Deborah Simon – Katy, Texas
“Art is the music on paper, it flows and bends, it expresses and shares, it is the love and peace of the world.” This quote, by a former 5th grade student of Deborah Simon, is why she became an art educator.
Simon is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she earned her BFA in Visual Art Studies. She is currently a full time art educator in Katy Independent School District. She started the first ever art club at Hutsell Elementary.
She continues to show her students how to communicate with the world around them, build self-confidence, and raise social awareness through the art-making process.
Simon has been involved with Via Colori since 2009 and is looking forward to continuing her artistic expression through this festival for many years to come!