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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. 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.

25 Years

This year, we celebrate 25 years of building community through art. We’ve certainly come a long way since our humble beginnings as a three-year project sponsored by Better Beginnings, Better Futures, making us one of the longest-running community arts organizations in the country. Since 1996, we’ve been providing unique opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to experience and take part in the arts outside of mainstream settings, engaging thousands of residents in the creation of everything from murals and giant puppets, to multi-media theatre and collaborative soundscapes.

Throughout this year, we’ll be looking back and sharing some of our favourite past projects on Facebook and Instagramand we want to hear from you too! Join the celebration by sharing your Myths and Mirrors stories, memories, photos, and artwork using the hashtag #myths25 or by emailing us at mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

You can learn more about our history here or by browsing our past projects and photos. This work would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, and vision of previous Artistic Directors, staff, and artists, or without the support and love of our community. Miigwetch, merci, thank you!

ABOVE PHOTO: Lead artist Lori ‘Missy’ Bergh poses with neighbourhood kids and our project A Show of Hands, now permanently installed at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s Mackenzie Branch. Learn more about this project here.

July Calendar

Art in the Park w/ Aboriginal EarlyON Centre
Every Wednesday from 10am-1pm. Children and families can connect with art and the outdoors through nature-inspired crafts and land-based activities. No cost. Snacks provided.

Date(s): July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Location: Victory Park (Frood Rd., across from St. David School)


The Circling Project: Linocut Workshops
Saturdays from 1pm-4pm. Weekly workshops for youth and adults to explore art, activism, and community solidarity through linocut print-making. No cost.

Date(s): July 20 & 27
Location: 139 Durham St. – Upstairs


Youth Arts Project
Drop-in for youth and young adults to create art, music, and poetry for our Art + Poetry zine and upcoming Open Mic Night in August. No cost. Snacks provided.

Date(s): July 23 @ 6-8pm (Next date Aug. 2)
Location: 139 Durham St. – Upstairs


For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com.

The Circling Project: April Linocut Workshops

Join us for a series of free linocut workshops this month at Victory Park, part of The Circling Project. The Circling Project is a new initiative from Myths and Mirrors to bring people together to connect over ART + ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY. For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 @ 1-4PM
Victory Park (Frood and Shevchenko)
No cost / All materials provided / Snacks

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 @ 1-4PM
Victory Park (Frood and Shevchenko)
No cost / All materials provided / Snacks

SATURDAY, APRIL 27 @ 1-4PM
Victory Park (Frood and Shevchenko)
No cost / All materials provided / Snacks

The Circling Project: Teddy Syrette

Myths and Mirrors Community Arts, in partnership with Sudbury Community Legal Clinic and NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action), welcomes 2-Spirit advocate and storyteller TEDDY SYRETTE for the launch of The Circling Project.

The Circling Project is a new initiative from Myths and Mirrors to bring people together to connect over ART + ACTIVISM + COMMUNITY SOLIDARITY. For more information, contact mythsandmirrors@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event page.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 5PM
NISA @ 36 Elgin St., 2nd Floor / Wheelchair accessible
No cost / Dinner provided / Everyone welcome
* Please note, NISA is a scent-free space

TEDDY SYRETTE (Ozhawa Anung Kwe/Yellow Star Woman) is a 2-Spirit, queer Indigenous advocate and storyteller of Baawaating First Nation. Teddy has a diploma in social service work – Indigenous specialization from Sault College. Their background also includes theatre, community development and bingo. Teddy currently works as a facilitator advocating on issues relating to 2-Spirit/QTIP (Queer-Trans Indigenous People). They currently live, laugh and love in Toronto.

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.