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Statues and sculptures in Puerto Vallarta

Sculptures in Puerto Vallarta The Washer Woman Spiral Shark A boy a book a future Las Orcas Vallarta Whale Saint Francis of Assisi Vallarta Dancers Eriza-dos Saint Pascual Baylon Minstrel Ignacio L. Vallarta The Fisherman Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla John Huston Francisco Medina Ascencio Crown on OUr Lady of Guadalupe Parish The Golfer and the dolphins Lorena Ochoa The Seahorse at Las Pilitas Angel of Hope and Messenger of Peace The Millenia The Good Fortune Unicorn Nature as Mother Origin and Destiny The Rotunda of the Sea Searching for Reason La Nostalgia The Subtle Rock Eater Triton and the Nereid The Boy upon the Seahorse

Adding to the innumerable Statues and sculptures in Puerto Vallarta, one that catches the eye is Jim Demetro's dancing figures, the movement, the size and the colors all make it very special. It is also one, if not the, most photographed sculpture in town.

"Vallarta Dancers" by Jim Demetro (2006)

Jim Demetro, a US artist, was first inspired to create this impressive sculpture in the year 2000 when he witnessed the Xiutla dance troupe performing the "Jarabe Tapatío" (Mexican Hat Dance) on the Malecon, under the direction of their instructor and choreographer Professor Enrique Barrios Limón.

Vallarta Dancers, Jim Demetro

“I have studied the performances, pictures and videos of the Xiutla dancers and have worked closely with Professor Barrios to create an authentic portrayal of the dance. The realistic aspects are important to me. Mainly though, I have been focused on commemorating the artistic beauty Mexicans in Puerto Vallarta are known for.

Most of us who live here in Mexico are Mexican at heart, if not truly Mexican. The artistic beauty around us draws our community together. It inspires the best from us all. And I truly hope artistic beauty will always be a part of this town.” (source).

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The figures are life size, cast in bronze and are unique when compared to all other statues in town for their colored patina. The sculpture was unveiled on the extension of the Malecon, called Malecon II, in downtown Puerto Vallarta November 28th, 2006.

Author: Mogens Gallardo

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