November 15th, 2014 | APSF-admin
Alumnus: Tracy Weil
High School: Central
Year of Graduation: 1984
Post High School Path: Bachelors, Communications and Journalism—Fort Lewis College
Associates, Applied Science in Multimedia Computer Animation–Colorado Institute of Art
Occupation: Managing Director of the Aurora Cultural Arts District
The Aurora Public School system was always supportive of Tracy Weil’s choice to follow a creative career with the availability of vibrant art programs and classes. He cites amazing music, theater, and art teachers that help mold him as a person and inspire him. Tracy has worked as the Creative Director for the Denver County Fair and for his own nonprofit startup company Weilworks, LLC. He has also been with the River North Arts District, RiNO, as the founder, President and Chairman, and has had many other successful endeavors and exhibitions.
In his current role as an Artist and Managing Director of ACAD, he knows an artist in today’s society must be nimble and have a diverse income stream to make a living, and he does this by community building at ACAD, by selling his artwork, through graphic design work and creative direction, and also finds time as an urban farmer growing heirloom tomato plants as a side business. Starting RiNO in 2005 as a grassroots organization that’s grown from eight locations to over 120 created new skills for Tracy that directly influenced his career as the Managing Director at ACAD. His experience curating exhibits, building community, running a nonprofit and being an artist all come together in this position. At ACAD, Tracy recently installed a new mural inside Tom’s Urban 24 on Larimer Square and helped with three arts districts in Denver, and continues to grow through and with the Aurora Cultural Arts District.