… And the Stilt Walking Season Begins | Published March 5th, 2014


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 wonderful band, Hugh Jazz.  It was a great start to what promises to be a great season!

We are now taking new registrations for this year’s workshops.  Join our troupe!  Learn to walk and perform on stilts, create dramatic characters and costumes and have a wonderful summer of festival performing!  Workshops to be help Sundays from April 13th to June 29th.  Contact us at sarahkg@mac.com or at (705) 507-2340 for more information!


Introducing… Myths and Mirrors’ Newsletter | Published March 10th, 2014

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 and how you can join in. Enjoy!

M&M Winter Newsletter!

March Break Drop-in @ Victory Park | Published March 11th, 2014

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

Park Art | Published March 12th, 2014

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 at the downtown Sudbury Art Crawl on the 20th of March and the park celebration of International Story Telling Day on the 22nd of March!

For more images of this project click here.

Storytime | Published March 12th, 2014

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 four symbols.

At Dawn by Justin Boivin

KAZZZAM Registration Now Open for the 2014 Season | Published March 20th, 2014

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

We have limited spaces so register early. Registration deadline is April 4th.

Cost is $45 and includes your own pair of stilts! However, please contact us if you are interested in participating and this cost is a barrier to you. Looking forward to this year’s Kazzzam season!!!

Sarah King Gold, Artistic Director
Myths and Mirrors Community Arts
(705) 507-2340

WANTED: Dreamers… The stuff of dreams… Dream weavers | Published May 6th, 2014

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:
1. Dreams.
(waking or otherwise)
2. The material to make dreams tangible.
(string, fabric, buttons, branches, leaves, feathers, etc… you know, the usual stuff dreams are made of)
3. Creative beings to materialize these dreams.
(the dream weavers).

You can participate in our dream by: sharing your written dream(s), offering a piece of material (natural or man made) and/or borrowing someone else’s dream to materialize with the material offered.

This project is in partnership with the beautiful dreamers of the Corner Clinic and La galerie du nouvel ontario.

FAAS 4: Foire d’Art Alternatif de Sudbury | Published May 17th, 2014

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, national and international artists.

We incorporated the artwork and ideas emerging from its outreach art workshops in the Corner Clinic of the Samaritan Centre into our installation, Share a Dream/Borrow a Dream. Watch for an upcomming exhibit of the works created.

A huge thank you to the organizers, volunteers, participating artists all those who contributed to this inspiring body of work!

Myths and Mirrors’ 2nd Annual 12-hour Dance-A-Thon | Published May 23, 2014

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

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts Hosts 2nd 12-hour Dance-A-Thon | Published May 23rd, 2014

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 music will be curated by DJ Christian Pelletier and guests. Dancers can resister as a team or individually and are encouraged to dress up as there will be a prize for the most styling group! There are many amazing prizes to be won through the night with special prizes reserved for the top pledge earners.

The event takes place on May 31 from 8PM on Saturday to 8AM Sunday at Fromagerie Elgin. The maximum team size is 4 and if dancing isn’t your thing you can be a sponsor by making a donation or supporting a dancer. To register or make a donation visit our site http://raiseathon.ca/mythsdance.

This event is about “stepping” up, and down and around, to a fun challenge and supporting artistic programming that makes a big difference in our community. 100% of the proceeds of this event go to support outreach programming at Myths and Mirrors which give opportunities for personal and collective expression to those in our community who rarely get the chance.

Myths and Mirrorshelps to build community and gives people a voice through collaborative art making, story sharing and infusing art into our everyday lives. Everyone is welcome. To learn more visit http://www.mythsandmirrors.wordpress.com, or call us at (705) 222-1305.

“Everybody dance now!”

The 2014 DANCE-A-THON was Another Huge Success! | Published June 7th, 2014

Beginning at 8pm sharp on Saturday May 31st, the dance floor was shaking until 8am Sunday, June 1st. The amount of DancE-A-THON survivors doubled from last year with 20 participants remaining until 8am, topping of the evening with a celebratory dance in the street in front of the Fromagerie Elgin to the sounds of “Dancing in the street” by Martha and the Vandellas!!! Yet again we exceeded our fundraising goal of $5,000 thanks to so many: first of all our participants and sponsors, our wonderful prize donors, our volunteers, OUR DJS – DJ’s Trainwreck (Christian Pelletier), Paul Lowenburg, Max Silvertongue, Brendan and Eileen Roth of Dronesteady, it would not have been possible for our participants to survive and thrive as they did without their relentless, brilliant sound selections and mixes!!

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Jake and the staff of Fromagerie Elgin. This event would not be possible without their generosity and all around amazing-ness.

Thank you to our supporters and funders: Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Human Resources Development Corporation, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and the City of Greater Sudbury, River and Sky Festival, Copy Copy, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, All About Massage, Frank’s Delicatessen, Frenchy’s Pizza, Verdicchio’s Ristorante, Bee Hive Collective, Arts North, Eat Local Sudbury, Andy, Knapp, Iron Pan Bakery, Liz O’Hara, Petit Gateau, YMCA.

See you on the dance floor next year!

Artist in Residence Intern Position | Published June 10th, 2014

Artist in Residence Intern Position
Location: Sudbury, On

Myths and Mirrors Mandate:
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.

The purpose of this internship is to assist in the development of an Artist in Residence program at our Victory Park Playground site where our workshop/studio is located. The objective is to nurture emerging artists and establish a creative hub in the park for the exploration of community engaged art-making.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Artistic Director and Administrative Coordinator the intern will undertake the following:
– Research models of artist residencies appropriate to our mandate, location and the community we serve
– Lead community consultation
– Develop a proposal for an artist in residency program to Myths and Mirrors and the community we serve
– Implement a pilot residency program
– Develop and lead workshops and programs
– Work with volunteers and summer students to deliver residency program
– Adhere at all times to safety and health regulations in respect to the use of materials and the well-being of participants

Key Qualifications:
– Practicing artist from any discipline
– Post Graduate experience in the arts, education, arts education, community arts, social work or related fields
– Excellent facilitation skills
– Experience planning, coordinating and evaluating work
– Ability to document work using written and media tools
– Experience in budget management
– Excellent Public relations, communication and partnership development skills
– Ability to work as part of a team

Anticipated Start Date: September 2014
Application Deadline: June 30, 2014

This opportunity is open to recent graduates from an accredited college or university holding a diploma or degree seeking experience in their field of study. This opportunity is proudly supported by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

M&M AGM Announced for November 1st, 2014 | Published October 3rd, 2014

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 our appreciation to our membership, sponsors, funders, community partners and participants. Please join us for the exciting Community Celebration that will follow the AGM meeting; more information to be revealed soon. RSVP your attendance today with Blaire Flynn at (705) 222-1305 or by
emailing us at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

Renew your membership or become a member!

The AGM is open to all, with voting privileges enjoyed by adult members. The membership fee of $10.00/year is due by the AGM. Memberships can be purchased via our website, at an event or from our office at 139 Durham Street during business hours.

Interested in joining the Board or in nominating a candidate?

Submit a resume or CV to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com by October 24, 2014. Nominees will be asked to share a few words outlining their experience and interest in the governance of Myths and Mirrors at the AGM.

Thank you for your continued support!

Celebrating the Return of the Light | Published December 17th, 2014

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 6PM at O’Conor Park, 140 St. George Street.This family friendly evening will feature art-making, lantern lighting and a dessert social.

Throughout December Myths and Mirrors has been working with community groups hosting workshops to create lanterns. There will be a lantern making station set up at the event and everyone is welcome to attend this celebration marking the change of the season and of the returning light.