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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.

Sudbury Street Arts – Call Out for Donations

Sudbury Street Arts launched in the fall of 2019 as a weekly arts drop-in space reserved for low-income folks and homeless and/or street involved people. Each Wednesday we’d gather as community members with mixed and shared experiences of homelessness, extreme poverty, immigration, queer identity, gender-based violence, disability, Indigeneity and racialization, to create a space of cultural production, gift giving, and knowledge exchange.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has interrupted this work and left many without access to the supports and services necessary to meet their basic needs. To this end, we are seeking the following items to be redistributed to community members.

Items can be dropped off at 139 Durham St. – 2nd floor on Tuesdays between 10am-5pm. Please contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com or (249) 979-1795 to make arrangements or to set up an alternative drop-off time. (*Please note, physical distancing and other public health measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will be enforced.)

If you’re unable to donate items, we’re also accepting monetary donations. From now until August 31st, 100% of all money raised will go towards the purchase of food and other supplies to be redistributed to community members in need. DONATE HERE!

  • Sun gear – hats, sunscreen, aloe, etc.
  • Re-useable water bottles
  • Hygiene products – wipes, tooth paste/brushes, hand soap, etc.
  • Menstrual hygiene products – pads, tampons, etc.
  • First aid supplies – bandaids, antiseptic wipes, etc.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – masks, gloves, sanitizer, etc.
  • Socks
  • Non-perishable snacks – granola bars, applesauce, beef jerky,
    Vitamin C tablets, etc.
  • Journals, pens, and art supplies
  • Tools
  • Self-care items – candles, books, medicines, etc.
  • Camping gear – tents, chairs, re-useable cutlery, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, cots

 

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.

Program Update

April 7th, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all regular IN PERSON programming has been cancelled until further notice. We believe that community connection and solidarity is needed now more than ever and are working to create opportunities for connection in an online/virtual space, and with the knowledge that these opportunities are not accessible to all. Please stay tuned to our social media accounts for updates or reach out via email at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

Facebook: @mythsandmirrors
Instagram: @mythsandmirrors

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.

The Circling Project: Teddy Syrette

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 mythsandmirrors@gmail.com 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.