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Bringing culture and diversity to the walls of Aurora's
Stanley Marketplace and Colfax Avenue.

" My muralist journey began from word of mouth, "
explains Roche, who has been a contemporary
artist for more than a decade with a style heavily influenced by her African, Latin, and Indian
roots. Roche showcased her piece " Abstract
Thinker "   at an art exhibition hosted by the
Aurora Cultural Arts District. It was there
she met RiNo Art District Co-Founder &
Executive Director Tracy Weil. 
" Tracy suggested that I should do murals when
I participated in the art exhibition at The
People's Building grand opening, " says Roche.
Shortly after, she received an email about a
mural request at Aurora's Stanley Marketplace.
The result? Roche's brightly colored mural
" Afro-Flower Lady " (see page 34) in hues of
purple, pink, and yellow on the first floor

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of the former aviation factory that is now a
food hall and urban marketplace. 
" The vibrant colors of the lady's poised and
dramatic Afro with the purple hibiscus flowers bursting out of her fro capture people's
eye, " explains Roche. " My art brings together
multicultural traditions representing a strong
diversity and unique style of art everyone can
relate to. "
The bright colors and contemporary feel of
Stanley Marketplace made it easy for Roche to
sign on for another mural in July 2020. Located
between retailers Trunk Nouveau and Sterre,
" Black Butterfly " is a rendition of Roche's original black-and-white, mixed-media artwork featuring the likeness of R&B singer/songwriter
Lauryn Hill. 
Visitors also can see the artist's first outdoor
mural at 13100 E. Colfax in Aurora. " Butterfly
Magic " is a 20-foot piece featuring an eye-

catching blue background sprinkled with
warmly colored butterflies fluttering between
a woman and child. 
With three murals in Aurora, Roche says she's
ready for the next opportunity to create a
new work celebrating her artistic trademarks
of cultural diversity in the state's most diverse
city. " I'm looking forward to painting more
murals and beautifying communities! "

P H OTO S CO U R T E SY O F : J I AC U Y
R O C H E A N D O H H E Y C R E AT I V E

Jiacuy Roche didn't begin her career as
a muralist. But some of the best creations
came from an idea, a whole lot of paint, and a
chance interaction.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2021 Visitor Guide

2020 Visitor Guide
Aurora Savings Pass
Bring YBring Your Appeour Appetittitee – Tips for the best picnic spots and patios, where to dig into oodles of noodles, a craft beverage finder, and Aurora’s best takeout places.
Uplifting Community
Gathering Gathering PlacPlacee – A cheat sheet for new hotels and cool venues, Q/A with Gaylord Rockies GM Suzy Hart, action galore at Aurora Sports Park, and 10 Reasons to Meet in Aurora.
Stayycations, Buckcations, Buckeet Lists & Mort Lists & Moree – We’ve got the ideas, and you’ve got the time. Tackle those dream experiences, savor a sweet vacation close to home, and explore the outdoors like never before.
The HeARThe HeART & Soul oT & Soul of a Communityf a Community – A flurry of fantastic new murals, showcasing diverse voices, and cultural hotspots
Latest Happenings
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