Under Our Skin
Supporting women through art.
Under Our Skin (UOS) is a mixed-media visual and textile art class for women in (or who have experienced) transitional housing. The project explores stability, self-worth and common ground through art-making and is open to women in Simcoe County, Ontario.
UOS Process in Photos
Under Our Skin is a weekly art session where various visual and textile art skills are shared and practiced. Watercolours, acrylics, yarn, stitching, screen printing, weaving (integrating both natural and artificial fibres) are all explored within the context of belonging.
Capturing the Creative Process.
Using video and photography we strive to document and share the work of upcoming artists and community events at AIH.
Check out our latest blog post to see what’s been going on at AIH.
Light the Way.
April brings with it the beautiful photography of Letizia Firmani in our upcoming exhibit, Light the Way. Join us on April 6th for the opening reception and take in the dramatic visuals found in Letizia’s work.
I plan a lot of my work in black and white; my interest for light and dark goes back to my Italian roots, as Caravaggio is one of my favourite painters. I have to thank my mother for this love of visual arts and classical painters and I feel that I was quite fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow up surrounded by art in every shape and form. My work explores the relationship between critical theory and emotional memories; everything I make is being created mostly to express my emotions, and retell my experiences.
Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the mind. What begins as contemplation soon becomes refined in an unpleasant defeat, leaving only the sense of chaos and the beginning of a new compound. As changing forms freeze through diligent and critical practice, the viewer is left to witness the possibilities of our mental conditions, and experiences.
- Letizia Firmani