Born in Oklahoma City in 1933. Michael has exhibited her prints throughout the United States and abroad. Arike is a member of Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), where she serves as council member. She has received many awards including New York Society of Etchers 2001, I. Friedman Award, Daniel Smith Award and Merit Award, Print Club of Albany 1995. Her work is included in the collections of the British Museum, UK, the Brooklyn Museum, NY, the New York Public Library, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, MO, the Mississippi Museum of Art, MS and the Portland Museum, OR.