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One of our co-founders & very good friend to those who know her, Kate Ortolano has recently embarked on an amazing expedition spreading art to the local community and abroad.
The Amazon Yarapa River Lodge hosted Kate & her husband Brian in this adventure.
just returned from the jungle……my heart and spirit couldn’t be more full! The kids are beautiful as well as all the families in the pueblos.”
Thank you so much for your generous donation to the kids in the jungle of Peru …..we are on the Amazon near Iquitos….it was hot, but the children were so quietly excited to receive their gifts! I handed most over to their maestro .You guys made a difference!Best and see you soon!Kate”
The people of Peru were incredibly kind and shared with Kate their way of life and how art is incorporated into their culture as a means of demonstrating from what village one originates from by the fashion of their weavings on textiles, to record-keeping knots on Khipu; all of which had been passed down through families for generations.
Inspired by this, Kate is sharing her ideas on subject matter to teach for future classes here at Art Escape.