Events

Time Lapse and Unveiling

Sierra High School officially unveiled the I’m Possible school mural in its permanent location on the main quad in the center of campus on June 1, 2017. Artist Ritchie Kong joined them for the ribbon cutting. Coinciding with the installation, UYWI released this time lapse video of the production. Watch the Time Lapse

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The Beautiful Struggle

It’s a beautiful struggle that draws us out of ourselves into community with others – a community rooted in faith, hope, and love. Faith that change is possible, hope in a future that doesn’t yet exist, and a love that binds us together in good times and bad. Jeremy Del Rio proudly represented Thrive Collective alongside…

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Grand Marshal

Brooklyn’s 65th annual Norwegian Day Parade honored Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio as grand marshal and guest speaker on May 21st. “This year’s guest speaker and grand marshal was Jeremy Del Rio, co-founder of Thrive Collective, a nonprofit that creates hope and opportunity through arts and mentoring in public schools. Del Rio —…

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Teng Teng Workshop at Thrive Collective Studios

We were proud to host the latest Microcosm workshop by Teng Teng at Thrive Collective Studios on April 2. More to come. Teng Teng is an artist from China, currently based in New York City. For over 15 years, she has developed a wide array of themes across many mediums, including watercolor, oil, acrylic and tempera. Microcosm by…

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Save the Date: 9/26/17

Hosted by The United Federation of Teachers 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 On September 26, we will celebrate our students, artists, and community supporters with a benefit fundraiser hosted and sponsored in part by the United Federation of Teachers in Lower Manhattan. Join us for a cocktail reception, interactive experiences, auction, and showcase of student…

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Holidays Thrive

On December 12, 2016, Thrive Collective participated in the kickoff event of Thrive NYC’s Week of Action with First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor Buery, and actor Dennis O’Hare in Union Square Park. As part of the event, the Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit invited passersby to collaborate with Thrive artists to create the custom “Holidays…

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How Should We Love and Serve Our Cities?

Thrive Collective joined NY CityServe at the Movement Day Global Cities conference at the Jacob Javits Center on October 25-27, 2016. Friends from all over the world helped us create a collaborative mural by answering a simple question: “How should we love and serve our cities?” When the art installation was completed, it served as…

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Thrive Presents “Create with Us” at UFT/NYCATA ArtWorks 2016

Sam Wisneski and Jeremy Del Rio presented the “Create with Us: Public Art Transforming Public Schools” experiential workshop at the UFT/NYCATA ArtWorks 2016 conference for art teachers on October 29, 2016. Title: “Create with Us: Public Art Transforming Public Schools” Description: “Empower students to create public art murals that transform public schools into centers of…

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Fuel the Sound

Together with apprentice artists Pilar Batista and Nico Collazo, Thrive’s Creative Director Sam Wisneski led a live, interactive art demonstration at the 2016 Fuel Student Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Five hundred students from the greater New York City area attended the event, and dozens participated in the production of the Art Redemption mural…

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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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