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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Professional Artist, Sheri Smith aka Créme Sheri, is a native of Chicago. She has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Sheri has taught Fine Art in the Chicago Public School System for twenty years.

After experimenting with other art mediums, including sculpture, textile design, and performance art, she immersed herself in drawing Jazz. For fifteen years, Sheri has been devoted to historically chronicling–through her art–live performances of Jazz singers and musicians from around Chicago.

From 2014 to 2015, Sheri Smith was the Artist in Residence at The Mayne Stage in Rogers Park. She currently owns and operates The Smith At Home Gallery.

The Fleeting Nature of These Jazz Performances is Central to My Work
— Sheri Smith