Meet the Artists!

Learn more about the artists that we have working on The Old Mission Historic Cemetery. They have worked tirelessly on projects to keep our loved one’s burial place a beautiful one.

The have worked on:

  • statue preservation restoration
  • restoring old crosses
  • revamping the veterans memorial and additions
  • fence repairs
  • signage repairs and restoration

We wanted to take the time to introduce these artists so you can see who is behind the wonderful work being completed.

A Mano Art & Design, LLC

Roger Montenegro and Ash RhodeA Mano Art & Design, LLC., is a convenient, all-in-house design studio; from design, creation, production, fabrication, renovation, & more – from start to finish. The company started at the height of the pandemic of 2020, recognizing the continuing need for hope & faith through art & beauty; and to portray those attributes within the body of work. Working under a previous studio house, Roger Montenegro and Ash Rhode were the artisans responsible for the actual work. As the experience grew, so did their knowledge of self-employment & becoming business owners. They saw the need from the client, to directly collaborate with the fine artisans, catering to all the client’s needs, including The Roman Catholic Church. The studio embodies the principles of Tradition & The New Liturgical Movement by creating Sacred Liturgical Fine Art & Designs; to invoke Holy Reverence and Divine Inspiration.

Experience & Skill

The All-in-House Fine Art Design Studio prides itself in experience in fine art, graphic art, mural work, faux finishes & faux bois, commercial work &flooring, sculpture, sculpture restorations, ironworks & welding, welding fabrications, furniture restoration & fabrication, all restoration services, interior designs & services, facade designs, color consultations, and more. We have experience in commercial work, privately owned high-end residential, and public work. Clients range from The Roman Catholic Church, to The Hearst Family.
A Mano Studio
(626) 235-4007

25332 Yacht Drive

Dana Point, CA 92629

Current Projects

Michelangelo’s “Deposition” Replica Statue Repair and Restoration

Historic Families, we need your help with our new project. Attached is the cost to restore this beautiful donated statue so it can withstand the elements at The Old Mission Historic Cemetery. Please mail all donations to:

Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee
25332 Yacht Drive ~ Dana Point, CA 92629

(A Non-Profit Organization) Tax ID#35-2419216

Michelangelo's "Deposition" replica statue repair and restoration<br />
total cost $3,483.
Preserving our historic cemetery

Dear Historical Families, Loyal Friends, and Friends we haven’t met yet,

It is up to our committee to maintain/make many repairs at the Old Mission Historic Cemetery, including the completed Eagle Scout projects.

As you can see in the pictures provided, the wrought iron fence on the northern side has deteriorated significantly.  This creates a serious security issue and an urgency to raise funds. Thank you to all those who donated for the south side fence as those repairs have been completed!

The Old Mission Historic Cemetery was established in the 1830s and now we ask you to be a part of its ongoing preservation.  We need you to help us protect the generations of families that rest in peace at this historical, sacred site.

We can’t do this alone.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation via GiveSendGo today.

Thank you very much for your contribution, it is greatly appreciated.

For any and all questions, please contact Jerry Nieblas, President of the Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee at

Thank you!