Debra Hille is a painter and sculptor, educator and advisor, who encourages others to express themselves through art. She is a juried member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen and is certified in Arts4Healing by Art and Creativity for Healing.
She has served as an Artist in Residence in schools, presented professional development workshops for public school teachers, and taught workshops for the Women’s Studies Program at Berea College and for the New Opportunity School for Women.
Perhaps her greatest impact has been through her work as an artist-in residence with St Joseph Berea Hospital and St Joseph East in Lexington to introduce work by local artists into patient rooms and public spaces. At St. Joseph Berea she curates rotating exhibits of items she selects from Berea Arts Council shows. As the previous Community Relations Director at the hospital, wrote “All who enter our doors are given an opportunity to view art they might never have the chance to see otherwise.
It also encourages relaxation in the frenetic, worried atmosphere that can develop in a hospital.”