Murals: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Artist Michelle Ortiz working on some of the mural details
Artist Michelle Ortiz working on some of the mural details

Michelle Angela Ortiz, a mural artist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, traveled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on March 16-27 and April 7-15, 2015, for a two-part exchange. Working with Alianza Joven Honduras – USAID, Michelle trained four local artists in her techniques on mural painting and community engagement, and together created large-scale murals in two Tegucigalpa neighborhoods: Colonia 21 de Febrero and Colonia Estados Unidos. The murals incorporated portraits of community members, as well as themes including the environment, youth, and women’s empowerment.

Project summary

Murals: Tegucigalpa, Honduras | April 2015
Regions: Western Hemisphere
Countries: Honduras
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy, Empowering Women and Girls, Energy and the Environment, Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas: Culture, Exchanges
Partners: Private Sector