Upon arriving at the Padre André Square in the town of Alto Alegre do Pindaré (MA), a colorful panel of approximately 100m² stands out. Between July 20th and 23rd, five artists from Maranhão, namely Kailany, João Costa, VitÓria, Lea Pac, and MS Graffit created a mural at the Parish House.Share
Throughout the mural, which was created as a kind of timeline, the regional fauna and flora stand out. The mural portrays the indigenous people as the ancestral inhabitants of the area, the anglers as traditional professionals in the region, and the fish as an important source of livelihood and a cultural identity of the local gastronomy. The coconut breakers and the ox are meant to celebrate the heritage, culture, art and the people who make up the state of Maranhão. The mural includes thus a set of elements that synthesize local pride and the feeling of belonging.