Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – In a dazzling display of faith and artistic expression, the central Parish Museum at the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe welcomed visitors to the collective pictorial exhibition dedicated to the iconic Virgin of Guadalupe on Friday, December 1. The exhibition, featuring works by nine local artists from Puerto Vallarta, will be open to the public throughout December with free entry.
Father Arturo Arana López, the parish priest, inaugurated the exhibition, emphasizing its dual significance in religious and cultural contexts. “This celebration is not only religious but also cultural, and this exhibition is proof of it,” he remarked during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Curated by artistic promoter Isela Mariscal, the collection showcases paintings inspired by the Virgin of Guadalupe, each piece reflecting the unique style and perspective of the artist. Mariscal extended a warm invitation to citizens and tourists, encouraging them to explore the exhibit, particularly during the Guadeloupan pilgrimages. The artworks, spanning various techniques and trends, include realism, surrealism, cubism, and expressionism, created using watercolor, acrylic, and oil.
“Nine Vallarta artists have poured their faith, vision, and surroundings into these creations,” Mariscal shared, highlighting the diverse contributions from Ada Colorina, Cristina Portillo, Flor Riande, Lourdes Merino, Natalia Peralta, Inés González, Rafael Camacho, Hilda Rosales, and Isela Mariscal herself.
The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays, with a half-day schedule on Saturdays. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a poetic touch with poems inspired by the Virgin, authored by Viviana Curiel, Hugo Ochoa, and María Mora.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and heartfelt expressions of faith at this unique celebration of Puerto Vallarta’s patron saint.