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A Garden Mural for Stapleton Houses

From NYCHA Journal. A beautiful, bright garden has sprouted on the walls of the Stapleton Senior Center at Staten Island’s Stapleton Houses. The flowers are made of paint in this new mural, “Flowers of Our People,” which features an array of flowers and residents caring for the garden and participating in activities such as tai chi, meditation, and more. Residents from the senior center, as well as other Stapleton locals, offered design ideas for the mural, which…

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Debate not Diatribe

“It’s disingenuous to condemn vandalism of private property and then praise vandalism of lawful public art. Regardless of whether one agrees with the statement Black Lives Matter, the BLM murals in New York and elsewhere have been properly permitted by relevant authorities as protected speech and also as legal street art. To deface what the…

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Combating COVID

Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio has taught nationally for the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative since graduating from the program in 2010. This summer DVULI features Thrive’s response to COVID-19 in their quarterly publication. Here’s the article. Download the pdf. #kindnessbeatsthevirus In New York, students and artists combat the coronavirus with kindness. By Jeremy…

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As Seen in the NY Times

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness. By Julia Jacobs The street painting at Foley Square resembles many that have been done around the country in its word…

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FastCompany: More than art, the future of urbanism

NYC’s new Black Lives Matter mural is more than art. It’s the future of urbanism The process behind the street mural was just as important as the paint job. BY NATE BERG / Full article here. Ever since the words Black Lives Matter were painted in bright yellow on the street behind the White House on…

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The Sun (UK) Features Thrive x BLM Mural

‘COLLECTIVE TRAUMA’ NYC artists work on Black Lives Matter mural in Manhattan for ‘art therapy’ during Floyd protests Fionnuala O’Leary, News Reporter Manhattan 3 Jul 2020 … But elsewhere, the atmosphere was relaxed this afternoon as artists worked on another enormous mural in downtown Manhattan, after weeks of civil unrest. Jon Souza of Thrive Collective,…

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BLM Mural: Day 2 Diary

I spy Marissa Molina, Jon Souza, Rosabella Garcia, Peach Tao, Dax Matlock, Eric Orr, Crash and many of our volunteers in today’s NY Daily News. Enjoy our Day 2 Diary, curated from Instagram, here. We are so grateful to play a small role in bringing artists’ Tijay Mohammed, Sophia Dawson, and Patrice Payne vision to…

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo x Thrive

Telemundo recently featured Thrive Collective for it Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”) segment in New York (5/22/2020). Bio of TatsCru represented #KindnessBeatsTheVirus brilliantly, and highlighted the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Volume 2 drops on June 2, 2020. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2, along with dozens of “Tools for Schools” arts education resources at thrivecollective.org/kindness.  The…

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Univision Features Bio for Thrive

Univision features Bio of TatsCru for #KindnessBeatsTheVirus, and spotlights the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Download the entire collection at thrivecollective.org/kindness. The international, all-star selection was curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, and is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze…

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