Andale Bernardo

The Demetros & the Burro

Eva and Jim Demetro, with daughter Christina sitting on Bernado

"The Burro Project"

Jim Demetro has created a new sculpture and donated it to the city of Puerto Vallarta. It was installed in the Lazaro Cardenas Park, three blocks south of the River Cuale, on February 28.

This new sculpture’s central figure is a life-size burro, an important part of the history of Mexico and Puerto Vallarta. And in typical fashion, the burro is resisting the efforts of two small boys to move along. One boy pushes while another offers a carrot and pulls on the reluctant donkey. A dog gets into the act, tugging on the pant leg of one of the boys.

The sculpture gets its name, Andale Bernado, from the boys urging the burro along - "Andale" - and "Bernado," the name of the burro that posed for the sculptor. Demetro has designed this sculpture to be interactive. Kids can climb on the burro’s back to have their picture taken. (See below.)

Smaller versions of Andale Bernado (pictured below) are available for purchase from the sculptor. In Puerto Vallarta, Jim can be reached at (52) 322-222-3411 ext 108 or

In the United States, Jim is at: 21727 N.E. Allworth Road Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone (360) 687-4187

Kids enjoying Andale Bernado in Lazaro Cardenas Park

Children and the Burro

The smaller version is approximately 17.5" by 7" and 8" tall.

Smaller Version of Burro

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