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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. This is a FREE program for children and youth ages 5-16. Please note, lunch is NOT provided.

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

HOURS: Every Wednesday and Friday, 10am-3pm
LOCATION: Victory Park (Frood Rd. and Shevchenko Ave.)

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.

Dance-a-thon

It’s that time of year again… Myths and Mirrors is thrilled to launch our 5th annual Dance-a-thon fundraiser! The 12-hour dance party helps kick off our exciting summer season, while raising money to support art and community through Myths and Mirrors programming.

WHEN: Saturday, May 27th, 3PM-3AM
WHERE: Fromagerie Elgin (80 Elgin St.)
$20 At the door / FREE for register dancers
Kids Under 10 FREE or by DONATION

This year’s theme is ‘MUSIC ICONS’ so come dressed as your favourite performer – from Bowie to Beyoncé – and join us for dancing, DJs, prizes, and more! This year we’re starting a little earlier to give families an opportunity to strut their stuff, with family-friendly activities planned from 3-8PM to help keep the young (and young at heart) entertained!

FEATURING: DJs Max Merrifield, Matjik, and Uncle Stu

Visit http://raiseathon.ca/mythsdance to register as an individual or team (of up to 4 people) and start collecting pledges today! Or download a pledge sheet HERE!

Can’t make it? You can still make a donation at http://raiseathon.ca/mythsdance!

All proceeds help support Myths and Mirrors Community Arts in offering exceptional, inclusive art experiences throughout our community. For more info, contact us at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com or (705) 222-1305, or visit the Facebook event page!

BIG THANKS to our sponsors: Fromagerie ElginFrübar Juicery, The Motley KitchenNorthern Lights Festival Boreal, River & Sky Music/Camping Festival, Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema Co-op, Tucos Taco Lounge, and Up Here.

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Kazzzam: First Workshop

Do you have a great imagination? A passion for performance? Maybe you just like making cool stuff? Join us Saturday, April 8th for Kazzzam‘s first workshop and launch of the 2017 season, featuring games, puppet-making, and pizza!

This FREE event is open to anyone ages 14 and up. Registration required as space is limited. Contact us at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com or (705) 222-1305 to register or for more info!

WHEN: Saturday, April 8th, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
WHERE: Victory Park | 496 Frood Rd. (Corner of Frood Rd. and Shevchenko Ave.)

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Street Art Project: Launch Event

The Street Art Project kicks off Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st with hip hop, pizza, and workshops featuring AG the Pharaoh, Wildchild, and DeAmon Harges, a “community developer and roving listener” with The Learning Tree. FREE for youth ages 15-24!

WHEN:
Friday, March 31st | 4PM-Midnight
Saturday, April 1st | 3-9PM

WHERE:
Victory Park | 496 Frood Rd. (Corner of Frood Rd. and Shevchenko Ave.)

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Spring Art Workshops

Myths and Mirrors invites you to our spring art-making sessions! Join us to create spring-themed crafts, connect with community, and learn more about Myths and Mirrors’ spring/summer programming.

Kid-friendly // Materials provided // FREE (donations welcome)

Tuesday, March 14th 6-8PM
Tuesday, March 28th 6-8PM
Tuesday, April 11th 6-8PM
Tuesday, April 25th 6-8PM (tentative)

139 Durham Street – UPSTAIRS

Email mythsandmirrors@gmail.com or call (705) 222-1305 to register, or visit the Facebook event page.

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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)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Myths and Mirrors and SB Tuesdays invite you to celebrate Halloween weekend with a special fundraiser film screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in support of Myths and Mirrors Community Arts.

WHERE: Theatre Cambrian, 40 Eyre Street South
WHEN: Saturday, October 29th, 2016
TIME: Doors 7pm | Showtime 8pm

TICKETS: $15 Advance | $20 At the door

Buy tickets online
Visit the Facebook Event page

* Please note this is a FILM SCREENING of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – NOT the play.

** Each ticket includes one Participation Package (including rice, newspaper, noise maker, etc.). Outside items will not be permitted.

*** All proceeds help support Myths and Mirrors Community Arts in offering exceptional, inclusive art experiences throughout our community.

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