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Young Artists' Works Inspire Credit Union Mural

Two women and a man stand masked in front of a large mural painted on a wall.
Tom Flanigan
Joshua, Sofia and Adriana pose before the finished mural behind Envision Credit Union's Tallahassee headquarters on North Monroe Street.

The 3 Tallahassee students were selected as the winners of Envision Credit Union's art contest.

The concepts of 3 young artists now adorn a giant retaining wall in the drive-thru area of a Tallahassee Credit Union. The mural's big reveal took place Tuesday night, June 8.

Envision Credit Union President and CEO Darryl Worrel spoke at the event.

"We are so proud of each of these artists and how creative they are in thinking about what Tallahassee means."

Joshua Osbourn, an IB Program 9th grader at Rickards High School, contributed a sketch of the Historic Florida Capitol with the Envision logo hovering over it.

"To just keep it basic with the logo and the name and a few stock market symbols or something," he offered by way of explaining his artistic idea.

He joined Sofia and Adrianna, the other two design contest winners. Then professional artist Eric Sapronetti combined and rendered the designs on a 60 by 13 foot curving concrete canvas.

"I didn't feel the need to be technically exact. I just felt the need to convey the message and I hope I did that; I think I did that."

Including all the local images and references that were in the kids' original art work.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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