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The Beauty of This Land: Free Mural Camp

Come leave your mark! We will be painting a series of murals in your community with Calgary artists and elders to showcase the Beauty of this Land! 

Dates:June 3,10,24 (11am-4pm) AND
June 26-30 (2-7pm) (youth may come after their school hours) 
AGES: 14-22
Where: Forest Lawn BGCC, 4105 16 Ave SE
Cost: FREE

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th, a collaboration between Calgary Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast. 

Antyx together with Boys and Girls Club (Forest Lawn and NE-The Lodge) will be working on a Mural Project in June called "The Beauty of This Land." This project is a Canada 150 funded piece and we will be accepting registration of both indigenous and non-indigenous youth to be involved in the mural making process. These youth will be mentored by Indigenous and non Indigenous Calgary Artists as well as Elders to have conversations about Canada, history of this land (pre and post colonial history), Treaty 7, reconciliation, the beauty of this area, and more. The murals will be installed on four tables with benches in the Forest Lawn Natural Playground. If you know of anyone who would like to attend, please let us know by June 2 at the latest. Lunch will be provided for camp. 

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Spring Practicum Student: Nay-Yar!

Welcome aboard Nay-Yar, our newest addition to the team. Nay-Yar is a current student at Mount Royal University working towards her diploma in Social Work. In addition to work and school, Nay-Yar spends a great deal of time volunteering, working with youth in many various local organizations in town. In her free time, Nay-Yar’s passion is writing creative fiction and songs, meditating and meeting new people.

Q & A

1. You’re a new addition to the Amazon Rainforest. What animal would you be and why?
I would be a magical phoenix-gened butterfly that has blue flames for wings. Why a magical fire-winged butterfly? Because I come across as peaceful and gentle (and I am), but I am also a strong and driven person. I also like to find magic within my own life by putting an imaginative twist on day-to-day events. An example of this might be me seeing my breakfast as a gourmet feast sent to me by the Queen of England. I love food.

2. What do you want to be down the road?
I want to be someone who escapes the rat race and has financial freedom. My dream is to be a fiction writer but more importantly to continue being someone who is grateful, honest, kind and compassionate. 

3. What do you think about when you’re in the bus or c-train? 
I crack open a book and think about the wonderful stuff I am reading. I want to make the best use of my time while using Calgary transit.

4. What's your favourite colour?
I like multiple colours based on what the colour is on. Different colours look great on different things. I am drawn to gold, rose pink, light violet, sky blue and psychedelic colour-schemes.

5. What do you look forward to most while working with Antyx Community Arts?
I look forward most to meeting youth, connecting and learning from them. I am excited to build new skills and help contribute to the community through Antyx. I am looking forward to working in an environment that inspires me as a person and as an artist.

Nay-Yar Islam is the Antyx Community Arts Practicum Student for Spring/Summer 2017 semester. We look forward to seeing the work and contributions you shall bring to the team! 

Food Dignity Art Show!

Call for submissions:

The Alex Community Food Centre together with Antyx Community Arts and Disability Action Hall will be hosting a Food Dignity Art Show on June 8.

Artists of any age and any medium are welcome to participate. Entries are due by May 26! 

If you or someone you know would like to submit a piece for the show, please contact Miriam at 

SNAPSHOT: Spring Camp Showcase!


This spring, we had a full camp of young women from across Calgary participating in our SNAPSHOT program. After a week-long intensive of art creation and story collecting, we are proud to present the fruits of our young artist's labour! 

Come on down to CIWA on May 12th, 2017 to meet the artists, enjoy their art, and partake in some exciting conversation! 

SNAPSHOT: Photography Spring Camp

Join Antyx and CIWA for this FREE spring camp to learn photography, portraiture, storytelling and more! 

What: Photography based camp with guest artist Krystal Shuhyta
When: March 27-31, 10am-4pm
Who: Youth ages 12-18 who identify as female
Immigrant or first generation youth
Where: CIWA Office (#200, 138 - 4th Avenue SE)
Bring your own lunch, snacks provided!

We will be addressing issues including: women's empowerment, 150 years of immigrant women to Canada, being a newcomer, and ideas of home.

Email to register