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Project ArmHer in Montréal

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.”

The Masks We Wear: ATA Art Show

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 CBCSudbury.com, and The Sudbury Star.

Tuesday, November 14th @ 6-9PM
OPENING RECEPTION

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:

Annual General Meeting

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 mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

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.

 

Bancroft Dr. Community Mural

Myths and Mirrors is thrilled to announce that we’re painting our first ever community mural in Minnow Lake. Residents are invited to join us outside Sue’s Bancroft Confectionary (2361 Bancroft Dr.) for four painting dates throughout September. ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS WELCOME.

This project is made possible thanks to the generous support of: Second Ave. Home Hardware, Crimestoppers, Sgt. Rick MacDonald Committee, Wolves United (Sudbury Wolves), Councillor Lynne Reynolds and Sherri Moroso (City of Greater Sudbury).

For more information, contact us at (705) 222-1305 or mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

DATES:
Friday, September 15th 3:30-7PM
Saturday, September 16th 11AM-4PM
Friday, September 22nd 3:30-7PM
Saturday, September 23rd 11AM-4PM

LOCATION:
Sue’s Bancroft Confectionary
2361 Bancroft Dr. (corner of Bancroft and Fourth Avenue)

Arts In the Park

Myths and Mirrors’ summer Arts In the Park program launches Friday, July 7th at Victory Park and continues for six weeks this summer. Every Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 3pm, artist Staci Duhaime will guide participants through a series of community arts activities, including a summer-long mural project.

Arts In the Park wrapped up for the summer season in August 2017.

Storytelling with Isaac Murdoch

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts invites you to an evening of storytelling with Isaac Murdoch (Serpent River First Nation), part of Bwaajigiwin, a youth-based community arts project from Myths and Mirrors and emerging artist, Nani Bell (Wikwemikong). Everyone is welcome.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 24th @ 7:00-9:00PM

WHERE:
Laurentian University, Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
First floor of R.D. Parker building, Room P107

We Are Hiring!

Myths and Mirrors is hiring! We are seeking three summer student community artists, see job description and how to apply below!

JOB POSTING: SUMMER COMMUNITY ARTISTS (3 STUDENT POSITIONS)
Under the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator, the student community artists will assist in the development of community art projects at our Victory Park and Durham Street sites.

Duties include:
Assist in the development of collective art works, including visual arts, sculpture, performance and media arts;
Assist in organizing and facilitating community meetings and workshops;
Assist in the promotion of projects and recruitment of participants;
Facilitate groups in the creation of collaborative art;
Assist in organizing unveilings and celebrations;
Assist in the development of media strategy;
Participate in project evaluation;
Attend staff meetings as required;
Other related tasks and duties.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must have been registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year;
2. Intend to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year;
3. A student in secondary, post secondary, CEGEP or vocational or technical program;
4. Is between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at time of employment;
5. Is legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Applicants must be highly motivated, have a background in the arts and be able to work as a team member and with minimal supervision. Applicants can apply for this position by submitting a cover letter and resume.

Please submit your application to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com by Monday, May 22, 2017 no later than 5 p.m. Tell us why you would be a great addition to our team at Myths and Mirrors! For additional information, please contact us at (705) 222-1305.

Happy Holidays

Our office and studio will be closed from December 13th to January 3rd.

We wish all our friends, participants, and community partners all the best this holiday season. See you in 2017!

LGBT Youth Line Awards

Huge congrats to our Project and Volunteer Manager, Aédan, on his LGBT Youth Line award for Outstanding Contribution to Trans Activism. The awards program celebrates the resilience and successes of youth leaders in the LGBT community from across Ontario. Aédan facilitates our Artistes Trans Artistry (ATA) program and recently launched the We Are… Project, a photography project highlighting the contributions of queer people and their allies throughout the community.

Aédan traveled to Toronto to attend the 15th Community Youth Awards Gala in November where he was presented his award by friend and community partner, Vincent Bolt, of TG Innerselves. You can see photos from the event here.

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Aédan and Vincent at the 15th Community Youth Awards Gala (Photo: Yannick Anton)

Jackie Washington Award

Big news! We’re thrilled to announce that Myths and Mirrors was awarded the Northern Lights Festival Boréal‘s 2016 Jackie Washington Award. Named for famed Canadian blues musician, Jackie Washington, the award recognizes outstanding contributions to arts and culture in Northern Ontario. Jackie Robinson performed at 25 incarnations of Northern Lights Festival Boréal between the festival’s beginning in 1972 and his death in 2009.

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Myths and Mirrors’ summer students, Liam and Emma, with the Jackie Washington Award