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A Show of Hands

In 2007, lead artist Lori Missy Bergh with Myths and Mirrors Community Arts came together with the Better Beginnings community in the creation of a community-led visual art installation that involved hundreds of Flour Mill neighbourhood residents in the concept, design and creation of the large community project, ‘A Show of Hands.’ Over 400 participants engaged in a reflection and dialogue about the strengths of their community, and worked with a professional artist to contribute to the final piece, now permanently installed in the main branch of our local Mackenzie Branch Library. The project connected the Flour Mill and Donovan neighbourhoods to other resources close and available in the community as well as was very successful as a resource and inspiration for other artists and community groups.

The entire process was documented on video by local artist Stuart Cryer (Terravision) and can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFdazTSkSZ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1AKeduOR0g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gb-bfjtvyY

Please feel free to view photographs from the ‘Show of Hands’ project here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mythsandmirrors/sets/72157615695825439/


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Mnaatchtoong Nnaakwiiwin – Celebration of Resistance

In the spring of 2007, residents in our community came together to talk about what was important to them and who’s voices are important on issues that matter to them. Under Harris government cuts, many in our community were loosing their jobs and social services that they needed and depended on. The community celebration held on March 21-22 of 2007, featured speakers, a parade and giant puppets.

Please feel free to visit a few photographs from Mnaatchtoong Nnaakwiiwin – Celebration of Resistance here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mythsandmirrors/sets/72157617281596627/

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