The Urban Art Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, was packed with guests who admired and supported the bold and vibrant art of Don Scott on Saturday, November 2, 2013, beginning at 7:00 p.m. As the doors opened, the guests began pouring in and it did not take long to fill the space in the art gallery. The gallery was full of art that had meaning and a message for all to see. Don Scott truly put his thoughts and pop culture onto the canvas and his thoughts translated with purpose. Don Scott first began his career in the fashion business, with an apparel line. He knew that his art and brand would appeal to more youth in the city of Philadelphia in the form of t-shirts that had a message and were trendy.
Since then, Don has decided to go back to his roots as a graffiti and pop artist and this form of art is what feels completely “organic” or natural to him, and he truly is a natural at his craft. This is Don’s first solo art show, he has done them in the past in conjunction with other artists, however this solo platform allows Don Scott and his art shine in the lime light. During the show, there were specialty drinks and hors d’ouvres available for the guests to indulge in, as well as a raffle going on with prizes. Guests also had an opportunity to take part in a “group painting”, with the phrases written across it in large letters “Express Yourself” and “Do What You Love.” The attendees were eager and taking part in the festivities of the night.
The art work that was mounted on the walls of the gallery were both original and creative. One painting that stood out is a heart singing on stage to a packed audience, and a figure with devil horns looking on. The message behind the art basically was “…how can music be the devil’s work, when it comes from the soul?” There was another piece that was similar to Barack Obama’s “Hope” portrait, but instead it was a portrait of Jay-Z with the word “Dope”, written across the bottom. Another amazing piece was Don’s version of the “Mona Lisa.” His Mona Lisa was very street chic with her Louis Vuitton tote, large hoop earrings, bright shirt, and paw print tattoos on her breasts, similar to the rapper Eve. The art show will be available to view during the month of November at the Urban Art Gallery. Please be sure to check out this amazing art by Don Scott, who is an inspiration to his community.
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