Daze

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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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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Wildstyle Coloring Book

New Release (4/29) Curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, this international, all-star roster of graffiti writers is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze | Flavor | Ice One TWA | Jon Phes Souza | Kaves | Kekoa…

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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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Cultural Affairs Agency Invests in Art Education

Thrive Collective proudly welcomed the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) as a partner this year thanks to the advocacy of NY City Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, and Donovan Richards. Through DCA initiatives including the Immigrants Cultural Fund, the Art as Catalyst for Change Anti-Gun Violence program, and Cultural After School Adventures (CASA), DCA…

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When Presidential Politics meets #SchoolMurals

When #SchoolMurals meets Presidential politics – a fun @abcnews #WorldNewsTonight shoutout to @nycthrive and @dazeworldnyc as @BernieSanders visits one of our pieces in #ConeyIsland. #FeelTheBern http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/democratic-battle-york-heats-38295678 A photo posted by Jeremy Del Rio (@2020schools) on Apr 12, 2016 at 4:47am PDT Watch the video.

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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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