If you haven't already read it, check out Michael Gonzales's moving tribute to artist Larry Scott ("Larry Scott's Baltimore") in last week's City Paper. Scott, who passed away five years ago, was at the center of a loose collective of artists (the group was called CommZee and included Eugene Coles, Don Griffin, Jeffrey Kent, and Barry Michael Cooper) that hung out at Xando's in Charles Village and talked jazz, literature, philosophy, art, politics... Scott touched many people in this town, with his stunning artwork and rock solid camaraderie, and counted the likes of BMA director Doreen Bolger, news anchor Vic Carter, and actor Clarke Peters as friends and fans.
It would be great if some of the folks mentioned above could put together a fitting retrospective to honor Scott's immense talent and influence. I'd be happy to contribute the piece pictured above, which Scott and Griffin collaborated on for our See Hear project in September 2005. And it would be ideal if such a retrospective found a home in the Contemporary Wing at the BMA, literally across the street from where Xando's was located (the coffeeshop closed the month after Scott passed away). What do you say, Doreen?