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Cocktails on Canvas: An artistic Affair with Sagicor Investments

Published:Saturday | May 14, 2016 | 11:01 PM
Artist Lennox Coke is caught in deep concentration as he created a piece during the Cocktails on Canvas event.
These ladies are obviously delighted with this creative piece by Arwa Turra.
This beautiful Lennox Coke inspiration caught the attention of this client at the Sagicor’s Cocktails on Canvas event.
From left: Sagicor’s Garfene Grandison, Kadia Edwards, Audia Cadogan are all smiles with the electrifying Terri-Karrelle Reid (right) who was the MC for the night.
Artist Ranford Anderson presents Kyrstal Karjohn (right) with one of his unique Garnett Silk portraits that she won at the Cocktail on Canvas event.

Kingston, Jamaica:

On Thursday, May 5, Sagicor Investments and Corporate Commercial Banking redefined what it means to enjoy fine art and food with its inaugural "Cocktails on Canvas" event at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. Hosted by Michael Willacy vice-president of Commercial Banking and Tara Nunes, vice-president, Client Services and Wealth Management, guests were treated to an unrivalled opportunity to engage with a few of Jamaica's most creative and talented artists, the likes of form, fashion, and flowers creator Arwa Turra, realism artist, Ranford Anderson, and painter Lennox Coke.

Set against the elegant poolside backdrop, "Cocktails on Canvas" was an unmatched experience combining approachable creative adventures, culinary explorations, and premier cocktail tastings. The event was designed for customers with a love of the arts, as well as those who desire an immersive getaway, providing the perfect balance of active, intellectual art-focused conversations, and interactive art demonstrations, paired with superb food, wines, and cocktails.

"We are thrilled to unveil this riveting Cocktails & Canvas event, a first for our combined entities," explained Nunes, "Our team has poured passion into the planning of this event to cater to our special clients which we hope will raise awareness for the talent which exists in our country".

Over the course of 90 minutes, three renowned artists worked and transformed blank canvases into works of art as guests looked on in amazement.

At the end of the night, guests walked away with one-of-a-kind artistic pieces from a few of Jamaica's artistic geniuses.