Thursday, September 8, 2016

Antyx Community Arts Gets Eyes on the Ave

Formed in January 2010 (when All Nations Theatre and Urban Youth Worx (ANT/UYW) merged and began operating as a single organization),  Antyx Community Arts is a community arts company that uses the arts and community development processes to create opportunities for youth to become more engaged in their community and experience increased community connection.  Their community arts strategy involves developing collaborative community arts projects that engage youth and communities. Projects are planned with community partners and direct input from youth. Past projects have included: community murals, performances of plays reflecting community issues, video and music projects.

This summer Antyx Community Arts helped youth learn how to take a variety of perfect pictures and revealed how photography can transform community through its Eyes On the Ave Initiative. Antyx joined forces with local photographers and community leaders to engage youth ages 13-18 in using photography to make positive social change.  The camp culminated with the completion of a large scale photography exhibition that is now featured on International Avenue at what has become the heart of the Forest Lawn Community Arts and Development, the ArtBOX.  For a quick peek of how it all went down take a look below.

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