Artists

Frederick Douglass Mural Shows Pride

A front view of the finished mural. Photo:@hey-uhey8 Words of gratitude, delight, and pride abounded from faculty and students alike as artist Daze transformed Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) with a new mural outside the school entrance. Painted predominately with spray paint, the mural was completed in just two weeks! The fast transformation meant each time…

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RICH PS/MS 105 Q CLASS 308 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

R.H.Y.M.E x Speak Lyfe x Projectivity x PS/MS 105 Q The Bay School Class 308 x Art Save Thrive Collective R.H.Y.M.E Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel music and mentoring youth program in partnership with Speak Lyfe, Projectivity and PS/MS 105 Q The Bay School, presents “RICH” (Real, Independent, Confident & Helpful) Students of class 308…

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PS 9 Extreme Mural Makeover: Behind the Scenes

That time eight iconic NYC street artists transformed a school building in two weekends. Watch how it’s done. Tats Cru x Thrive Collective x Projectivity PS 9 The Ryer Avenue School (The Bronx) 1st Floor: “Welcome to the Bronx” BG 183, Bio, Nicer 2nd Floor: “Bronx All Stars” Andre Trenier, Daze, Marthalicia 3rd Floor: “Global…

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Legendary Graffiti Artists Transform P.S. 9 with Mural Makeover

Living, Breathing Artists from the Bronx  Tats Cru’s work around the school entrance. It’s a rare school that features murals by some of the greatest street artists in the world, but P.S. 9, Ryer Avenue Elementary School does! A massive mural makeover transformed three floors of this Bronx-based elementary school over the past two weekends.…

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“My Passion” – Music Video Debut

R.H.Y.M.E x Renaissance School of The Arts Ever wonder what middle school students are passionate about? Check it out! During our winter R.H.Y.M.E semester at RSA students learned all about the art of rapping, storytelling and songwriting. Students met with R.H.Y.M.E teaching artists Rob Ayala and Josh James twice a week after school for 12…

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Celebrating Community Excellence at P.S. 249

“A Culture of Learning and of Love” Only six NYC public schools received the National Blue Ribbon Award this year from the US Department of Education. Our beloved school partner P.S. 249 The Caton School was one of the six! They honored Thrive Collective by inviting us to cut the ribbon for our newest mural…

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“Weaving the World” Ribbon Cutting Celebration at P.S. 249

The Blue-Ribbon Mural The event to recognize P.S. 249 as one of only six New York City Schools to achieve National  Blue Ribbon status began and concluded around a new mural, Weaving the World, that Caton School art club members created with Thrive Collective’s  Sal Chen and Peach Tao. All imagery for the mural came…

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“Tell ‘Em” – Music Video Debut

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) 2022 music and mentoring program in collaboration with the The Point CDC. Students learned about the art of rapping, storytelling and songwriting through a series of workshops where participants wrote and recorded original lyrics and shot a music video about love and empowerment. The…

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“Find Our Way” Student Celebration

R.H.Y.M.E X LRYOH “You shouldn’t let fear stand in the way of what you want to do.”- Demetrius (Youth participant) On May 5th, 2022 students who wrote and produced the song “Find Our Way” as part of the R.H.Y.M.E x LRYOH winter music and mentoring project came together with family and friends to see their…

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“Find Our Way” – Music Video Debut

R.H.Y.M.E X LRYOH R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) winter music and mentoring program in collaboration with LRYOH The Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub. Participants worked together to tackle serious issues such as the pandemic and gun violence to collaboratively write and record a heartfelt song titled “Find Our Way.” In addition to recording an original…

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