Artists and activities during the global pandemic
Like other artistic activities, culture was affected in this beautiful city at the beginning of 2020 by the global pandemic. The Bay of Banderas economy is supported by tourism, national and international visitors. A high percentage of artists depend on tourism for the sale of their works, as well as exhibitions.
Prior to borders being closed and tourists no longer visiting Puerto Vallarta due to the pandemic, the exhibition entitled "Puerto Vallarta from the heart to the world" was presented.
The exhibition was organized by Carla Rubio representing the University Center of the Coast and the Secretary of Tourism of Puerto Vallarta.
The invitation and participation in this event of a renowned local artist Ada Colorina stands out as a highlight of the event.
Ada Colorina appeared at the event with a work entitled "Las Amorosas" measuring 1.80 meters high x 1.54 meters long. The technique used for this work was acrylic and fiberglass.
During the time of the most critical stage of the pandemic, strategies were created to continue promoting local artists. One example of this was that exhibition events were produced taking advantage of technology by creating virtual events.
One of the most outstanding events was the one called "Confined Art and Society". This event was organized by the plastic artist Francisco San Miguel. This artist brought together other important artists of the plastic medium to display their local media pieces at the “Confined Art and Society” event that was held in the Library Los Mangos.
The event brought together more than 38 national and international artists. The painter Ada Colorina was present again and demonstrated the talent that characterizes her, this time with a work entitled: “Humanitarian Port”. Which represents the confinement of some of the crew members on cruise ships around the Bay and what they had to undergo until they were able to be returned to their home countries. The artist moved by this situation, the sanitary blockade of other places, and this Bay known as Banderas Bay, were all inspirations for this piece.
Another of the virtual events that were organized during the confinement that was caused by the pandemic was the exhibition entitled "Women Painting Women" held at the museum of Irapuato, Guanajuato. The event took place March 27 to April 25, 2021. The works presented in this exhibition were by 20 female artists. There again Ada Colorina participated and exceled with her work entitled “Frida Kalho's Pets”, using the acrylic on canvas technique.
During 2021 Ada Colorina participated in the event "The Woman's Room". The organizer of the event was Francisco San Miguel. The show appeared at the Galería Uno in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco June 30 to July 9, 2021.
We invite you to follow Ada Colorina’s art in the collective exhibition "México Vivo" in the former convent now museum, Dieguino in the city of Guanajuato December 7 to February 7, 2022.