Victory Park will remain “home” for Myths and Mirrors; however, the community arts association has set up a secondary location downtown to further help people express themselves through art.
On May 26, the community is invited to tour 139 Durham St., where Myths and Mirrors will now house its offices, silk screening tools, dramatic production rehearsals and visual arts exhibitions.
“It's really good to have a downtown presence,” Sarah King Gold, artistic director of Myths and Mirrors, said. The second location also means more room for more projects.
According to King Gold, Myths and Mirrors exists to create experimental art, develop community identity and redefine terms like “art” and “culture.” These mandates are fulfilled by engaging in community art projects.
“Everything we do is collective,” King Gold said, with the intentions of “building community.”
The new location's doorway is right next to Village International — the fair trade retailer has offered to partner with Myths and Mirrors by providing them with an upstairs apartment for their creative endeavours.
“They've provided the space for us at a very low rate,” King Gold said, in exchange for help within the shop.
The community is welcome to preview the new location from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon celebration kicks off with the partnership announcement, then the unveiling of a stamped metal art exhibition. The project had previously been released at Mayworks — now, all the artists who participated, as well as community members, are welcome back to view the entire collection.
The location launch will end with Myths and Mirrors revealing its theme for the next three years. The community is invited to share their ideas on Art of Survival/The Survival of Art in a visual art collage project.
“We want the community to come to us with ideas they want to do,” King Gold said.
For more information about the launch, phone 705-507-2340 or visit mythsandmirrors.wordpress.com.
- Posted by Jenny Jelen