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Tom Campisi

How Art Changed Me and Opened Doors – New Series Will Feature Pilar Batista

Pilar Batista, a former teaching artist with Thrive Collective, will be featured on the upcoming digital series, “How Art Changed Me.” Streaming on the ALL ARTS network’s app, website, and social media platforms, the series explores the transformative potential of arts by highlighting personal stories. Batista, who will be featured on the second episode of…

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WPIX New York Highlights Thrive Collective’s Murals, RHYME Program

Thrive Collective was recently featured on WPIX during its 6 p.m. evening newscast. On Feb. 17,  at P.S. 155 and the Renaissance School of the Arts (RSA) in East Harlem, WPIX reporter Michelle Ross interviewed Jeremy Del Rio, founder and executive director of Thrive Collective, and sixth-grader Justin Guanilo, a student in the organization’s R.H.Y.M.E.…

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Art History: Murals Revitalize East 10th Street, Honor CHARAS Founders

On Saturday, December 17, an intergenerational group of Lower East Side leaders came together to celebrate the ribbon cutting for a series of murals that paid homage to the CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center, which was located at 605 East 9th Street from 1979 until the beginning of this century. The 152,000-square foot complex, once home…

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Brooklyn Nets Press Release for Latest Thrive Mural at J.H.S. 220

For Immediate Release BROOKLYN NETS, HOUSE OF SLAY AND THRIVE COLLECTIVE UNVEIL PUBLIC MURAL AT JOHN JAY PERSHING MIDDLE SCHOOL Mural Unveiled Ahead of Brooklyn Nets’ AAPI Heritage Night Celebration on Monday, Nov. 28  –Scroll Down for Photos– BROOKLYN (Nov. 22, 2022) – The Brooklyn Nets are bringing their 10 Years in Brooklyn celebration to…

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