City of Greeley News

Aims Community College and the City of Greeley Sponsor New Mural


Local award-winning artist Armando Silva begins work on Monday, August 13, on a mural approximately 75 feet wide by 40 feet tall on the east-facing wall of the Rodarte Community Center  building - located at 920 A Street. Aims Community College commissioned the project in conjunction with the City of Greeley, who will provide the location and maintenance.

The intended message of the artist in the mural will be “El Poder Es Saber (Knowledge is Power),” encouraging area youth to achieve academic success and college attainment. Silva has created over a dozen projects within the city over the course of eight years. His work, featured in downtown Greeley, includes “Einstein” and “Courage” as part of the Greeley Creative District .

This project, largely funded by a grant given by Aims Community College and by the City of Greeley’s 1% for Art Program  will be donated to the City of Greeley Permanent Art Collection.

For more information, call Aims Community College, Mario Gonzalez at 970-339-6239 or the City of Greeley Public Art Coordinator, Kim Snyder at 970-350-9450 or

Release Date:
Aug 10, 2018
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Kim Snyder, Public Art Coordinator
Culture, Parks and Recreation Department – Public Art

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