Michael Yurgeles is an artist and educator. He studied photography with Richard Merritt at the University of New Hampshire and Gary Metz at the Rhode Island School of Design. as well as painting with Bridget Grady, ceramics with Jim Weiner and Jackie Rice, and book arts with Meryl Brater. He has served on the faculties of public and private schools. Michael currently teaches photography at the Northwestern Connecticut Community College, is on the staff of the Torrington Middle School and serves as Executive Director of Artwell, a community-based arts’ organization. He lives in Litchfield County Connecticut with his wife Nancy, and numerous four-legged friends.