Monday, December 5, 2011

LAURIE BETH ZUCKERMAN'S PHOTO OF MADONNA AT VIEJO SAN ACACIO CHURCH, CO

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Madonna at the
Viejo San Acacio Church in Southern Colorado
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Madonnas in the
window of the adobe Viejo San Acacio Church 
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Madonna and Child
stands by the altar of the Viejo San Acacio Mission
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of the altar reredo screen
painted by Marie Romero Cash at the Viejo San Acacio Mission
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of the Viejo San Acacio Mission, Colorado

Laurie Beth Zuckerman photographed a touching image of the Madonna and Child in the window of the old church in San Acacio, is the oldest adobe mission church in Southern Colorado, built in the early 1860s. It appears that each of the religious window designs was a gift from members of the church community. Inside the church has been well-restored and contains a beautiful statue of the Madonna and Child. The reredo altar screen was painted by New Mexican artist, Marie Romero Cash. It is in the style of the reredos seen in so many of the famous mission churches in Northern New Mexico. To read more about Marie Romero Cash, click on this website: http://sacredartpilgrim.com/collection/view/47

This is my combined Day 5 and 6 entry for "A Virgin a Day." To witness all the other wonderful contributions by artists around the country, log onto Rebecca Brooks' site: http://www.corazon.typepad.com/

15 comments:

Hettienne said...

This is such a privilege to be able to see firstly your beautiful photographs and secondly such unusual (for me) images of the Madonna. Thank you for sharing!

Vintage Green said...

Such great photography of Marys windows. That sounds like an interesting church.

*jean* said...

gorgeous!

Lenora said...

and everyone is always so different.. and yet the message the same..

priti.lisa said...

The window photograph is positively magical♥♥♥

rebecca said...

precious memories...etched in time and the hearts of the congregation.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

O thank you for this deliciously dark Madonna!

Affectionate Madonna

Gloria said...

This is so beautiful. It's just magical. Thanks so much.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I just love the posts where a story is told and I can be linked to finding out more. Beautiful place in So Co.

Meri said...

Really lovely! Love the altar screen.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

It's funny how we are drawn to certain things we may have missed. I read your post yesterday, but today the first virgin, in browns and blues, really made my heart leap. What kind of camera do you use?

Laurie Beth Zuckerman said...

Thanks to all of you who have enjoyed and commented on my posts. What a great audience!!

For Fran, I use a Nikon digital and a Canon SLR digital camera for my work. I shoot at high-resolution for almost everything. Color and other details are improved in Adobe Photoshop. Plus I take a million pictures and just post the best,

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I bow down in awe and wonder before this representation of Mary. O holy, holy, holy!

My Lady Comfort

rebecca said...

i look forward to the day we stand side by side sharing our favorite marys!

Noelle Renee said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I am deeply moved by this whole representation of Our Lady. Beautifully photographed. Thank you.
Noelle