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More Coney Art Walls Buzz

Thank you to the amazing response from the media last week celebrating the great work by NYC public school students and dedicated artists beautifying West 15th Street in Coney Island as part of the Coney Art Walls initiative. Here are a few of the reports. 1. “Brush with Fame: Kids paint mural with acclaimed artist” by…

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Fox 5 NY Celebrates Thrive Collective at Coney Art Walls

Coney Island Art Walls, an outdoor museum of art, is hosting a student arts program called Thrive Collective. New York City has 419 schools with no arts program at all. The collective is working to change that. In the end, the art also changes the students who get involved. – Christal Young, Fox 5 NY

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Cycloptic Merman: Coney Art Walls 2016

Our first (of two) Summer Intensive 2016 featured a second consecutive Coney Art Walls mural project art directed by Chris Daze Ellis. Daze’s “Cycloptic Merman” concept revolves around a central figure that blends two iconic Coney Island characters, surrounded by vignettes depicting Coney Island traditions and culture. Daze invited our students, interns, and teaching artists to design…

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Meet Zanab and Josh

In 2015, Jeffrey Deitsch commissioned street art legend DAZE for the Coney Art Walls exhibition. DAZE collaborated with students from SchoolMurals.org to create a signature piece. Enjoy the “Under the Sea” School Mural portfolio here.

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