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25th Anniversary Merch Sale!

25th Anniversary Merch Sale

✨ This year, we celebrate 25 years of building community through art and we invite you to join us! To honour this milestone we have released a set of 25th Anniversary Merch printed by local artist Jenn Herd (@jhsilkscreens) ✨

All shirts are available in sizes S-XXL. Is there a size you don’t see? Let us know and have your order in by Monday, October 25 and we can have it printed for you in our next order.

To order send us a message on Instagram, Facebook, or email us at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com with your desired item and the desired size. Payments can be made through electronic transfer and this will be set up when you place your order.


About the Designs!

The “Ouroboros” Snake

The linocut themed designs are brought to you thanks to a collaboration between Quinn Zwarich and Jenn Herd. Sparked by Quinn’s super well received ouroboros linocut design, we decided it would be a great idea to make linocut themed shirts and bags based on the beloved linocut workshops that Myths and Mirrors are so well known for. 

“I find these designs to be reminders of the infinite care, support and thought that goes into all of Myths and Mirrors work. As the ouroboros logo symbolises infinity, the eggs nest and vines symbolise continued community care, co-habitation, integration and growth.”-Jenn

The “Ouroboros” Nest Crest
The “Rainbow Accordion” Design

This four-colour design was conceived by Jenn Herd, a local silkscreen artist who has spent many summers collaborating with Myths and Mirrors as an artist participant in the past. 

“I wanted to create a fun and bright logo that would celebrate Myths and Mirrors journey and also mark their present prosperity during their 25th anniversary. The rainbow part of the logo is meant to imitate the mural behind the old Roy’s furniture building as a nod to Myths and Mirrors current location downtown on Durham street whilst symbolising the inclusivity that is always practised by staff and collaborators. I decided on the yellow-orange gradient which was inspired by the current front door sign colours and also the rays of sunshine that make what Myths and Mirrors is today.

I then integrated a personal throwback to the old accordion that was donated to Myths and Mirrors a few years back when my brother Josh Herd was hired as an artist at the Victory Park location. We spent many moments during wholesome community events where the accordion was pulled out and used as a tool to reach out, tell stories, bring people together and to have fun. To this day, Myths and Mirrors are always ready to pull out their instruments and tools to help bring more and more of this kind of beauty to our community. 

Huge thanks to Myths and Mirrors for thinking of me and including me in this project.” 

-Jenn 

We’re Hiring: Deadline to Apply May 31

JOB POSTING – Myths and Mirrors Community Arts is hiring three community artists this summer. Under the guidance and supervision of the Artistic Director, the community artists will work with a team to develop projects and create art that engages with members of the community. This contract is for 35hrs/week for 8 weeks, starting Monday, July 5, 2021. The rate of pay is $14.75/hr.

Duties include:
– Assist in the development of community art projects and activities
– Assist in organizing and facilitating community meetings and workshops
– Assist in the organizing and facilitating of community art activities
– Assist in organizing unveilings, celebrations and other public events
– Participate in project evaluation
– Attend staff meetings as required
– Other related tasks and duties

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at time of employment
2. Legally entitled to work according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Applicants must be highly motivated, have a background in the arts or strong interest in social issues, and be able to work as a team member with minimal supervision. Folks identifying as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and LGBTQ2S+ are encouraged to apply.

Apply for this position by submitting a cover letter and resume to mythsandmirrors@gmail.com by MIDNIGHT on MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021. Please include “summer job application” in the subject line. For additional information, please contact (249) 360-6535.

Please note, Myths and Mirrors is committed to providing a workplace that maintains physical distancing and takes preventive measures against Covid-19. Funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.