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Oscar Zamarripa Opens at Galleria Dante December 13

December 06, 2019

Galleria Dante, the largest and most eclectic art gallery in Puerto Vallarta, is located at Basilio Badillo #269. For more information, call (322) 222-2477, or send an email to galleriadante(at)gmail.com.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - On Friday, December 13 from 6:00-10:00 pm, as part of the South Side Shuffle, a cocktail reception will open an art exhibit featuring the works of Guadalajara artist Oscar Zamarripa at Puerto Vallarta's largest and most eclectic fine art gallery, Galleria Dante.

Born in Guadalajara in 1949, Oscar's career as an artist started some 47 years ago. He studied in the Fine Arts school at the U of G, where he received the Luis Echeverreia medal for the best student of sculpture. He is in a constant quest for perfection, working up to 20 hours a day.

Spring 2014 marked a highlight in his career - every artist's dream to be invited by a prestigious museum to exhibit! The MUSA (Museum of the Arts) in Guadalajara had the honor of inviting Oscar to a beautiful exhibition of his works. It was a memorable evening and the show lasted 2 months.

Over the years, his admirers are in awe as his jumps between mediums: bronze, silver, resins, polymers, metal, stainless steel, wood, granite, alabaster, onyx, petrified wood, semi-precious stones, ceramic, found objects and stained glass.

We marvel at his exquisite, elaborate textures, elegant curves, his use of color. He is a master of the ancient technique of estofado, which involves a special paint finish over silver and gold lead that has been applied to finely chiseled wooden used within the Catholic church for centuries. Oscar always personalizes his "one of a kind" two-sided sculptures with his own unique style of "magic realism."

Every sculpture has a story, every story includes a time and a place in the memories of Oscar, past and present. "For me it is very important not to forget my childhood experiences, so I have recorded them into my sculptures. They are stories that I would like to share with others."

To know Oscar is to love him. He has joy in him, as do his sculptures. You rarely meet anyone who is such a nice person, hard worker and so talented all at the same time. "My work arises from my need to share my soul with the viewer, through images of my childhood, rescuing pre-Hispanic dances and rituals, keeping them alive in time. The cultural roots of my people are recognizable in my work."

This year Oscar will be signing a book of his "Galletas" series - these are all wonderful gems. Come and meet this wonderful artist for cocktails from 6:00 to 10:00 pm on Friday, December 13th at Galleria Dante.

While you are there, be sure to check out Di Vino Dante, a chic wine and tapas bar overlooking the gallery's sculpture garden that serves creative cuisine and cocktails Monday-Saturday from 2:00-11:00 pm, and features live music every M, T, W, F & Sat night. Please Note: Di Vino Dante does not take reservations on South Side Shuffle nights.

PUERTO VALLARTA SOUTH SIDE SHUFFLE 2019-2020 DATES


• November 29, 2019
• December 13, 2019
• December 27, 2019
• January 10, 2020
• January 24, 2020
• February 7, 2020
• February 21, 2020
• March 6, 2020
• March 20, 2020
• April 3, 2020

The South Side Shuffle hits the streets of Basilio Badillo and Constitución every other Friday from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, so make plans now to come out and be part of the only ongoing party of its kind in all of Puerto Vallarta.

Open Mon-Fri from 10 am-5 pm, Galleria Dante is located at Basilio Badillo #269 in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone. For more information, call (322) 222-2477, or send an email to info(at)galleriadante.com.

Click HERE to learn more about Galleria Dante.