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Youth Arts Action Community Celebration

Youth Arts Action Team North, along with many community helpers, has just completed 4 new hanging mobile sculptures for the Genesis Centre and surrounding communities.

Join us for a community celebration and tour of the work! 

WHEN: Saturday April 21st
TIME: 1PM - 3PM
WHERE: The Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary)

Check out our Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2159429264301970/

Summer, Winter, Fall and Spring.
Dreams, Perseverance, Diversity, and Mental Health. 

Find out more about the process and themes imbedded into these creations and join us in celebration all of the hard hard work that has gone into this project!

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Digital Storytelling Showcase

For the past couple of weeks, our youth have been spending their spring break creating exciting animations and videos at the Antyx Digital Storytelling spring camp! 

Come check out their creations on Thursday, April 19th. It's sure to be a fun night, celebrating the hard work and creativity of these innovative young people.

The details:
WHEN: April 19th, 7:00-8:30PM
WHERE: McHugh House (1515 Centre St. SW)
COST: Free! 

 

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Spring Camp: Digital Storytelling

Antyx is now accepting applications for our Digital Storytelling Spring Camp! 

This is a FREE camp for immigrant girls aged 12-16 to learn video, animation, storytelling and more! 

When: March 23, 26-29 AND April 3-6
Where: CIWA (138 4 Ave SE, Calgary)
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm

Bring your own lunch - snacks provided!

Email amarjitp@ciwa-online.com or stephanie@antyx.org to register! 

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Introducing Madelaine Robillard

Madelaine is a current student at Mount Royal University working towards her diploma in Social Work. After obtaining her Diploma, she plans to get her BSW and MSW and then receive training to become a Creative Arts Therapist. Madelaine works at a women’s shelter specializing in domestic violence in Calgary. She also owns her own photography business and travels Canada working in the LGBTQ community.

What is the best part of your life?
My support network. I’ve really been reaching my goals over the years, but I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of my friends and family. It’s so important to have people in your life that want to be there and would do anything to support you, as I would for them.

What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about so many things! The arts, photography, social events with my friends, drag culture, puzzles, reading, and video games.

What big life changes have you experienced lately?
After almost 10 years in management I made a huge career change into Social Work. I was so scared to do it and in only 4 months I can officially call myself a Social Worker already. So many opportunities have been (and continue to be)  presented to me. I’m more excited to learn and grow than I ever have been.

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Pickled pig tongue. My dad is from Quebec, and it’s a pretty common thing there. I thought it was disgusting.

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You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
Unicorn. Because I believe the rainbow wouldn’t be what it is without all the other colours. Also, I live my life in a pretty sparkly, vibrant, and colourful way.

What do you look forward to most while working with Antyx Community Arts?
The opportunity to be immersed in the arts again. This is a new chapter for me that encompasses so many amazing things that I’m excited to learn about. Working with youth is something I have done before, but not in the same context, so I’m looking forward to working with youth using the arts. This opportunity ties into my future (and current) goals in so many ways. One of my goals is to become a creative arts therapist (after getting my Master’s of course).

Introducing: Abigael Roth

Hello everyone, my name is Abigael Roth!

I am a Social Work student at Mount Royal University finishing up my diploma in Social Work. I am very involved with the Calgary Zoo and have been for about five years. I am engaged to be married to a wonderful man in 2019 as well as having two bird babies named Otis Redding and Tom Rosenthal (Rose).

 
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Q&A:

What’s your favourite memory from childhood?
My dad was a canoe guide for Alberta and a survival instructor when I was young and all my favourite memories as a child involve canoeing with my family or camping in the woods.

What is the best part of your life?
The best part of my life must be my group of fun and positive friends and my family.

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?
I think about a variety of philosophical theories, social issues, and other things that gnaw at me.

What would you most like to learn and why?
I would like to learn how to read and write (?) hieroglyphics. Because they’re an ancient form of communication that I think is pretty cool.

What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is either a mustard yellow, or a forest green.

What do you look forward to most while working with Antyx Community Arts?
I look forward to evolving my own art as well as being able to be involved in the unique programs that Antyx offers.