BELLEVUE, Washington – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 25, 2021–

Symetra celebrated the opening of the revolutionary Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center on October 22 with the installation of a work of art depicting the vision of the Bellevue, Wash., Based life insurer of “Create a world where more people have access to financial freedom”.

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“Symetra is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new chapter for Seattle, for sport and entertainment, and for our brand,” said Trinity Parker, SVP, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs. “From the start, our partnership with the Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken has been based on our values ​​aligned around diversity and inclusion and a shared commitment to community. We recognized that the Symetra Club space provided us with a unique opportunity to connect our values ​​with fans and customers, and we wanted to share this opportunity with one of the many BIPOC artists in our community. We believe Aramis Hamer has created a bold and exciting expression of our vision. (Photo: Business Wire)

Symetra SVP Trinity Parker joined Seattle artist Aramis O. Hamer to launch the sprawling 6-by-9-foot acrylic painting on canvas in the 11,000-square-foot Symetra Club event space in the arena. Symetra is the first founding partner of the Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken, the newest NHL franchise. Home to the Kraken and the WNBA Seattle Storm, also a partner of Symetra, the Climate Pledge Arena is the world’s first net zero certified arena.

“Symetra is thrilled to be a part of this exciting new chapter for Seattle, for sports and entertainment, and for our brand,” said Trinity Parker, senior vice president, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs. “From the start, our partnership with the Climate Pledge Arena and the Seattle Kraken has been based on our values ​​aligned around diversity and inclusion and a shared commitment to community. We recognized that the Symetra Club space provided us with a unique opportunity to connect our values ​​with fans and customers, and we wanted to share this opportunity with one of the many BIPOC artists in our community. We believe Aramis Hamer has created a bold and exciting expression of our vision.

A rising star in Seattle’s arts community, Ms. Hamer is a self-taught visual artist and muralist whose subject matter is inspired by the cosmos, music, nature, divine femininity, and the intricacies of black culture. These themes are reflected in the vibrant Symetra Club piece, with visual references to its Pacific Northwest setting, the tentacles of the Kraken, and the vision of Symetra. “The message was, ‘What does financial freedom look like to me? I wanted to represent Mother Earth as this purple divine goddess. Behind it is the galaxy, my abstract representation of a financial spreadsheet, but I really wanted those lines to break to represent this idea of ​​financial freedom, ”says Hamer. “What is so powerful about all of the partners – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle Kraken and Symetra – all require diversity. But they are demanding it now because we first asked for it.

Ms Hamer talks more about how she approached the commission, the power of diversity and her partnership with Symetra here.

In addition to the Symetra Club, the Symetra brand is prominently displayed throughout the Climate Pledge Arena as well as the Kraken’s Northgate Ice Center training facility, appearing on the ice and scoreboard panels. In addition to the Seattle Kraken and Seattle Storm games, the arena will host over 100 evenings of live entertainment and music per year.

About Symetra

Symetra Life Insurance Company is a subsidiary of Symetra Financial Corporation, a diversified financial services company based in Bellevue, Washington. In business since 1957, Symetra offers employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of employee benefits advisors, financial institutions, independent financial professionals and producers of benefits. ‘assurance. For more information, visit www.symetra.com.

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