North Carolina artist Ben Long is a master of the ancient art form of fresco painting, one of the most demanding and unforgiving mediums in which to work. He is originally from Statesville but now lives in Florence, Italy. In the summer of 1980, Long painted an Italian Renaissance style fresco titled â€œThe Last Supperâ€ on the wall behind the altar at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Glendale Springs in Ashe County. The church had been abandoned for almost fifty years. The 17 by 17 and one half foot work features people from the local community who modeled for the disciples.