PullmanArts Board Member and past Treasurer
Dee Smith grew up in St. Louis and has an MFA from Ohio State in ceramics. She has taught ceramics for 32 years at local Chicago Colleges, one Park District, and in Pullman. Dee moved to Pullman in 2011 from Bucktown and joined PullmanArts in their endeavor to build affordable artist live/work space in Pullman. She is now a PullmanArts board member. The efforts of the group, along with partners CNI and ArtSpace, are finally coming to fruition. Dee also has worked for the Pullman State Historic Site as a tour guide and archivist.
She now volunteers her time archiving artifact donations to expand the Pullman State Historic Site online catalog since funds are no longer available for employment. Dee is also serving as a board member for the Friends of the Pullman State Historic Site, who are currently trying to get Robert Todd Lincoln’s train car moved to the Pullman State Historic Site, among other exciting ventures.
I am so much happier on the south side in Pullman—with friendly people, many personal friends, and a far more diverse ethnic group. Pullman is like Mayberry with a twist! In Pullman neighbors look out for each other, and most everyone knows everyone’s business! I moved here because my husband had a long commute to work. Such a blessing.