Artists

From Student Drawings to Designs

Thrive Teaching Artist Michela Muserra demonstrates how she integrates student drawings directly into mural designs. Watch the animations. https://www.thrivecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/animation-1.mp4 https://www.thrivecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/animation-3.mp4 These characters appear in the “CREATE” mural in Brooklyn. Check out the completed mural portfolio here. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of PS 264 in Bay Ridge, and Council Member Justin Brannan…

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Happy Holidays!

🎄🎉 Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays this year. From all of us at Thrive Collective 🎁❤ Art by Cori Santana (@coripoderosa). #KindnessBeatsTheVirus

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As Seen in: Met Stories, NYC All In & Hu$tle

We are honored to announce three fun video updates right before Christmas. First, the most recent Met Stories video by the Metropolitan Museum of Art features clips of the Create! Harlem mural. New York City’s tourism office includes a clip of the Make Space for the Arts mural in a recent “All In” video feature…

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“Blossoming” with Gratitude

“The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” “Blossoming” at PS 249 ❤️ Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs for making it possible.…

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R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel)

R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) teaches mic skills and life skills through the art of emceeing, with Bronx emcee and Thrive Studio Arts Director Randy Mason. This video recaps a RHYME workshop in collaboration with La Bodega Studios in the Bronx, sponsored in part by Bronx Council on the Arts, The Bronx Native, Empanology,…

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Thrive Sports Sunset Park Photo Diary

It’s so good to be back. On Saturday, 9/23/2020, we proudly hosted our first (mostly) socially distant Thrive Sports 3-on-3 basketball tournament since COVID-19! ☄ 23 teams ☄ 92 competitors ☄ 30 volunteers and coaches ☄ Energized spectators ☄ Sanitizers, face masks, temperature checks ☄ Swag, trophies, pizza, water, snacks, and more 💯 Gratitude for our…

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ABC 7 Features “Street Art Legend” Toofly

Congratulations to Toofly, whose artistry and Kindness Beats the Virus collaboration is being featured for Hispanic Heritage month by WABC 7 this week. If you’ve worked with her, you know she’s amazing. The report captures her beautifully, and includes footage of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus mural production at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in the Lower…

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BLM Mural: The Letter A

Humbled to be featured in the latest installment of Your Neighbor’s Backyard’s “Good Neighbor” series, which highlights people who are using their resources to help others. Filmmaker Jonathan Cortizo tells the story of Thrive Collective helping bring to life artist Tijay Mohammed‘s design for the Black Lives Matter mural in lower Manhattan. Tijay shares what he hopes…

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A Garden Mural for Stapleton Houses

From NYCHA Journal. A beautiful, bright garden has sprouted on the walls of the Stapleton Senior Center at Staten Island’s Stapleton Houses. The flowers are made of paint in this new mural, “Flowers of Our People,” which features an array of flowers and residents caring for the garden and participating in activities such as tai chi, meditation, and more. Residents from the senior center, as well as other Stapleton locals, offered design ideas for the mural, which…

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As Seen in the NY Times

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness. By Julia Jacobs The street painting at Foley Square resembles many that have been done around the country in its word…

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