Through painting and traditional quilting techniques, Chicago artist Jim S. Smoote II explores the beauty of portraiture and Black representation. Smoote combines humor with contemporary urban and pop culture references to create political or provocative commentaries.

* Jim S. Smoote II is the 43rd Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition Juror’s Choice winner.


Opening Reception:  Friday, Feb 10, 2023 (7-10pm)

  • Exhibiting Artists in Attendance
  • Musical Entertainment by Hooter’s Blues, featuring Gypsy’s Wild at Harp
  • Light Refreshments and Cash Bar

FREE and OPEN to the Public!