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Fishermen Sculpture model for PV’s 100th year municipality anniversary:
Melody in Motion, by Jim Demetro:Other new sculptures: The Highest Love, Whale Song, Andale Bernando, and Los Amantes:I. The Highest Love, by Christina Demetro and Jim Demetro:III. Andale Bernardo:Eva and Jim Demetro, with daughter Christina sitting on Bernado
PV Mirror, February 2018:
BE A PART OF VALLARTA HISTORY!
Please come and join the father-daughter sculpting team Jim Demetro and Christina Demetro as they create “The Fishermen” statue. This is an opportunity to help sculpt it in clay before it is cast in bronze and donated to Puerto Vallarta for the City’s 100th anniversary.
Jim Demetro and his assistant daughter Christina Demetro are the sculptors behind the iconic Vallarta Dancers statues and other art pieces that honor the Mexican culture. The Fishermen statues will be installed along the Malecon where locals fish in the mornings. The City will provide the placement of the sculpture on the walkway, while the artists raise funds to create it and have it cast in bronze. They welcome significant donors to contribute to this life size bronze statue. The sculptors are also offering a small-version, limited-edition bronze of The Fishermen at a favorable pre-cast price.
Besides selling limited-edition bronzes, the Demetros have another unique way of raising money for the project. You are invited to co-sculpt. For a donation they will give you a piece of clay that you can put on the sculpture as it is being created in life size. Thus you will become a part of the history.
As a work-in-progress, “The Fishermen” creation can be found at the Demetro Galeria at Lazaro Cardenas 169, in Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta. The galley is on the same street as Jim Demetro’s Andale Bernardo Burro sculpture in Lazaro Cardenas Park that many school children helped create. Beside the chance for visitors to meet the sculptors and co-sculpt The Fishermen piece, the art gallery also provides a sculpting classroom. Beginner and advanced sculpting classes continue through February and March. Master sculptor and instructor Jim Demetro provides the tools, materials and live model for students of all abilities to create beautiful figurative art.
The Demetro Galeria also has a lively Thursday artist reception in the evenings. This weekly event follows a sunset sculpture walk that starts with tour guide/owner Gary Thompson at Galeria Pacifico on 174 Adalma Street at 6 pm and ends at Demetro Galeria.
Demetro Galeria, Lazaro Cardenas 169, Zona Romantica, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
|The Burro Project: Andale BernardoJim Demetro created a burro sculpture with assistance from daughter Christina called Andale Bernardo. He donated it to the city of Puerto Vallarta and it was installed in the Lazaro Cardenas Park, three blocks south of the River Cuale. This new sculpture’s central figure is a life-size burro, an important part of the history of Mexico and Puerto Vallarta. And in typical fashion, the burro is resisting the efforts of two small boys to move along. One boy pushes while another offers a carrot to encourage it. A dog gets into the act, tugging on the pant leg of one of the boys.
The sculpture gets its name, Andale Bernado, from the boys urging the burro along – “Andale” – and “Bernado,” the name of the burro that posed for the sculptor. Demetro has designed this sculpture to be interactive. Kids can climb on the burro’s back to have their picture taken. (See below.)
Smaller versions of Andale Bernado (pictured below) are available for purchase. In Puerto Vallarta, Jim can be reached at (52) 322-222-3411 ext 601 or email@example.com.
In the United States, Jim is at: 21727 N.E. Allworth Road Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone (360) 687-4187
Kids enjoying Andale Bernado in Lazaro Cardenas ParkThe smaller version is approximately 17.5″ by 7″ and 8″ tall.
IV. Los Amantes/ The Lovers:
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