Artists of the group Sin-Agi received assistance from personnel of the Baguio Fire Department and University of the Cordilleras police interns at the Baguio City Police Office – Station 5 in cleaning the 8 by 100 feet biking mobility Climate Action Wall along Legarda Road as the artist group readies for a February 1 opening.
Sin-Agi convenor councilor Leandro Yangot, Jr. said the cleaning paves the way to the application of granite top coat.
“The application of a granite top coat. That will protect the new art wall from the weather.”
“We will use a granite top coat. That will protect the new art wall from the weather – sun and rain – and soot from vehicles plying the road to and from Marcos Highway,” Yangot explained.
He launched the painting with mayor Benjamin Magalong in December of last year, during the mayor’s birthday to address climate change through reduction of carbon footprint.
Yangot said that the February 1 launching will also coincide with the country’s celebration of art month and the biking mobility mural as the group’s offering to the month-long event where the group is expected to launch its own art bank, a series of workshops for students, particularly high school.
“The February 1 launching will also coincide with the country’s celebration of art month.”
“It will be a busy month for Sin-Agi,” he said.
Yangot was the one who coined the term to his new group that means helping among family members with the older providing assistance to the younger ones, which has been his advocacy the past two years with the Free Arts Lessons at the Park for young aspiring artists.
In fact, beside him and the three veteran artists, graduates of the free arts lessons helped in the painting of the 100-foot long mural.
Yangot is looking at the remaining 50-foot portion of the Legarda wall below the Europa Condominium and before the Baguio Police Station 5 for the Buyog Watershed mural which is a call to stop tree cutting and encroachment at the watershed which is one of the city’s main sources of water and agreed upon with Magalong during a meeting last year.
“We want a stop to tree cutting at the Buyog watershed now,” Magalong stressed.