It feels that way every June.
This Monday, June 11th, we cut two more ribbons at Walton High School Campus in the Bronx, and Telecommunications High School in Brooklyn. Portfolios coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the Instagram previews.
Each #SchoolMurals project takes on the character of the individual school community that creates it. Today we celebrated “The World We Make,” by students from three high schools on the Walton Campus, who collaborated with teaching artists @peacheeblue and @armordtribe91 since March to conceive, design, and produce their campus masterpiece. Grateful for the consistent support of @pastorfernandocabrera of the @nyccouncil since 2014, along with @nyculture @nycschools @nycyouth @sherwinwilliams and @nycservice. #WeAreThrive #BringArtBack
This time last year, Kristen Leung @kristenigma was graduating @cuny Brooklyn College with a BFA in Studio Art, after first volunteering with @nycthrive as a high school student in 2011. This week, she cut the ribbon on “Migration Remix,” her first #SchoolMurals project as a teaching artist and art director alongside @miki__mu. As a “locally grown” artist who grew up blocks away from #HSTAT, here’s why the opportunity was so meaningful for her, in her own words: “That’s a wrap! At Monday’s ribbon-cutting we celebrated the very first mural I’ve had the immense privilege to imagine and bring to life with my team of awesome students, amazing artists, and support from #ThriveCollective. This creation was inspired by iconic works of art from around the world but reimagined through the eyes of the diverse community here at High School of Telecommunications and in Brooklyn, my hometown. All the bright talent, hard work, heart and soul put into beautifying this space has made me feel not only so blessed to be a part of but also determined to grow into the strongest art director and all-around artist I can be.” Special thanks to @nyccouncil members @vgentile43 and @justinbrannan, @nyculture #CulturalImmigrantsInitiative, @sherwinwilliams @crossroadsbklyn #wearethrive #bringartback @nycschools @nycservice @nycyouth Photos by @kristenigma @nycthrive and Harry Mena for Sunset Park Railroad.