We are thrilled to welcome UNCO PVA alum, Armando Silva, as our first Distinguished Speaker for the 23/24 Season as part of the Arts Entrepreneurship Foundry!

Armando will be presenting on "Unpacking the Portfolio" from 1:00-2:00 on September 23, 2023 in the Campus Commons Rehearsal Hall as part of the Arts Entrepreneurship Foundry. 

VISUAL ARTS STUDENTS- BRING YOUR PORTFOLIOS!   Following the presentation there will be a portfolio review and Q&A with Armando. 

Read more about Armando:

Armando Silva uses his artistic drive to tell powerful stories, build community, and inspire audiences through art. His artistic practice focuses on color theory, character building and storytelling. His large-scale mural installations give communities a way to communicate impactful messages. Armando has been celebrated for his collaborations with cities, non-profits, businesses, and educators across the state and beyond.

Armando was born in Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico. At age 5, his family moved to Northern Colorado to pursue the American Dream, and Armando submerged himself into visual and performing arts as a way to communicate and find his identity as an ESL student. After developing his talents throughout high school, he decided to invest in them and earned a BA in Fine Arts from The University of Northern Colorado.

“Armando is more than an artist. He is a community minded inspiration who we have had the pleasure of working with. His art is both unique and powerful. Through his live performance portrait sessions, Armando has been able to tell the story about the Denver Broncos while adding an unparalleled entertainment factor to our events and ceremonies”

Connect with Armando here!  https://www.artmandosilva.com/