The Corrales Historical Society will present an illustrated presentation about a mural depicting wine making in New Mexico at the Old Church on Sunday, October 24 at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public, and will be followed by a wine tasting hosted by Corrales Winery. Muralist Federico Vigil will tell how he developed  the concept and began executing a 2,500 square foot fresco inside the Albuquerque Convention Center.

“The fresco is evolving every day,” the City’s public art program manager, Sherri Brueggemann, said October 4. “He has drawings and new painted sections that he works on every week. This piece is a dynamic ongoing project, and I’m sure the audience will be delighted to see the most updated version of this very involved and complicated art project.”

The artist grew up in Santa Fe, and was influenced by Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Pope Dimitroff, apprentices to Mexican muralist Diego Rivera in the 1930s.

The program, “The Story of Wine in New Mexico: Federico Vigil on depicting the history through the art of fresco,” was funded by a grant from Intel.

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