Museo de las Americas was jam packed for July’s Cultural First Friday event July 6th. It was Frida Kahlo’s birthday and everyone wanted to see the unveiling of a huge new mural of Kahlo by artist Armando Silva! It is truly breathtaking. Muralist Armando Silva premiered his large-scale mural that illustrates the iconic facets that make up Frida’s life.
“It took him two days to create this unique piece of art,” said Jackie Munoz, Director of Operations for Museo de las Americas. I hope everyone, including those who could not get it, will come out to see it before it gone,” said Munoz adding “I’m really going to hate to see it go.”
If you have not had a chance to view it you still have time. The Mural will be on display through July 27th at the Museo de las Americas at 861 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO.
Watch and discover his process as an artist with his creation of “Buffalo” below!
Armando Silva is a muralist, artist, and performer originally from Sombrerete, Zacatecas, Mexico. Having moved to the Northern Colorado area at the age of 5, Armando quickly became familiar with pop culture in America. Everything from Michael Jackson to current cartoons, Armando submerged himself in the visual and performing arts behind closed doors. Since then, he has used his artistic platform to pursue his passion and purpose. Armando Silva has an array of murals within the Greeley area, including a commission by the University of Northern Colorado. Armando Silva continues to perform and express his artistic personality throughout local communities.
Museo celebrates Cultural First Fridays on Santa Fe Drive as a year-round, rain or shine, event that highlights a flair of latinidad in Denver.