castiglioni is a convener of collaborative creatives, putting on such events as the Poetry, Story & Music Jam (Dec 2019), Voices in the Museum of Trees at the Audubon Center with 18 poets and artist Carol Tippit Woolworth (Aug 2019), What is Lit or Anti-Lit: celebrating Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, plus the multicultural poetry celebration, Worlds through Words at the Jean Cocteau Theatre (2017). Her poetry and writing has been featured in various literary journals, Prose Anthologies (2015) and Dictionnaire Universel du Pain (Bouquin Laffont, 2011). She was a co-editor of the International Cooperation for Development of Space (ATWG, 2012). Her day job is as a process facilitator for a team of international catalysts for community transformation by finding a common language. Her latest endeavour is a city-wide Literary Carnival, celebrating the embarrassing wealth of literary and storytelling talent right here in Santa Fe. To bring people together to discover all the ways we tell stories. Through poetry, prose, graphic novels, zines, movies, songs, and more. To reveal the large arc that encompasses all the voices that make up the character that is Santa Fe.