Through Our Eyes

Ashley Smith, Creative Village Studio Photography Workshop Parti

Creative Village Studio (CVS) is a community art studio that provides a supportive space to enrich lives through creative expression. CVS photographers use the camera to empower their own visions and share their unique perspectives, taking ownership of how they are represented in the world and effecting social change. A second exhibition, taking place at Community Junction (2934 Dundas St W), features Smith’s photographs of everyday moments in which the ordinary tells a story. She strives to show a person’s spirit through her portraits. Both venues are operated by Community Living Toronto, which provides services and community-based activities for inclusion, skill-building, and recreation to individuals with intellectual disabilities.