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New executive director at Sudbury community arts group Myths and Mirrors

Cora-Lee Silk has some 'great ideas' for future of organization
Cora-Rae Silk. (Supplied/Facebook)

Community arts program Myths and Mirrors has a new executive director. Cora-Rae Silk is taking over from Laurie McGauley, who is retiring from the position.

“We are very excited to have Cora take on the leadership at this time,” said McGauley, in a press release. 

“We have been working together over the past year to re-shape Myths and Mirrors to meet the challenges set out in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation process. 
“Cora, who is Anishinaabe and Cree with mixed European ancestry, is an accomplished arts programmer, she’s got great ideas and she is the perfect choice to lead us into this new decade.”

For the last 24 years Myths and Mirrors has been a fixture in the community, engaging Sudbury's communities to create original art projects through collaborative art-making, story-sharing and community-building with groups who are living on the margins or facing social challenges.

"I know that Cora’s approach and experience will provide much needed opportunities for creation and dialogue about some difficult issues in our community,” said

Tanya Anne Ball, president of the Myths and Mirrors board of directors. 

"These are hard times for a lot of people, and there have been cuts in funding for the arts. But we are confident that Cora’s leadership will shape the next phase of Myths and Mirrors in a good way.”

“Myths and Mirrors is an important arts organization that has done some great work in the community and I’m inspired by the possibilities for the organization in 2020,” said Silk.

For more information on Myths and Mirrors, visit its website.