The “Every Journey” mural is Thrive Collective’s first collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s NeON Arts program. Betsy G., a junior at Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School, said this about its impact:
“I just want to say, ‘Thank you.’ We started by making our own art, and I didn’t think mine was very good. But you kept saying I was doing a good job. Then you included it in the design, and now I see my work in the mural. And the mural is awesome. I didn’t think I could do something like this.”
During the ribbon cutting for Betsy’s masterpiece, Principal Benitez surprised us by showing the school’s next t-shirt design, featuring Betsy’s artwork. Thank you NeON Arts, Carnegie Hall, Pinkerton Foundation, and the NYC Dept. of Probation for believing in Betsy. The “Every Journey” mural features art direction by Marissa Molina.