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Making Our Way Through May – An Online Making Session

Making Our Way Through May title page

Join us for Making Our Way Through May, an online making workshop designed so we can each create our own way! Using your preferred medium, we will be designing our own notebooks while we chat and learn more about Myths and Mirrors. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 19 @ 7PM 
Online event on Zoom / Email registration / No cost
Notebook provided through contactless delivery and pickup in the Sudbury area

Email mythsandmirrors@gmail.com to register and claim your notebook today. If you require any materials to create with, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you with supplies. Deadline to register is Friday, May 14 @ 5PM.


Check out our event page on Facebook here!
For more information contact us at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

Plalk Around the Block

Let’s get plalking! Join us and Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury this April (for Earth Month!) as we show some love to Mother Earth by picking up litter as we explore our neighbourhoods! Then, unleash your creativity and turn that trash into art and share it online via social media using the hashtags #PlalkArt and #NeighbourhoodsTogether (and don’t forget to tag us @mythsandmirrors).

Need some inspiration? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram where we’ll be sharing some ‘Plalk Art’ ideas over the coming weeks. And for folks that don’t have social media, you can also submit your up-cycled creations via email to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com and we’ll share it for you!

Mino-bimaadiziwin – Mural w/ Better Beginnings, Better Futures

On Tuesday, October 13th (11:30AM), Myths and Mirrors Community Arts and Better Beginnings, Better Futures invite the public to the unveiling of a new mural at Better Beginnings’ main site, located at 450 Morin Ave.

The mural is titled ‘Mino-bimaadiziwin – The Good Life’ and was a collaborative effort by local artists Adrienne Assinewai and Raven Debassige, with additional support and assistance from Wallace Gillard. Inspired by traditional Woodland art, the mural depicts seven animals representing the Seven Grandfather Teachings, while other elements symbolize Better Beginnings programming and connections within the community.

Better Beginnings Program Manager, Jim Eshkawkogan, says, “We’re honoured to work in partnership with Myths and Mirrors to create this beautiful fence mural. The trees, plants and animals depicted in the mural signify our connection with nature… and will be helpful in the work we do through programs to promote land-based learning and outdoor play to families and children.”

The mural unveiling takes place TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th at 11:30AM at Better Beginnings, Better Futures’ main site (450 Morin Ave.). Physical distancing measures to be in place. Masks required. For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

Queerspace – Writing Workshop w/ Fierté Sudbury Pride

We’re proud to partner with Fierté Sudbury Pride to offer Queerspace, an online workshop that focuses on writing as healing, as part of Queerantine: Pride 2020. Queerspace is created and facilitated by Blaine Thornton (aka unwaking), an emerging Queer artist studying Creative Writing at OCAD University.

WHEN: Sunday, July 19th @ 7PM
WHERE: Online

Email mythsandmirrors@gmail.com to register for this FREE workshop.

She is Awakening – Soundscapes

As the world slows and quiets during this time of physical distancing, we’re able to listen more intently. Step outside and into nature – what do you hear?

She is Awakening is a community art and sound project by Myths and Mirrors and Coalition for a Livable Sudbury in Atikameksheng Anishnaabek territory. Using 60+ field recordings submitted by folks from all over, artist EMILIO PORTAL created the almost 30 minute soundscape, She is Awakening; as well as the additional compositions Gatineau Owls, Vancouver Island Grouse, and Vancouver Island Grouse 2.

We invite you to take some time to listen to the tracks offered here and be inspired. What do you hear? As you reflect on our shared and individual connections to nature, create a piece of artwork – it could be a painting or drawing, a piece of writing, photography, or even dance – and submit it by email to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com before Sunday, July 12th. We’ll showcase your artwork online and at the virtual celebration and listening party for She is Awakening on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at 1PM on Facebook LIVE

She is Awakening is a collaborative project conceived by Emilio Portal, Naomi Grant, Will Morin, Darlene, and Cora-Rae Silk. We thank everyone for their contributions to the project.

 


LISTEN – Hear more of EMILIO PORTAL‘s compositions featuring field recordings
https://emilioportal.bandcamp.com/track/walking-stick
https://emilioportal.bandcamp.com/track/crunch

For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

 

The Circling Project is funded by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.

She is Awakening – Emerging through Art + Sound

As the world slows and quiets during this time of physical distancing, we’re able to listen more intently. Step outside and into nature – what do you hear?

Myths and Mirrors, in partnership with Coalition for a Livable Sudbury and artists EMILIO PORTAL, WILL MORIN, and DARLENE, invite you to take part in a virtual art project exploring art, sound, and collaborative creation as we celebrate Mother Earth and the changing of the seasons.

HOW TO TAKE PART:

  1. Using your phone or digital audio recorder, record a sound from nature (45 seconds maximum) and submit by email to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com. Deadline to submit is SUNDAY, MAY 24th.
  2. Then join us online SATURDAY, JUNE 6th, 1-3PM, for a virtual workshop with EMILIO PORTAL and WILL MORIN as we share and weave sound to create a collaborative soundscape.
  3. On SATURDAY, JUNE 13th, 1-3PM, join DARLENE for a vocalization/choral workshop to explore and play with sound so you can add your “voice” to the project.
  4. On SATURDAY, JULY 18TH, 1PM, join us to celebrate the project with a listening party on Facebook LIVE.
  5. Artists are also invited to submit works of art – a painting or drawing, a piece of writing, photography, or even dance – inspired by the sounds of nature and/or the collaborative soundscape(s) (available below or online HERE). Submissions can be shared in the Facebook event page or submitted by email to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com by Sunday, July 12th.

 

 


LISTEN – Hear more of EMILIO PORTAL‘s compositions featuring field recordings
https://emilioportal.bandcamp.com/track/walking-stick
https://emilioportal.bandcamp.com/track/crunch

For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

 

The Circling Project is funded by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.

You Are the Commons – Gifts to the Earth

Myths and Mirrors in partnership with Coalition for a Livable Sudbury and artist ELYSE PORTAL invite you to take part in a virtual visualization workshop and eco art-making activity in celebration of Earth Day.

Living beings do not “use” the commons provided by nature. Instead, they are physically and relationally a part of it.
~ Andreas Weber

During this time of human physical distancing, along with the closure of playgrounds and familiar outdoor spaces, many of us are isolated both from each other and nature. In virtual space, we will dissolve some of our feelings of isolation with an imaginative journey to nature. Together, we will reflect on our individual and collective commons. Following, for those who feel called, your reflections can be shared creatively with the group and as a Gift to the Earth on Earth Day, April 22nd. 

The workshop will take place SATURDAY, APRIL 18th @1PM on Zoom.
Feel free to keep your video off, if you prefer. You can also join by phone.
Email mythsandmirrors@gmail.com for the LINK or number to dial in.
Participants are asked be somewhere quiet and comfortable, and to bring paper and something to write or draw with. 

Then this Earth Day, let us give back. We invite participants and community to give a Gift to the Earth – we welcome your art, notes, poetry, and other offerings, as we celebrate Mother Earth and The Commons this April 22nd. Visit the Facebook event page for resources and ideas for ecological actions you can take this Earth Day and share your pictures on social media using #YouAretheCommons #GiftstotheEarth. 


Eco Art Resources

Ecological art is an art genre and artistic practice that seeks to preserve, remediate and/or vitalize the life forms, resources and ecology of Earth, by applying the principles of ecosystems to living species and their habitats throughout the lithosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, including wilderness, rural, suburban and urban locations.[1][2] It is a distinct genre from Environmental art in that it involves functional ecological systems-restoration, as well as socially engaged, activist, community-based interventions.[3] Ecological art also addresses politics, culture, economics, ethics and aesthetics as they impact the conditions of ecosystems.[4] Ecological art practitioners include artists, scientists, philosophers and activists who often collaborate on restoration, remediation and public awareness projects.
~ Shared by Beth Carruthers, drafted by the International Ecoart Network on Wikipedia

Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde

Uts’am Witness Project

Eileen Hutton

Brenda Petays

The Harrison Studio

Intro to Ecological Art in Canada by Beth Carruthers

Wolfgang Laib

Ecoart Network – Artist listings and portfolios

 

The Circling Project is funded by the Catherine Donnelly Foundation.

July Calendar

Art in the Park w/ Aboriginal EarlyON Centre
Every Wednesday from 10am-1pm. Children and families can connect with art and the outdoors through nature-inspired crafts and land-based activities. No cost. Snacks provided.

Date(s): July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Location: Victory Park (Frood Rd., across from St. David School)


The Circling Project: Linocut Workshops
Saturdays from 1pm-4pm. Weekly workshops for youth and adults to explore art, activism, and community solidarity through linocut print-making. No cost.

Date(s): July 20 & 27
Location: 139 Durham St. – Upstairs


Youth Arts Project
Drop-in for youth and young adults to create art, music, and poetry for our Art + Poetry zine and upcoming Open Mic Night in August. No cost. Snacks provided.

Date(s): July 23 @ 6-8pm (Next date Aug. 2)
Location: 139 Durham St. – Upstairs


For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.