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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

20 Years of Community Art-Making

Dear Sudbury,

Myths and Mirrors began in 1996 and here we are still going strong in 2016! Over the past twenty years M&M has worked with over 10 000 participants in the creation of huge body of collective art work from theatre pieces to public art works to celebrations.

We will be celebrating all this year with memories of past projects, dreaming up new work and celebrations throughout the year!

We are deeply grateful to all of you Sudburians for your continued love and support for Myths and Mirrors. Myths and Mirrors is co created by the people for the people and we look forward to many more years of co creating beauty, meaning and sharing our stories.

With love,
All of us M&M folk!