Atrisco Heritage Foundation To Manage Unique Cultural Art Project
Frederico Vigil has blessed this earth with a number of great works of art that will be around for decades to come. This latest project is another example of that. The support by Atrisco Heritage Foundation and the Atrisco Companies of Federico has always been strong. Atrisco is very appreciative of being included in the latest project by reference to "Atrisco 1598" in the fresco image. The symbolism is significant because of 16th century Spanish colonialism into the New World which ultimately lead to Spanish Land Grants like Atrisco. Atrisco's connection between Old and New Worlds is on full display for Spaniards and other visitors to see. It is also another great placement of our land grant name. We have now (5) prominent placements of names including here in Albuquerque, NM and also now in Alburquerque, Spain.
Fresco Project is Complete!
For more Information on our Sister Cities Fresco Project, link below to Baylio which is a Magazine from Alburquerque, Spain
Beautifying El Campo Santo's Cemeteries
Over the past three years El Campo Santo has made significant improvements to the aesthetics of all three cemeteries. Preserving our El Campo Santo is the same as preserving our heritage. An effort which we believe is fundamental to our organizations. With each cemetery we have undertaken projects to improve the cultural look and appeal. At Santa Clara we re-constructed the bottom entry wall and updated the mural with two lovely angels and beautiful mountains with a blue sky background. We brightened up Evangelico with vibrant, colorful flowers on the inner south and east block wall, as well as added a serene and calming mural to the front of Evangelico. At San Jose, we renovated the pavilion and added a table so families can gather, sit down, and relax when visiting their loved ones. Colorful murals have also been added to San Jose de Armijo inner walls, enhancing the charm of our beloved cemeteries. We have also started to add monumental land marks. The first example of this is at San Jose Cemetery where we added three white rod iron crosses created by on of our very own local artists from the South Valley who is also an heir to the Atrisco Land Grant. The crosses can be seen as you drive into the cemetery to the east of the pavilion. The three crosses have a profound image and send out a message of peace and tranquility. As well, they add to the beautiful view of our Sandia Mountains now.
Our cemeteries are deeply rooted within our community and provide our community a link to our ancestors. Our cemeteries also embody diverse religious practices, as well as have strong cultural affiliations that tie into each family's traditions and personal preferences. El Campo Santo will continue to make improvements and place inspirational and culturally relevant landmarks throughout our cemeteries. Please be sure to take note the next time you happen to visit your loved ones!
Anita Lucero, El Campo Santo Manager