Local Artist Spreads Galveston Love to Houston Mural Festival
GALVESTON, Texas (November 3, 2015) – A local artist is spreading the love to Houston. The love of Galveston, that is.
Galveston Artist Gabriel Prusmack recently participated in the Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival, painting a 60-feet-wide mural depicting Galveston’s iconic tourist attractions and a banner that reads #LoveGalveston.
The festival took place Oct. 17-24 throughout downtown Houston and featured 90 different artists who painted nearly 20,000 square feet of urban wall spaces.
The Galveston mural is located at 2011 Leeland Street near the Houston Dynamo stadium. It showcases iconic images of Galveston – such as shore birds, the Mardi Gras arch, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, the Moody Gardens pyramids and the 1900 Storm Memorial statue – in a brightly colored collage.
Prusmack, along with co-artist Fabio Panone Lopes of Brazil, spent 35 hours painting the pop/realistic-style Galveston wall. Prusmack was selected by renowned Houston graffiti artist and HUE Mural Festival founder GONZO247 to participate in the event.
“It’s an honor to bring what I represent to the world,” Prusmack said. “I love representing the island and where I’m from because I love Galveston and I’m proud of it.”
The mural was commissioned by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and coincides the launch of the CVB’s #LoveGalveston Instagram photo contest. For details on the #LoveGalveston photo contest, visit www.galveston.com/lovegalveston.