Debbie ApplePresser has worked in the art field all of her life. In 1980 she ran a ceramic studio and gallery Earth Works in Little Italy when galleries were starting to flourish. While her children were young, Debbie started a business called Wear It Out in 1986. She designed and sewed coats for men, women and children, using vintage fabrics and buttons. Coats were featured in fashion shows and boutiques. In 1998 Debbie started working at the Cleveland Museum of Art where she gave talks in the galleries to a wide range of museum visitors including college students, children, and visitors from the USA and international.
Debbie also taught art classes and became very involved in Lantern Festival and Parade the Circle where she is a featured artist, outreach artist, and outreach coordinator.
Most recently Debbie has started working in Medina running an artist studio for people with behavioral differences.
We send Catherine Butler a tremendous thanks for her dedication to the students of the free art classes of Circle Health Services over the last two years. We wish her all the best with her new position of chairman of the art department at Laurel School where she has taught for the last ten years.