By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
Mario Morales is more than just a muralist.The Mexico City native, who now resides in Rancho Viejo, has always had a passion for the creative.
For him, art is a catalyst for conversation. “Art form is and always has been a great way to introduce people to something,” he said. So when he was asked to create two murals that would complement the South Padre Island Convention Centre’s well-known Wyland Wall mural, he was eager to contribute.
“This is a part of something that is bigger than me,” he said, describing how the murals will be seen by both visitors to the Centre as well as boaters in the bay.
The City of South Padre Island has featured temporary art installations all across the Island, but also wishes to include more permanent pieces. Morales’ murals are just one part of that vision. “I wanted to be part of that
vision,” Morales said, thanking the City for the opportunity to, as he described, create “an interactive” artwork for future visitors.
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