mural unveiling

Mondays are for Mural Unveilings

It feels that way every June. This Monday, June 11th, we cut two more ribbons at Walton High School Campus in the Bronx, and Telecommunications High School in Brooklyn. Portfolios coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the Instagram previews. Each #SchoolMurals project takes on the character of the individual school community that creates it. Today…

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Enjoy our Student Films

Thanks in part to Digital Inclusion and Art as Catalyst for Change grants from NYC City Council members Donovan Richards and Brad Lander, year 2 of our School Media program included schools in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Enjoy our catalogue of student videos here. The PS 282 students also created their own website to…

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Partnering with NYC Cultural Affairs, Year 2

At Thrive Collective, we love stories that demand sequels. After proudly introducing the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as a new partner last year, this year we saw an expansion of that relationship. Our principal champions remain NY City Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, and Donovan Richards, along with Antonio Reynoso who joined them…

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Everyone’s an Artist, Like Pilar

Shout out to an extraordinary artist and teacher, Pilar Batista, who, together with Naomi Kuo, has been holding down our work at PS 310 and IS 117 in the Bronx this year. She started volunteering with us in 2014 as a high school junior, then became an intern and an apprentice artist, and last spring emerged as our youngest art director ever. A…

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“I Am Longwood” Collaborators

On June 4, 2016, a dozen Bronx based artists and arts organizations gathered to celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the Longwood neighborhood at the first I Am Longwood Arts Fest. Meet some of the collaborators. About the Arts Fest Partner Profile: YUCA Arts Artist Profile: Kim Andino Partner Profile: Elevate NY Artist Profile: Anthony…

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2016 Thrive Collective Mural Celebration

Work Hard. Then Celebrate (17 Times)!

What’s better than to celebrate twelve murals, a South Bronx art festival, three recitals, and three film festivals throughout the city? Celebrating this accomplishment with all our friends! The completion of public art, whether murals, music, or media, testafies to the creative capacities of our students and their communities. From local art stores and artist…

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Painting Trains 101: Thanks Tats Cru!

Thank you for hosting our #SchoolMurals #BSSWA students! @tatscru @biotatscru @nicertatscru @bg183tatscru @sonic002bad @thepoint @sjwisneski #wearethrive A photo posted by Jeremy Del Rio (@2020schools) on Apr 12, 2016 at 5:32am PDT Thank you for hosting our #SchoolMurals #BSSWA students! @tatscru @biotatscru @nicertatscru @bg183tatscru @sonic002bad @thepoint #Repost @nycthrive with @repostapp ・・・ Fun school trip! High school…

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Street Art 101

More fun with Sonic, from the Instagram collection. Street art can be used to bring new life into a place. Our students learned the art of blending, how to speckle, shadow and highlighting. This is the before and after pictures of today's class. Learn more at – @sonic002bad @2020schools #wearethrive #thrivecollective #thrive #streetart #graffiti…

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