We begin Season Three of Beyond the Gallery with Armando Silva, a performance artist in Greeley Creative District, Colorado Certified.
As an artist, Armando wants to bring artwork where artwork is needed. Artwork shouldn’t be a destination. Creativity shouldn’t be in one specific place – it should be everywhere, and it should be unexpected.
In case you missed it, make sure to watch the making of this episode with Armando – Behind the scenes: Performance art and speed painting.
I was born in Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico. My family moved to the Northern Colorado area in search of the American Dream when I was just five. I quickly became familiar with pop culture in America. Everything from Michael Jackson to current cartoons. I submerged myself in the visual and performing arts behind closed doors. As I grew up and became more comfortable with my talents I decided to invest in them and got my BA in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Since then, I have used my artistic platform to pursue my passion and purpose. I believe with my artistic powers I have a responsibility within my community to lead, educate and give back. I paint portraits to help tell stories, sometimes in my studio or on stages in front of thousands. As a creative I look for opportunities to present my artwork in order to paint a bigger picture. My intuition is to find the greens in a red rose and the blues in an orange. Every brush stroke has a rhythm and every color has its voice. ART MAN DO.
Season Three of Beyond the Gallery is made possible by Colorado Creative Industries. A division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy.” They strive to create a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and create significant and sustained investment in the creative sector where creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish.
What do you love to do?
What is your purpose? I’ll echo Armando’s question here for all of us to think about. Consider commenting below with your response.