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AGM: November 5 @ 6PM

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 myths@vianet.ca.

When: Monday, November 5th @ 6PM
Where: Golded Pizza – 572 Kathleen St.

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6th Annual Dance-A-Thon: May 26

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.

Waking Light: Spring Equinox Celebration

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

Empowering Women Through the Arts

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.

Fundraiser: February 24th at The Townehouse

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: December 17th Performance

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.

Welcome Winter Art Workshop

With temperatures dropping and the holidays just around the corner, stress levels can be running high. So take some time to unwind, relax, and join us TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5th for an evening of community, hot chocolate, and (of course) art!

This is a free event but donations are welcome. All materials provided. Family friendly.

Visit the Facebook event page for more info.

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.”

Art Against Hate

Alt-Right got you down? Worried about hate groups putting up posters across our town? Well it’s time that we do something about it the best way we know how to… with paint, paper and some glue.

On October 25th, Myths and Mirrors hosted a poster-making session for everyone that wants to help stand up against these groups and send a different message. Not one of hate… but one of art.

About a dozen people attended the poster-making session and now we’re excited to share their work so keep an eye out downtown as we spread some Art Against Hate.

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: