Sunday 5 April, 2020

Photos: Edna Manley students create mural for Sigma Run 2020

 The artwork typically depicts cheerful colours and includes children, which is a major area of focus for Sagicor Foundation.

The artwork typically depicts cheerful colours and includes children, which is a major area of focus for Sagicor Foundation.

Six students of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts put their talent on display when they volunteered to draw and paint the mural at the start line of the Sagicor Sigma Run.

The vibrant and captivating artwork was completed in approximately six hours, with the Edna Manley students receiving assistance to paint the mural from 30 Sagicor Foundation scholars.

The mural was completed on Saturday, February 15, the day before the 22nd staging of the region’s largest road race which took place on Sunday, February 16.

Edna Manley students paint Sigma Run mural

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Now considered a signature feature of the event, the mural is usually designed and painted on the surface of the road, at least 50 metres ahead of the start-line point for the race, on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, in the vicinity of the Sagicor Life Centre. The artwork typically depicts cheerful colours and includes children, which is a major area of focus for Sagicor Foundation.

“Over the past five-years, the mural has become part of the overall experience for participants at Sigma Run; the mural is not only beautiful but is a representation of the causes we support”, shared Alysia White, Executive Director, Sagicor Foundation and Head of Group Marketing at Sagicor.

In expressing her gratitude to the Edna Manley students for volunteering their time, efforts and talent to being part of this initiative, White noted that volunteerism is at the heart of the Sagicor Sigma Run and that the event would not be possible without persons giving of their time to help with the cause.

“The talent, passion and dedication of the students was truly heart-warming as they exuded enthusiasm and excitement in completing the mural; we are truly grateful to them for committing to this huge task, White said.

Led by Shanique Stewart, the team of artists included Ayun Osagboro, Brad Pinnock, Nino Cherrington, Tevin Lewis, Rohmeari McFarlane. Stewart shared that the team was very excited and appreciative of the opportunity to be part of such an impactful initiative.

“We are thankful and happy as not only are you impacting the lives of the beneficiaries of the run, but our lives were also impacted from this great experience”, Stewart shared.

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