PS/MS 34: I Am Loisaida

Featuring Art Direction by Sam Wisneski & Leslie Rios, with Crash (Manhattan 2016)
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The Lower East Side neighborhood of Loisaida is known for its famed murals and the artists who create them. It’s also the birthplace of Thrive Collective and our School Murals program at PS/MS 34 in 2007. We were delighted to return with a second mural project in 2016 — this time exploring the neighborhood’s cultural identity on the focal wall behind the stage in the auditorium.

Thrive Collective’s first school mural project, before we were known as Thrive Collective, was the Dream Walls in the schoolyard of PS/MS 34.

Enjoy the finished product.

PS 34: I Am Loisaida

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Project Details

PS 34: I Am Loisaida
After School Program (Manhattan 2016)

• Art Direction & Teaching Artists: Sam Wisneski & Leslie Rios
• Featuring graffiti artist Crash
• Indoor Auditorium Wall
• Acrylic and spray paint on concrete
• 180 square feet
• Sponsored by NYC Council Member Rosie Mendez, Abounding Grace Ministries, New Life of NY, University Settlement House, SONYC, Sherwin Williams, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, NY CityServe, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development

  • After School
  • Interior
  • Middle School

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