Young people present the art of graffiti | Calgary Herald


Usually hidden in alleys or on passing trains, the art of graffiti was celebrated among the general public this week.

Community Arts of Antyx and Springboard Performance organized a wall display for young people at the pop-up arts and culture center, ContainR Art Park at Sunnyside.

The event marked the conclusion of a two-week online and in-person mural camp that ran July 12-23. Young artists and bloggers submitted entries and creative samples and were then selected by Antyx Arts & Springboard Performance

Young people spent their time learning, designing and blogging through the creation of three graffiti Art murals that are featured on the sides of large shipping containers at ContainR Art Park in Sunnyside.

Stephanie Banszky, Community Engagement Coordinator with Antyx, and Bryan Francisco, Community Arts Facilitator with Antyx, host a Youth Mural Showcase featuring 10 young artists who participated in the Mural Camp hosted by Antyx Arts and Springboard Performance at ContainR Art Park on July 28, 2021. Young people from left: Tanea Basharati, visual artist;  Éva Gustavson, visual artist;  Jessica Lock, visual artist;  Vanessa Akinwumi, visual artist;  Eshaad Rahmani, visual artist;  Carl Lacsamana, visual artist;  Moniroth Ran, visual artist;  Zainab Majid, writer;  Spider Martin, visual artist;  and Holly Ehret, writer.  Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia
Stephanie Banszky, Community Engagement Coordinator with Antyx, and Bryan Francisco, Community Arts Facilitator with Antyx, host a Youth Mural Showcase featuring 10 young artists who attended the Mural Camp hosted by Antyx Arts and Springboard Performance at ContainR Art Park on July 28, 2021. Young people from left: Tanea Basharati, visual artist; Éva Gustavson, visual artist; Jessica Lock, visual artist; Vanessa Akinwumi, visual artist; Eshaad Rahmani, visual artist; Carl Lacsamana, visual artist; Moniroth Ran, visual artist; Zainab Majid, writer; Spider Martin, visual artist; and Holly Ehret, writer. Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia
Pictured is Turtle Island, one of three graffiti murals painted by 10 young artists who attended the mural camp hosted by Antyx Arts and Springboard Performance.  Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia
Pictured is Turtle Island, one of three graffiti murals painted by 10 young artists who attended the mural camp hosted by Antyx Arts and Springboard Performance. Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Azin Ghaffari / Postmedia


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