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 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.
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 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.
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 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.”
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.
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 CBC, Sudbury.com, and The Sudbury Star.
Tuesday, November 14th @ 6-9PM
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Friday, September 15th 3:30-7PM
Saturday, September 16th 11AM-4PM
Friday, September 22nd 3:30-7PM
Saturday, September 23rd 11AM-4PM
Sue’s Bancroft Confectionary
2361 Bancroft Dr. (corner of Bancroft and Fourth Avenue)
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.