Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The fabulous sculptures of local artist Gloria Elies were featured at the season opening reception of the Peter Gray Art Museum on December 1. Gloria, who has lived and worked in Puerto Vallarta for almost 50 years, is a local treasure, right up there with Barragan, Lepe and Barquet.
Now in her 88th year, Gloria was in attendance at the reception to meet admirers numbering an estimated 200, and to receive a certificate of recognition from Dr. Max Grieg, Rector of Universidad de la Costa (CUC), Nacho Cadena, former head of the PV Cultural Commission, and Buri Gray, President of the Peter Gray Museum Patronato.
Needless to say, Gloria was overwhelmed by the love and attention bestowed upon her, and stayed to cut the ribbon to open her exhibit and chat with attendees.
The museum is open weekdays from 11 am - 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am - 2 pm. It will be closed during the Christmas/New Year's university vacation period (December 19 - January 8.) Admission is free of charge.
We hope to see you at the Peter Gray Art Museum soon. The next open exhibition will feature Mexican indigenous folk art from Mata Ortiz in the North to Oaxaca and Chiapas in the South. Stay tuned for further details.
The Peter Gray Art Museum is located on the beautiful campus of Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUC) in the northern part of Puerto Vallarta. To get there, take Highway 200 North past the airport. Turn right at the roundabout just past Home Depot following the signs to the University. Travel approximately 2 kilometers east to the turnoff right to CUC. The entrance to CUC is on the right only about two blocks from the main highway.Park in the lot to the right as you enter the campus. Then simply walk a short distance through campus on the tree-lined main walkway to the museum, which is on the left near the reptile conservancy. If you think you may be lost, just ask any student for directions.