Mike Ariel is a professional art educator of more than 25 years, earning his MFA from Boston University. Currently, he teaches full-time at Salem High School in Salem, NH. He is also adjunct photo faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH (since 1993) where he can be found most nights 4-10. He is a long standing instructor for the annual Art Educators’ Summer Institute, and the NHIA Summer pre-college program as well as community education workshops. He has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years, a musician, filmmaker, digital artist. He is a sought-after lecturer across the United States and Canada and presented at the last 7 National Art Educator Association conferences.