What we do

Vision

Playfully and actively, we dream and create together, in order to infuse art into the everyday. In this way, we work toward social change and all people identifying as creative beings who take part in creatively evolving their communities.

Community

Myths and Mirrors continues to create collaborative visual art such as murals, we are also directing our energies toward performance, puppetry and circus arts.

Projects

Myths and Mirrors takes on projects that challenge assumptions, build community and inspire hope.

Latest posts

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Myths and Mirrors Celebrates 20 years of Community Art Making!!!!

Dear Sudbury, Myths and Mirrors began in 1996 and here we are still going strong in 2016!  Over the past twenty years M&M has worked with over 10 000 participants in the creation of huge body of collective art work from theatre pieces to public art works to celebrations. We will be celebrating all this

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KAZZZAM! Stilt Walking and Circus Arts Training Starts May 14th!

M&M is gearing up for another KAZZZAM training season! Training in stilt walking and circus arts will run for 8 weeks starting May 14th with sessions happening Thursdays from 6-8 PM at Better Beginnings Better Futures, 450 Morin Avenue in Sudbury ON. Training is open to youth and young adults.  Contact us to learn more or sign up!

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2014 in Review!

2014……..what a wonderful year it was!  We have now been able to catch our breath after such a busy year and have had a chance to reflect, remember and tell the story of our busiest year ever. Some highlights were the amazing public art works Louis Street Community created for their outdoor spaces, establishing our

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Celebrating the Return of the Light

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, Better Beginnings Better Futures and The SPOT Youth Centre is finding light in dark times and welcoming the return of the sun. A community solstice celebration will take place on Thursday December 18th 6:00 PM at O’Conor Park, 140 St George Street.This family friendly evening will feature art-making, lantern lighting and a dessert

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M&M AGM Announced for November 1st, 2014!

M&M 2014 AGM Invite   MYTHS AND MIRRORS COMMUNITY ARTS Board of Directors and staff cordially invite you to our Annual General Meeting Where: Victory Park, 490 Frood Road When: Saturday November 1, 2014 1:00 PM AGM Meeting 2:30 PM Community Celebration Join us as we celebrate our activities of the past year and extend

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artist in residence intern position

Location: Sudbury, On Myths and Mirrors Mandate Artist in Residence Intern Position Myths and Mirrors Community Arts (M&M) promotes public participation in the arts by developing and providing the tools, resources and support for communities to express themselves. Objective The purpose of this internship is to assist in the development of an Artist in Residence

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the 2014 DANCE-A-THON was another huge success!

Beginning at 8 pm sharp on Saturday May 31st, the dance floor was shaking until 8 am Sunday June 1st. The amount of DancE-A-THON survivors doubled from last year with 20 participants remaining until 8 am, topping of the evening with a celebratory dance in the street in front of the Fromagerie Elgin to the

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dust off your dancing shoes

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts hosts it’s 2nd 12 hour Dance-A-Thon!! Myths and Mirrors invites you to support the arts by dancing!!! [Cue jazz hands] The Dance-A-Thon is a fundraiser with no shortage of fun. Participants register online, collect pledges and proceed to dance all night long…. or at least a portion of it! Non-stop

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Myths and Mirrors 2nd Annual 12 hour Dance-A-Thon!!!

Register to dance or make a donation at http://raiseathon.ca/mythsdance/

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FAAS 4: Foire d’Art Alternatif de Sudbury

From May 7 – 10 M&M joined roughly 30 artists onsite at the Rainbow Centre Shopping mall to create new and experimental art Every two years the Galerie du Nouvel Ontario organizes the Foire d’Art Alternatif de Sudbury, which pushes the boundaries in contemporary art and brings art making into the public sphere attracting regional,

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WANTED: dreamers…..the stuff of dreams…..dream weavers…….

Myths and Mirrors invites you to participate in dream sharing, borrowing and materializing. We will be at the Rainbow Centre this week for FAAS4, from Wednesday to Saturday (between 10ish and 6ish), making dreams real…….And we need your help to make our dream of dream collecting and realizing…..well….. realized. This is an official call out for:

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kazzzam registration now open for the 2014 season!

Learn to stilt walk, develop performances with the troupe and design and create costumes! Workshops will be Sundays from April 13th-June 29th from 2 pm – 6 pm. Spots on the troupe is open to youth from ages 14 – 18!  (if you are older and interested in joining just contact us!) We have limited spaces

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story time

During our March Break Drop-in we are creating story dice to share and from which create unique stories. Listen to Justin’s story created from these four symbols. At Dawn by Justin Boivin

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park art!!!

Some amazing art being created at Victory Park of Victory Park!!!   Everyone is welcome to add their creative touch to our miniature model of Victory Park.  Fantastic play structures, public artwork, dreams….a little version of you!  Join us this week as we play and dream.  10-4 each day! All work created will be exhibited

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march break drop-in @ victory park

All are welcome to join us for visual art and story telling activities this week from 10 am – 4 pm at Victory Park, 496 Frood Road.

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introducing….myths and mirrors’ newsletter!!!!

We, the board and staff of Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, are very excited to share with you the highlights of 2013 and give you a heads up about whats coming in 2014 with our first newsletter!! This will be a quarterly newsletter to keep you updated and informed on what we are up to

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….and the stilt walking season begins!!!

FAT SATURDAY!!!   Myths and Mirrors’ KAZZZAM Performers and Sudbury Burlesque partnered up to deliver some dynamic and definitely sassy entertainment Saturday night for Ristorante Verdicchio’s classy event, New Orlean’s Mardi Gras.  The stilt walkers and dancers were amazing and joined a great line up of performers; contortionists, a fire breather, human statues and the

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exploring relationships; land, water, culture and the places in between

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Near the end of June 2013 we began an open arts based discussion focused on our relationship with the body of water and territory of Bitimagamasing (AKA Ramsey Lake).  The overall goals of this project are to explore our relationship with water, land and each other as Indigenous and Non-Indigenous (settler, immigrant) people. This project

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myths & mirrors’ first dance-a-thon a huge success !

(May 7th 2013, Sudbury ON) Fromagerie Elgin’s floor was shaking till 8 am Sunday morning, making Myths & Mirrors’ first Dance-A-Thon a huge success! Not only was the fundraising goal of $5,000 reached and surpassed, the event, which opened at 8 pm Saturday night, was a full house with enthusiastic dancers long into the night, many

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Giving Voice to the Creek

Spring bloom wash away the gloom. Junction Creek Annual Spring Cleanup! It’s springtime and the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee are teaming up with Planet Earth Organic Landscaping to help spring clean Junction Creek. You supply the muscle and we’ll supply the gear. Cleanup will take place behind the Great Canadian Superstore on Lasalle between 10am

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Job Posting / Offre d’emploi : Administrative Coordinator

  With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, MM is looking for a full time Administrative Coordinator who will guide the organization as it implements its strategic plan to ensure its growth and long-term sustainability.     Job Description   Full time, 37,5 h/week Annual salary: $38,000 to $42,000

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Donovan Elm West Mural Update: Story Collection Volunteers Needed!

We have our design!   We have our action plan!  Myths and Mirrors Community Arts is facilitating the creation of a mural which will reflect the oral history of the Donovan Elm West neighbourhoods.  We plan to hold story circles and individual interviews with the seniors of this culturally and historically rich neighbourhood.  The stories,

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STILT WALKING TRAINING!!!!

Amazing opportunity for youth wanting to get into circus arts!! Starting March 15th the YMCA and Myths and Mirrors are partnering to train 14-18 year olds to stilt, develop dramatic characters, build costumes and perform (and get paid!) at local festivals. Workshops will be held on Fridays at 3:30-5:30 at the YMCA on Durham Street

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Community Consultation this Saturday!!!!

Community Consultation for this year’s Donovan Elm West mural this Saturday 3-6 pm at Better Beginnings Better Futures, 450 Morin Street. All are welcome to contribute to the dreaming process for this collaborative work of art!

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Myths and Mirrors is at Northern Lights!

Myths and Mirrors will be at Northern Lights Festival Boreal again this year in the Arts Village. We will be selling a lot of our Myths and Mirrors merchandise such as buttons, shirts, cards and zines!! Also, we will be holding the stage painting at the main stage where you can watch artists create works

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“We Are Here” Mural Planning for June and July!

Myths and Mirrors is currently working on developing a collaborative Mural in the Sudbury area with community artists Katie Fenerty and Melanie St-Pierre. Right now you can drop in at the Durham Village International location across the street from the YMCA and create a stencil work for the Mural. The stencils will be placed to

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First Half of 2012 Projects Posted!!!

We have been busy this year and it is only June! Click here to check out what we have been up so far in 2012!!! Stay tuned for info on our upcoming projects!

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Ryan Heights Youth Centre Mural

At the end of March we wrapped up our 2 and half month project with the youth of Ryan Heights. Over January, February and March of this year we engaged the youth in a mural which helped them connect personally and collectively to the new space, offered to them by the City of Greater Sudbury.

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Grand Opening, Metal Works Unveiling and 2012-2015 Theme Artistic Visioning

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts and Village International Sudbury  are joining forces and sharing space at VIS’s Durham St. location.   You are invited to celebrate this partnership and the Grand Opening of Myths and Mirrors’ Downtown Space.   When: Saturday May 26th, 1-4 pm Where: 139 Durham Street, Sudbury   Program: 1 pm: Announcement of Partnership

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MAYWORKS METAL WORK/SHOP SUN. APRIL 1ST

Mayworks Metal Work/shop Sunday April 1st, 10 am -4 pm Victory Park, 496 Frood Road Join our collective community art project for MAYWORKS FESTIVAL:  Celebrating Working Class Culture Through the Arts.  Work through your thoughts and feelings about work through the art/work of metal stamping. Workshop open to ages 12 and up.  Bring the kids

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The True Cost of Coal and the Economics of Happiness @ The Rainbow Cinemas

Join us at the Rainbow Cinemas Friday March 30th at 7 pm for a double presentation of The True Cost of Coal, a illustrated banner presentation from the Bee Hive Collective and “The Economics of Happiness, a documentary by The International Society for Ecology and Culture.  $5 at the door. 7 pm: The True Cost

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MAYWORKS WORKSHOP SUNDAY MARCH 4TH 3-5

We will be meeting at 139 Durham above Village International for our second Mayworks workshop between 3-5.  New participants welcome! Please call if you need directions or more info!  705-507-2340. We will be going through a creative work experience sharing session and then sharing the ideas and research we did over the last week.  We

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2011 PROJECT LIST AND PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!

Descriptions and photos have been posted to our site about 2011 projects!  Check out all the wonderful things our fabulous community did in 2011 by clicking here!

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SNOW SCULPTURES AT WINTERFEST

This past weekend Myths and Mirrors Community Arts created and worked with festival goers to create snow sculptures for Winterfest!  Our lead artist, James Cook, created a snow sculpture of Sudbury’s first car, a 1911 Packard Model 30 Phaeton. Amanda, Mitchell and Parker Corrigan, Ada and Sarah King Gold worked on a collaborative sculpture of

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AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!!!!

We have now come to the close of our first ever painting raffle.  The painting, entitled “Converging Storms” was donated by our Artistic Director, Sarah King Gold.  Thank you to all you bought tickets for helping to make this a very successful debut painting raffle!  We raised just under $400!  All the proceeds of this

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: MAYWORKS FESTIVAL

First Meeting: Sudbury February 26th from 3-5 pm.  139 Durham Street Across from the YMCA and above Village International. Myths and Mirrors is partnering with local community members, workers, unions and artists to help bring to Sudbury the very first annual May Works.  May Works, founded in 1986 and held in many cities across Canada,

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MYTHS AND MIRRORS COMMUNITY ARTS FUNDRAISER. SATURDAY JAN 21st @ THE TOWNEHOUSE

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts is holding a fundraiser at the Townehouse on January 21st.  The evening will begin at 11 pm with the beautifully seductive sounds of Laura Willett followed by a little bit roots rock and little funky rock and roll from Digital Bender.  The evening will conclude with the newly formed multi-instrumental

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Participants Wanted!! Ryan Heights Youth Center Mural

Calling Youth of Ryan Heights!!!!!! If you are or someone you know lives in the Ryan Heights area of Sudbury you are invited to participate in a Mural Project at the Ryan Heights Youth Center. We will be starting our project on January 14th at 10 am and working until 2 or 3 pm.  We

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OCCUPY SUDBURY WORKSHOPS: Sunday November 27th 11am – 4 pm

Victory Park, 496 Frood Road 11 am-1 pm: Join us as we learn about the Seven Grandfather Teachings through the guidance of Winnie Pitawanakwat, Aboriginal Elder. This workshop will also include the Medicine Wheel Teachings. Suggested donation: $5 1 pm- 2pm: Pot Luck Lunch, please bring a dish to share for lunch. 2pm – 4pm:

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2011 Annual General Meeting!!!!!!!!!!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO MYTHS AND MIRRORS COMMUNITY ARTS, INC. 2010-2011 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING CELEBRATION POTLUCK AND JAM SESSION WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2011 5:30: Potluck Dinner 6:30: Meeting WHERE: 19 Frood Road (Parking behind the building, at the corners of Beech and Frood) Please RSVP no later than October 17th, 2011 For more

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KAZZZAM!!!!!!!! Celebrating 15 years of Myths and Mirrors Community Arts!

On August 26th and 27th we are holding a festival which will take place in downtown Sudbury and the Donovan. We will be taking a walk down memory lane with performances and exhibits illuminating the projects of Myths and Mirrors’ past. List of Events: Friday August 26th: 6:30 pm meet at GNO for pre party

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KAZZZAM!!!! Upcoming workshops:

Thursday, July 28th 4-6  pm:  Lantern Making Workshop In preparation for our August Festival we are holding the first of our series of lantern workshops. 6-8 pm: Poi with Shailagh!  Poi is a performance art in which a ball or balls suspended from a length of flexible material, usually a plaited cord, are held in

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Festival Prep Drop in at Victory!!! Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-8 pm

Join us as we prepare for our August 26th and 27th festival KAZZZAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Myths and Mirrors: Celebrating 15 years of Community Arts. Each Tuesday and Thursday from 4-8 pm we will be opening the Victory Park workshop for working meetings to get ready. Stilting, singing, acting, dancing, button making, flag making, t-shirt, parade prop making

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KAZZZAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have the name for our festival! KAZZZAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Celebrating 15 years of Myths and Mirrors Community Art! Watch out for events and workshops leading up to the big weekend on the 26th and 27th of August!  If you are interested in participating in any of the following projects please contact Sarah @ 705-507-2340 or @

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We have chosen our projects for our FESTIVAL!!! We need participants to make it all happen!

We invite you to come to our Tuesday evening Pot Luck M&M festival planning meeting from 5:30-8pm at 496 Frood Road, Victory Park.  If you need transportation please call Sarah at 705-507-2340 Here is a short agenda for this week’s meeting:  (Minutes from the last 2 meetings are attached) Circle in. Explanation of Festival concept

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Project Meeting Wednesday June 29th, 6-8…Everyone welcome!!

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATIONS: 15 Years of Reflecting and Creating with Myths and Mirrors MYTHS AND MIRRORS IS 15 YEARS OLD!! Are you a past participant of Myths and Mirrors Community Arts? Are you interested in getting involved? Join us this summer as we pull together a multi-media, multi venue city-wide retrospective art exhibit from August

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Myths and Mirrors is hiring Summer Students

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts is currently seeking summer students for two positions starting June 27th, 2011 and ending August 27th, 2011. Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Community Artists (CA) will be responsible for the development and facilitation of community art projects and summer programming for youth and adults in the Donovan Flour Mill

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Myths is hiring a new artistic director!

UPDATE: Myths and Mirrors would like to welcome our new Artistic Director, Sarah King Gold! Myths and Mirrors is currently seeking an Artistic Director for our organization. This position is a one year contract (renewable on a yearly basis contingent upon funding) at 21 hour per week (minimum, more hours might be available). A four

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Videos from 2009/2010

Here are some videos that were produced using photos from our 2009 and 2010 projects, featuring music from Sudbury musicians: For a detailed description of our projects from 2010, check out the “2010” section of our website here

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“We help people make things.” – Myths and Mirrors founder Laurie McGauley We are a non profit community arts organization based in Sudbury, Ontario. Our projects bring people together to find meaning and purpose in our experiences through reflection, dialogue and collective creation. Myths and Mirrors acknowledges the generous support of its funders past and

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