BSU Students’ Artistic Talent Showcased
By Brittany Summers
BSU student Chardee Scott will never forget the night of Oct. 27. It was this very evening in the Amos White IV Art Gallery that she was able to show family, friends, staff and faculty what she has learned as a graphic arts major over the past four years.
Born and raised in the great city of Baltimore, Scott is senior graduating in December. Scott, who has a traditional background in painting and drawing, was introduced to graphic design in high school. “I fell in love with it. I have always wanted to use my natural talent in a career sense and with the technology boom it only seems fitting to choose that path.” Scott produced 27 pieces of art work to be showcased for her senior show. Each piece of work was uniquely different with varieties of shapes, sizes, color, and overall design.
Scott’s inspiration for the many pieces in her show came from a trip to Baltimore’s “Artscape” over the summer. This is an event held in Baltimore each year and it is a showcase of not just paintings and graphic arts, but also music, clothing, and food. People usually come from all over to experience a taste of different cultures and to incorporate them into their daily lives. This is exactly what Scott did. “I was inspired by all of the different art displayed and the how the people were reacting to it. From there I knew my exhibit had to be very colorful,” she said.
Through her own tours or art shows and galleries, Scott saw a vision of how she wanted her art work to be displayed and what feelings she wanted to evoke in the viewer. “I create a piece through impulse. If it looks good then I am pleased,” she stated.
A lot of her pieces were of family and really close friends, people who obviously mean a lot to her and who have helped her grow and develop over the years. “I paid tribute to my family, friends, and my line sisters in some of my pieces. I just wanted to show them that they are extremely important people in my life and that I love them very much.”
Scott has been recently designing book covers for a local author. She is also known for her creative flyer designs. When asked what her plans were after graduation, she stated, “After graduation I will still take on some freelance opportunities while also searching for a graphic design company to work for. I want to be able to dabble in everything under the graphics umbrella so I can better serve my clients.” After a year or so of work experience, Scott is also thinking about returning to school to receive her master’s degree in advertising.
Scott’s work, along with two other Bowie State students will be on display in the Amos White IV Art Gallery through Nov. 9.