By Submitted Story on July 28, 2020
Dare County Arts Council and the Town of Nags Head, NC have partnered on a special mural at Dowdy Park to honor the lives of Ravann Horton and Sebastian (Sebi) Lopez who tragically passed away in a house fire in May.
The mural was painted on the peek-a-boo wall at Dowdy Park by local artists who donated their time to the project, including Fay Davis Edwards, AmyLynn McCabe, Dawn Gray Moraga, and Kayleigh Trott, as well as Ravann and Sebi’s family and close friends. Every piece of the mural has a special meaning. For example, the music notes outlining the holes in the peek-a-boo wall represent always being able to see Ravann and Sebi through music, the waves represent their love of the beach, the Shel Silverstein quote is from their favorite book “The Giving Tree,” and the clasping hands represent unity.
Ravann and Sebastian were a big part of the Outer Banks community, known for giving back and celebrating the arts, especially music. Ravann was the founder of Ravra Productions, a music production business that helped organize concerts and community events, including Dare County Arts Council’s Artrageous Kids Art Festival, which has been held at Dowdy Park since 2017. Everyone is invited to visit Dowdy Park in Nags Head to see the new mural.