We love the arts here at Undergrounds – of all shapes, sizes, sounds, sights, and stories. We love listening while local talent shares lyrical and melodic art on stage, and we love viewing what local artists share through a canvas, clay, or camera. In this case, we are particularly excited to welcome local Santa Clarita artist Scott Parker to the Undergrounds living room for an exhibit of his work on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00pm.
A practicing artist of over three decades, Scott’s talent was proven through his own drive and dedication. “I had some formal art training in high school and at the local community college,” he explains. “Otherwise, I am self taught.”
Most of Scott’s work consists of color and black and white pencil drawings, but he has also tried his very capable hand at sculpting and has worked with acrylics. The subject of his art has generally been Science Fiction and Fantasy, but he has “recently enjoyed painting portraits and wildlife.” As I was flipping through a collection of Scott’s work, I even saw comic book characters, animals, and portraits of movie characters! A wide range of subjects, Scott’s creative eye and excellent execution is apparent in each piece.
Scott is currently part of the Santa Clarita Artist Association and has participated in several gallery showings with them both as a volunteer and as an exhibiting artist. The revenue created by art sales through these events and gallery sales are raised for charitable events and art scholarships for students continuing their art careers or for other charitable organizations.
In addition to his charitable work with the Santa Clarita Artist Association, Scott has participated in art shows to raise money for cancer awareness programs as well as programs that support wildlife preserves (such as actress Tipi Hedren’s Shambala Wildlife Preserve and Roar Foundation. The money raised from the sales of his paintings was used for the operational costs of the wild life preserve.
Why Arts in Undergrounds?
We’re all about supporting the SCV community through connection over coffee, community, and culture. Our Arts Underground shows are a way we bring our community together to support local artist talent. These gatherings are free, with no cover charge for the public. Our goal is to provide an inviting space where art and the artists themselves are valued and able to show their work.
Come enjoy and support local talent at a chill spot with organic, local roasted coffee. I can’t think of a better way to spend a fall Saturday night. But hey, that’s just me.