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Julie & Matthew Chase-Daniel

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Matthew Chase-Daniel

Matthew Chase-Daniel (né Chase) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1965 and lived in New York City in the 1960s. In the mid and late 1980s, Chase-Daniel studied at the Ojai Foundation in Ojai, California, at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York (B.A.), and in Paris, France, where he studied cultural anthropology, photography, and ethnographic film production (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes & Sorbonne). Since 1989, he has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, making family, and roaming the landscape to make his art. His photography and sculpture have been exhibited across the U.S. and in Europe.  He is represented in Santa Monica, California by Craig Krull Gallery. He is the co-founder, co-owner, and co-curator of Axle Contemporary, a mobile gallery of art, founded in 2010.

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Julie Chase-Daniel

Julie Chase-Daniel is a poet, potter, and transdisciplinary scholar focused on cosmology and evolutionary consciousness. She was born in New Mexico and moved to Santa Fe in 1989, where she and her husband, visual artist Matthew Chase-Daniel, raised their son who is now a young filmmaker. For decades, she’s brought her skills as a thought partner to such roles as founder, officer, or board member of both non-profit and for-profit organizations, and as an arts consultant, doula, and diviner. She is the founder of In the Family Way, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the thresholds of family life as creative rites of passage, and host of Mothering Change, a unique online resource for I Ching divination rooted in the deep feminine. She is the co-founder of Poetry Pollinators, bringing pollinator nesting habitat, art, poetry, and environmental awareness to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a founding member of Support + Feed​, a growing international program dedicated to taking action for a global shift to an equitable, plant-based food system to combat food insecurity and the climate crisis. She studied poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, anthropology at Columbia University and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris France, and holds an M.A. in transformative leadership from California Institute of Integral Studies.

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