James Simon
James Simon Sculptures

Laurel High Middle School Mosaic

James Simon was an artist and resident at the Laurel Highland Middles school in 2018 and together with the students and the schools art teacher Aimee Vacanti, created a large scale mosaic for the school's entry way. The project was funded by Carmelle Nickens Rural Arts Collaborative initiative; The objective of the RAC is to place teaching artists — professional, practicing artists with the sensibility of an educator to engage students in learning and experiencing their art form — in rural school district classrooms in the hopes of enhancing their existing arts curriculum.It's primary backer and funder is the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.