Toofly

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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The Free Mural Winner Is

The winner of the inaugural #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Free Mural contest is: PS 155 William Paca in East Harlem Special thanks to all the amazing students and NYC public schools that participated with more than 1,100 Instagram entries!

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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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What Makes us Human?

Meet some of the architects of #KindnessBeatsTheVirus: street art legend Toofly and some of her students Sydney, Lymarie, and Edmond. They describe their inspiration, their “why,” like this: “All the things we are afraid to do are the things that make us human. We are trying to bring that humanity back, and give people hope.”…

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Free Mural Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/13/2020                                    Contact: Jeremy Del Rio 347-921-4426 Email #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Thrive Collective Launches Free Mural Contest and Provides Arts Resources for Students and Educators in response to COVID-19 Art has always helped humanity process and heal from trauma.…

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Help Kindness Go Viral

What if Kindness goes viral? What if a novel strain of #CoronaKindness infected #humanKIND during the quarantine? A kindness not inoculated by mistrust and cynicism. What if #HopeAndHealing were as infectious as COVID-19? What if we #ConquerCorona because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus? This week, five public school students gathered in lower Manhattan with #ThriveCollective teaching artist Jon Souza…

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