Participants Wanted!! Ryan Heights Youth Center Mural | Published January 5th, 2012

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 10am and working until 2 or 3pm. We will  continue with our project on the following 4 or 5 Saturdays until we complete our project. As all of our art projects, this is a collaborative project. We will work collectively to plan our mural, create our design and paint the mural.

If you or someone you know is interested in participating please contact our Artistic Director, Sarah King Gold at (705) 507-2340 or email at sarahkg@mac.com.


Myths and Mirrors Community Arts Fundraiser, Saturday, Jan. 21st @ The Townehouse | Published January 21st, 2012

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts is holding a fundraiser at the Townehouse on January 21st. The evening will begin at 11pm 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 band, Spine Candy, which plays a wide variety of groovy, dancing tunes, some covers and some original. $5 at the door!

There will be Myths and Mirrors’ merchandise available for purchase; t-shirts, cards, buttons, calendars and raffle draws!! Come have a wonderfully rockin’ time while showing your support for a vitally valuable non-profit multi-media arts organization. Myths and Mirrors has been working to build a united community within Sudbury by infusing artistic empowerment into the fabric of our northern culture since 1996.

For more information about this event or our up coming projects please contact Sarah King Gold, Artistic Director @ sarahkg@mac.com or (705) 507-2340.


Call for Participants: Mayworks Festival | Published February 2nd, 2012

First Meeting: Sudbury February 26th from 3-5pm, 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, is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates working class culture.

This is an official call out to ANYONE who is interested in working on a community visual art project dealing with the issues of work. What does your work mean to you? What are your hopes and desires for your work? What struggles does your work, or lack there of, present you?

Mayworks’ artistic vision is specifically guided by our equity policy that recognizes the systemic discrimination and injustices faced by equity-seeking groups, and designates women, First Nations people, people of colour and queer-identified people as being disadvantaged in our society. (Mayworks website)

We encourage those of you in Sudbury who have faced discrimination in the work sphere to come and share your story through art. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. Artists and non artists are welcome to participate. Email, facebook or call sarahkg@mac.com or (705) 507-2340.

Check out May Works official website for more info on what other cities are doing – www.mayworks.ca.

It is time we brought this labour focused festival to SUDBURY!!!!! Join us to make it happen!


And We Have a Winner | Published February 21st, 2012

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 raffle go towards community arts projects of Myths and Mirrors. So with no further delay we announce the winner… drum roll please… the winner is: RICHARD NOWAK!!!!!!


Snow Sculptures at Winterfest | Published February 21st, 2012

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 a sea monster, a frog head and a human head. Spider Alan Asher worked diligently on our Myths and Mirrors’ logo! Snow was flying! Looking forward to expanding this project next year!


The True Cost of Coal and the Economics of Happiness @ The Rainbow Cinemas | Published March 30th, 2012

Join us at the Rainbow Cinemas Friday March 30th at 7 pm for a double presentation of “The True Cost of Coal,” an 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.

7pm: The True Cost of Coal
8:15pm: The Economics of Happiness

See you there!! Presented by Sudbury Food Connections and Myths and Mirrors Community Arts.


Mayworks Metal Work/Shop Sun. April 1st | Published March 30th, 2012

Mayworks Metal Work/Shop
Sunday April 1st, 10am-4pm
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 to play in the park while you play! For more information call Sarah King Gold, Artistic Director at (705) 507-2340.


Grand Opening: Metal Works Unveiling and 2012-2015 Theme Artistic Visioning | Published May 25th, 2012

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 between VIS and M&M.
2 pm: Metal Works Project Public Unveiling: Come celebrate the amazing collaborative art work our community created to explore issues around our work and what it means to us!
3 pm:  Public Announcement of Myths and Mirrors’ new 3 year theme: The Art of Survival/The Survival of Art.

Please join us to explore this new theme through a community art visioning process open to participants of all ages. Refreshments will be served! Fair trade smoothies for sale!

We will also be participating in Sudbury’s down town yard sale! Look for both VIS and M&M!!!!


Ryan Heights Youth Centre Mural | Published May 25th, 2012

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. The city runs an after school program for the youth and the desire for the mural was to help the youth and the workers make the space theirs while building their small community’s relationships. All of those who passed through the walls were invited to offer their silhouette to be traced on the wall. Then they were invited to paint their personal touch on their shape. The youth and workers of this place became part of the space and a special part of them was reflected through the images and words they chose to describe themselves. To see the process and outcome of this wonderfully vibrant mural click here.


“We Are Here” Mural Planning for June and July | Published June 23rd, 2012

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 create scenes in the Mural and work around the theme of We Are Here!

The drop in dates are:
Monday-Wednesday: 3-7
Thursday-Friday: 1-7

We are also going to be holding workshops at the Victory park location on July 5th and 12th!! Happy painting!


Myths and Mirrors is at Northern Lights | Published July 7th, 2012

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 of art you can even come and get involved! There is even an option to buy the pieces created they will start the bidding at 50 dollars and anyone can bid as much as they please!

Come on out this 6-8 weekend and join in on the fun!

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