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Colombian and American Artists Exchange Ideas at Beyond Walls

Felipe Ortiz, founder of the Fresco Exchange, left, and Jesus David Rodriguez of Grafica Mestiza stand in the community gallery at GALA, surrounded by art from artists of the Fresco Exchange. (Spenser R. Hasak)

Four years ago, Felipe Ortiz '09 BFA Painting created Fresco Exchange, a Colombia-based organization that bridges the creative gap between Latin American and United States culture around art. It works with artists to enhance artistic opportunities, share methods of cultural expression, and inspire communities with new ways of creative thinking.