Antyx collaborates with Gateway youth & artist Scott Clark to create vibrant murals in Calgary’s trendy neighbourhood of Kensington.
Each traffic box mural took a group of youth 3 days to complete. First, the design was sketched on the traffic box and then the youth were given direction from lead artist Scott Clark, Lani Wilson and Alia Shahab on how to paint on the 3d surface. It was amazing to watch how fast the youth picked up on the painting and the enjoyment and pride on completing their creations. All youth were given their own section to paint & design on the traffic boxes.
Two time lapse videos were created by Antyx artist Vincent T Joachim to show the process of the mural.
The Gateway Initiative is a Calgary Police Service/City of Calgary Community & Neighbourhood Services program designed to facilitate a connection between the police, young people, their families and appropriate community resources. The City of Calgary has an initiative with local artists to paint on utility boxes as a result of the surfaces being vandalized or used by graffiti artists.