A “unique work of organic art” describes the mural in the First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque. The masterpiece is the only one that mid-century, Renaissance man, Alexander Girard created. Girard was an architect, interior designer, textile artist, and furniture designer. The mural was located in the 1964 Bauhaus-style sanctuary of Albuquerque architect Harvey Hoshour. Hoshour was a mid-century luminary in his own right. He and Girard were close friends. Visit the church to see the mural, learn about the artists, and the moving of the mural. Limited enrollment.
Sara Friederich is a long-time member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church. She befriended Hoshour in her professional role in commercial interior design. When the mural was disassembled and moved in 2013 to its home in the new sanctuary, she chaired the committee that determined how to take it apart and re-assemble it.