Article courtesy of the New Mexico Amigos
Las Cruces, New Mexico artist, Virginia Maria Romero, was commissioned to provide the gift presented to Virgin Galactic representatives, by the New Mexico Amigos, during the Amigos recent tour of Virgin Galactic’s facility at the Mojave Spaceport in California. The New Mexico Amigos, made up of civic and business leaders from around the state, serve as official goodwill ambassadors for New Mexico.
An image of Romero’s painting Blast Off which she completed in 2007; depicting a spaceship taking off from the New Mexico desert inspired by the news of a New Mexico Spaceport, along with an authorized photo of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Galactic, were used to create a tile mural by her and her Arte de Romero business partner.
A New Mexico Amigo, Governor Bill Richardson, presented Romero’s artwork to representatives of Virgin Galactic during the tour. For further information contact New Mexico Amigos, Mike Pemberton: firstname.lastname@example.org