Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, in partnership with Sudbury Community Legal Clinic and NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action), welcomes 2-Spirit advocate and storyteller TEDDY SYRETTE for the launch of The Circling Project.
The Circling Project is a new initiative from Myths and Mirrors to bring people together to connect over ART + ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook event page.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 5PM
NISA @ 36 Elgin St., 2nd Floor / Wheelchair accessible
No cost / Dinner provided / Everyone welcome
* Please note, NISA is a scent-free space
TEDDY SYRETTE (Ozhawa Anung Kwe/Yellow Star Woman) is a 2-Spirit, queer Indigenous advocate and storyteller of Baawaating First Nation. Teddy has a diploma in social service work – Indigenous specialization from Sault College. Their background also includes theatre, community development and bingo. Teddy currently works as a facilitator advocating on issues relating to 2-Spirit/QTIP (Queer-Trans Indigenous People). They currently live, laugh and love in Toronto.
Join us Monday, November 5th at Golded Pizza as we celebrate this year’s programming and welcome new board members at our annual general meeting. RSVP to email@example.com.
When: Monday, November 5th @ 6PM
Where: Golded Pizza – 572 Kathleen St.
Bust a move for community arts! Myths and Mirrors is thrilled to announce the 6th edition of the much-anticipated Dance-A-Thon fundraiser. The event will take place from 3pm to 3am on Saturday May 26th at La Fromagerie (80 Elgin St.). Non-stop music will be curated by amazing local DJs and guests. Myths and Mirrors invites the public to make dance teams of up to 4 people, getting friends, family, and co-workers together for super-fun evening.
Those who just aren’t really dancers, or who can’t make it, can still make a contribution at raiseathon.ca/mythsdance. Dancers are welcome to join at the door, as long as there’s room on the floor!
Does dancing for 12 hours sound a little daunting? No problem, just come and dance and have a good time. Stay as long as you like.
The Dance-A-Thon is an important fundraiser with no shortage of fun. Participants register online at raiseathon.ca/mythsdance, collect pledges and proceed to dance the night away. Dancers can register as a team of 4 or strut their stuff individually. The theme for this year’s event is the ’70s so participants are encouraged to dress up as their favourite ’70s icons. The night will include great prizes for participants in a number of categories, including top pledge earners.
The event is about “stepping up” to a fun challenge, while supporting community arts projects that make a real difference in our community. 100% of the proceeds will go towards outreach and youth programs at Myths and Mirrors, giving opportunities for personal and collective creative expression to those rarely get the chance.
WHEN: Saturday, May 26th, 3PM-3AM
WHERE: La Fromagerie (80 Elgin St.)
$20 at the door or FREE for registered dancers
Kids Under 10 FREE or by DONATION
Download a printable pdf pledge sheet HERE.
Visit the Facebook event page HERE.
On March 20th, almost 30 people gathered at gallery and print shop Nishiin Print to say good-bye to Waking Light and welcome the Spring with a community celebration and parade. The puppet created during Waking Light workshops lead the parade and the group followed with masks and paper lanterns created by youth participants.
The evening also included a screening of the animations created at our introduction to stop-motion animation workshop with Holly from Near North Mobile Media Lab.
See more photos from Waking Light workshops on Facebook.
Thanks to: Cora, Staci, Tammi, Spider, Holly at Near North Mobile Media Lab, Isaac at Nishiin Print, Max at Northern Lights Festival Boréal, and all our youth participants
Funding for this project provided by the
Multicultural Community Capacity Grant Program
In February, we were invited to help facilitate art activities for Empowering Women Through the Arts, a 4-week art workshop part of the Looking Ahead to Build the Spirit of Our Women: Learning to Live Free from Violence project, a partnership between N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and Greater Sudbury Police.
Through weekly workshops, the 15 participants created plaster masks and 4 collaborative body maps, representing: pain and trauma, how others see me, how I see myself, and empowerment. The group also created Woodland-style floral paintings with artist Isaac Narciso Weber and black ash baskets with Elder Art Petahtegoose.
The artwork was showcased at N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre on Tuesday, March 6th for International Women’s Week. Chi miigwetch to Lisa Osawamick and Shannon Agowissa for inviting us.
See more photos on Facebook.
Support Myths and Mirrors and help raise money for community arts in Sudbury with a special fundraiser event this Saturday, February 24th at The Townehouse. Featuring performances from local favourites Les Gauchistes, Eric Clancy, White Hot, and more, the evening will also include a silent auction of items generously donated by local businesses, artists, and makers.
Myths and Mirrors’ programming is offered at no cost to participants so that we can eliminate barriers and no one is left out. That means donations from community-minded folks are absolutely vital.
Can’t be there? You can still make a donation here.
Saturday, February 24th | Doors open at 8PM
The Townehouse (206 Elgin St.)
Minimum donation of $10 at the door
Visit the Facebook event page.
Project ArmHer is a collaborative multi-media performance produced in partnership with women who have lived experience in sex work. This is Project ArmHer’s first locally public performance. We chose December 17th as our event date in respect and recognition of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
WHEN: Sunday, December 17th, 2017 @ 7-9pm
WHERE: Ernie Checkeris Theatre
Thorneloe University on Laurentian University Campus
935 Ramsey Lake Rd.
Tickets are $25 at the door (cash only) or in advance at One Sky Local Fine Goods at 125 Durham St. (cash only) or online through Eventbrite.
Project ArmHer is part of the art exhibit, Témoigner pour agir, opening Wednesday, November 29th at Maison de la culture Frontenac (2550, rue Ontario Est) in Montréal. Témoigner pour agir runs until January 21st, 2018.
From Testimonial Cultures:
“With this exhibition, there is the opportunity to discover the stories of people self-identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, intersex, and of persons living with HIV or that have sex work experience… Témoigner pour Agir has developped an ethical discourse that highlights the aesthetic, historical and political issues, and challenges, that arise when testimonials about sexuality, body and gender expression, sex work and HIV-positive status are delivered publicly.
The artworks, from both professional artists and community art projects, present narratives that are intimate and contemporary, which reflect a collective struggle and a call for solidarity.”
Myths and Mirrors Community Arts presents The Masks We Wear at Open Studio (93 Cedar St. Unit 303), November 14th-26th. The Masks We Wear features artwork by participants from Artistes Trans Artistry (ATA).
ATA provides transgender people (including those questioning their gender identity) a safe, confidential, and inclusive space to explore and create. Through weekly workshops, ATA participants have created the artwork featured in The Masks We Wear, and now the public is invited to celebrate their work, as we reflect on identity and examine the masks we wear.
See The Masks We Wear featured on CBC, Sudbury.com, and The Sudbury Star.
Tuesday, November 14th @ 6-9PM
Monday, November 20th @ 6-9PM
TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
Celebration of life w/ TG Innerselves
Featuring live painting by artist Dylan St Georges
* Please note, some pieces contain depictions or talk of suicide, self harm, and/or violence, and may be triggering for some.
Funding for this project provided by:
Join us as we celebrate our activities of the past year and extend our appreciation to our members, sponsors, funders, community partners and participants.
WHEN: Monday, September 25th, 2017
WHERE: Victory Park (490 Frood Rd.)
AGM Meeting @ 6:00PM
Potluck Community Meal & Celebration @ 7:30PM
* Everyone is welcome. If you’re unable to bring a dish, we’ll have plenty of food to share!
RSVP your attendance to Alexandra Dean at (705) 222-1305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our annual general meeting is open to all, with voting privileges enjoyed by all adult members. Memberships can be purchased on our website, at the AGM, or from our office at 139 Durham St.
BECOME A BOARD MEMBER! We’re currently seeking new people to join our board of directors! Submit your resume or nominate someone you know by Monday, September 18th.