Painter and conceptual artist. Castagliola came to the United States from Cuba in 1961. She has B.A. (sociology), B.F.A., and M.F.A.degrees from the University of South Florida in Tampa and has taught art as an assistant professor at the university.
Mickey Johnston grew up in rural Florida and attended the Penland School in North Carolina, a gathering place for teachers and students of various crafts. At Penland, he met Robert Ebendorf, who became a mentor for the artist.