St. Joseph’s Convent gets new Mural, painted by SVGCC students

St. Joseph’s Convent Kingstown’s (SJCK) compound received a colourful addition by way of a mural created by six students enrolled in the Fine Art, Design and Cultural Communications (FADCC) Associate Degree programme at the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC).

The mural, which took four (4) weeks to complete, is part of the course requirements for students enrolled in the Mural Arts: Urban Space Enhancement elective and provides them the opportunity to showcase the techniques and knowledge gained in the course.

Tansha George, mural student and past student of the SJCK, said the experience for her was a nostalgic one. George said “Walking through the gates brought back a flood of good memories. “I was finally able to leave a visible print through my art on my Alma Mater and not many students get the opportunity to do something like that”.

The students, having now completed the mural, will move on to the final year of the programme.

Dane Jack, course Lecturer, lauded the mural six for their dedication throughout the project. Jack is also encouraging the public to show greater support for the arts by collaborating with the college, contributing supplies/funding to future projects, or by commissioning work from FADCC students.

FADCC Programme Coordinator, Leytisha Jack, said such initiatives serve as national platforms for expressive cultural creation. Ms. Jack is calling on the public, especially the business community, to offer spaces for such expression, as the course is one that runs every academic year.

To offer support to the programme and students, persons are asked to contact Programme Coordinator, Ms. Leytisha Jack, at leytisha.jack@svgcc.vc.

The FADCC mural six were Shewmorl Alexander, Karlon McLean, Javanne Sam, Tansha George, Sheniscia Allen and Andre Joseph.