On Monday, in celebration of Earth Day, AICHO hosted a series of events for the downtown Gallery Hop. In the Robert Powless Cultural Center, Daniell LaPorte helped the kids and guests at AICHO turn their favorite T-Shirts into reusable and eco-friendly bags. These bags were then shipped out to be used by local institutions such as Super One Foods and the Whole Foods Co-Op. Guests also had the opportunity to experiment with screen printing, decorating their bags or other clothing and fabric. They were also introduced to our newest exhibit,Through Our Eyes, a combination of two previous exhibits that we have hosted. Through Our Eyes is a series of photographs taken by Gimaaji youth, outlining the world from their perspective in startling clarity.
Meanwhile, families were invited to participate in some art-making of their own. Working together, AICHO families created a beautiful sculpture of a bull (using only pom-poms!) which will be displayed in the building itself. Painting classes with Moira Villiard also produced a collectively painted banner. Overall, the Earth Day Gallery Hop was a huge success at AICHO.