Puerto Vallarta revealed five new sculptures that were installed in different parts of the city. The works of art derived from the International Forum of Sculptors Puerto Vallarta 2017, organized by the University Campus of the Coast (CUCosta) of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG).
In the presence of municipal and university authorities and sponsoring businessmen, the esplanade of the La Aurora colony was the first place where the sculpture “El cuento del pescador” was unveiled.
In addition to the acting mayor Rodolfo Domínguez Monrroy, executive coordinator of the forum, María Asunción Ramírez Barajas; the director of the Instituto Vallartense de Cultura (IVC), teacher Arturo Dávila López; the sponsor and general director of Corporativo Más Vacations, Vicente Aguilar Sosa; and the representative of the La Aurora colony, Juan Manuel Hernández Izquierdo all attended the ceremony.
“The purpose of this cultural event is to provide Puerto Vallarta with cultural works that enrich the heritage of the people of Vallarta,” said Rector of CUCosta, Dr. Marco Antonio Cortés Guardado. “Above all, to enrich the cultural heritage of the popular areas of the city. Bring culture, important works to the people of Vallarta who have fewer resources and who, therefore, have fewer opportunities to access the experience of living with sculptural works of large format on a daily basis.”
The president of Tafer Hotels & Resorts, Luis Fernando Gonzalez Corona, highlighted the role of UdeG in the promotion of art and culture while underlining the relevance of promoting greater artistic works in Puerto Vallarta with the collaboration of the municipal authority.
“I dare to invite the municipal government with Rodolfo at this time, with Arturo tomorrow and with those who come, to maintain an intensely dynamic, proliferation, greater artistic manifestations and especially sculptures, throughout the length and breadth of the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta “.
The Municipality of Puerto Vallarta, through the Directorate of Social Development and the IVC, together with neighborhood representatives, identified the neighborhoods with the greatest need for reconstruction of the social fabric. They also contributed to the placement of concrete bases, as well as the intervention and conditioning of the areas, prior to the installation of the sculptures donated by the University.
Local representatives of the La Aurora, Infonavit CTM, and Los Sauces housing units welcomed the works built in stainless steel by sculptors of recognized prestige and international quality. The other two donated sculptures were installed in the Linear Park on the banks of the Pitillal River, and on the road to Las Palmas, at the junction with the avenue of entrance to CUCosta, respectively.