Profiles

Meet the Artist: Marissa Molina

Where are you from? Long Island, NY What do you like to do with Thrive? I love inspiring the students to express themselves in new ways and to never give up How did you first get started with Thrive? I met Jeremy through training martial arts with Kekoa. Since Kekoa knew I was an artist…

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Meet Thrive’s Artists!

Here at Thrive, we’re privileged to work with a lot of talented artists who help us bring murals, music, art, and media programs to schools throughout the city. Starting today, we’re going to introduce you to who they are and where they’re from, among other things. Please look forward to meeting the artists!

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Meet Vicky from the Bronx

Acclaimed artist Domingo Zapata invites the NYC art world to re-create a public school system befitting the art capital of the world. “If they can afford a painting of mine, then they can afford to help.” Reflecting on her time learning from Domingo and other Thrive Collective artists, Bronx high school student Vicky recalls: “The…

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Five Lives: Mentors Overcome Adversity Too

Raul Baez discusses overcoming adversity with the Brotherhood Fellowship Mentoring students at Harlem Village Academy (12/1/15). After a childhood marred by physical and sexual abuse, Raul ran away at thirteen, dropped out of school, began a 25 year drug addiction, and survived four near death experiences. Five years after completing a 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder,…

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Meet Dr. Terry Greene, Music Director

Watch Music Director Dr. Terry Greene resurrect the concert band at I.S. 117 in the Bronx. Dr. Greene’s Mantra: Instruments are made to be played! From his bio: Dr. Terry Greene II holds masters and doctoral degrees from SUNY Stony Brook in Trombone and Music Performance, and has served as an adjunct professor of Jazz…

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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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The Norwegian American showcasing Thrive's art

Norwegian American Weekly: “Spectacular” Art, but “More Valuable” Collaboration

The Norwegian American Weekly newspaper featured the “Generations” mural in print and online last week. About the artwork itself, author Victoria Hofmo writes: “This fine tradition of connecting art to public schools is continuing through 20/20 Vision for Schools. … The most recent mural project, ‘Generations’ was unveiled on the lawn at the Norwegian Christian Home & Health Center…

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