#KindnessBeatsTheVirus

Responding to COVID-19
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For Masterpiece Minds

Daily Prompts

Activate your imagination everyday with these daily prompts. Share stories, pictures, media, and art on social media. Tag #KindnessBeatsTheVirus and @NYCThrive. Examples:

1. Music Monday: Write a short poem using only song titles.
2. Tell Them Tuesday: Draw a black and white illustration of someone showing kindness within the rules of social distancing. Then tell someone else to color it in. Share both versions. (From Week 3)

  • Download Week 4 (pdf)
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  • Download Week 6 (pdf)
  • Download 42 Days (pdf)
Art Lessons for Remote Learning

Lesson Plans

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Featured Partner: Projectivity

Music Samples & More

Check out Projectivity’s “Project Yourself Coloring Book” and “Producer Sample” packs. Producer samples can be used to make your own music or videos. Download them now and make sure to tag @projectivity and the artist when you create with them, along with #KindnessBeatsTheVirus.

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Online Workshops

Interested in online arts and music workshops during the quarantine? We have options (as of 4/6).

Instagram's Top Twenty

The Hashtag Challenge

Use the #KingnessBeatsTheVirus hashtag and tag @NYCThrive. “Like” your favorites to feature them in an upcoming art exhibit. The exhibit will include two Hashtag Challenge categories. The top two entries from each category will have the opportunity to merchandise their submission as a collaboration with an acclaimed artist.

1. The Instagram Top Ten

Selections determined by Instagram likes

2. The Artists Top Ten

Selections determined by an independent panel of artists

Feeling overwhelmed and grateful for my friend Diana.. she left this sweet gift on my porch today. #kindnessbeatsthevirus ...

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Coloring brings back our inner child. It is also very relaxing, which is what we mostly need these days. This was colored by Carmine, 44. From Naples, Italy 🇮🇹 .
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If you’d like to color this page nycthrive is offering a bunch of great black and white illustrations that are just waiting for your crayons and markers. Go on my profile and follow the link. You’ll find some drawings of mine along with other ones by super talented teaching artists from Thrive Collective. Pick any of them and if you’d like, post it on your social media with the hashtag #kindnessbeatsthevirus. This initiative was made with the intent of spreading kindness and creating a network to fight loneliness and isolation. We are all in this together. We will make it 💪🏼 #covid2020
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Due to your generosity, we’ve been able to provide laptops for learning for a family in need. Thank you! We’ve raised $24,488 of our $30,000 goal toward Covid19 relief. #kindnessbeatsthevirus ...

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💁🏽‍♀️Time to be real! 🍩 This morning I heard a lady in the donut shop respond to how are you with “I’m depressed like everyone else.” 😔I can understand why. For most of us, life just came in like a 🌪 and now we are scrambling to pick up the pieces without really knowing what the picture will look like. If I’m honest - I’ve dealt with deep sadness over loss of momentum for Inspire and the cancellation of the luncheons. 🍽 Anyone who knows me, is aware that I put my whole ❤️ into impacting students. 🛑 is not an easy word for me to handle. I had bought cases of water for the luncheon before the craziness hit and on Friday delivered some to hopemansion for mamas and babies in need. 🧊Watching that water go was a tangible reminder of an event and a dream put on hold.💡But then I realized I have a choice - I can stay disappointed by the current disruption or I can joyfully embrace this moment with generosity and faith and trust and love. 💕 Maybe you’ve got this lesson down, but if you’re like me, then you need a reminder. ✅So here it is from a case of water - you may not be able to control what’s happening around you, but you can control what is happening IN you! 🙋🏽‍♀️So today, even if I feel sadness or depression or disappointment or anxiety, I will NOT feed it because as my dear Cadre Madre jeannemayo says that what you feed, grows! 🙅🏽‍♀️I will find joy in giving what I have and helping where I can, making memories with my children while they are at home and believing that God can take broken pieces and make a beautiful mosaic even from this season! 🌅 #kindnessbeatsthevirus ...

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Is this what mom meant when she said get Airborne?

#kindnessbeatsthevirus #skaterboi #nycparks #skatenyc #nycphotography #shotoniphone #skatelife #socialdistancing #ollie #urbanlandscape #urbanphotography #citylife
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Call me Mork ⚡️
#ootd #kindnessbeatsthevirus #selfportrait #overalls #dork
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I find these small paintings very relaxing during these unsettling times. Wishing everyone out there the very best. Stay Safe!
#biotatscru #tatscru #bioheart #contemporaryart #art #canvas #acrylic ##waterdrops #stayhome #kindnessbeatsthevirus
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⚡️ Andy Who? ⚡️ -
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As a photographer it’s hard never have pictures of yourself, but in quarantine it’s hard to take pictures of other people. Taking pictures of myself is something I’m not totally comfortable doing but it’s been a fun challenge for me during this time of isolation.

#photography #selfie #selfportrait #warhol #bwphotography #bwportrait #kindnessbeatsthevirus #nycphotographer #nycphotography #minimalism #minimalize #minimalzine
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Grateful for volunteers like pierogorriti and sarahbourns making food deliveries to the elderly in their neighborhood. If you need help - or would like to help someone in need - during this crisis please let us know! #kindnessbeatsthevirus nycthrive ...

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The beginning of Spring in New York 2020.

While in isolation, I quickly found my favorite view from home. Have you found yours?

#illustration #newyork #newyorkcity #sketch #drawing #quarantine #kindnessbeatsthevirus nycthrive
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⚡️Eyes That Light Up⚡️
⚡️Eyes Look Through You⚡️
⚡️Cover Up The Blank Spots⚡️
⚡️Hit Me On The Head I Got Ooh!⚡️ #kindnessbeatsthevirus #selfisolation #selfportrait #selfie #quarantineartclub #shotoniphone #lightroommobile #lightroom #nycphotographer #nycphotography #dirtymirrorselfie #indieboy #indieartist #curlyhairdontcare
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24,000+ meals and counting! These two amazing men have been hard at work producing and distributing more than 8,000+ meals weekly to the homeless, seniors, and most vulnerable populations in crisis in Baltimore City and DC right now. You may remember my recent post about this project, which was created just 3 weeks ago and going strong. Using surplus perishable food items donated by big food purveyors, the meals are made from scratch by real chefs every day. It’s high-end restaurant-quality food I would be proud to serve in my own restaurant (a recent meal was prime rib, for example). Chef Chris Cherry and Matt Stevens, your selfless leadership is inspiring. God bless you both for the work you do. I’m honored to count you as friends and to play a role in this project. These men know how to feed a city. More info: 1000meals.org. #TeamHope #Mealsofhope #kindnessbeatsthevirus #somebodycaresbaltimore ...

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24,000 meals and counting! These amazing men have been hard at work producing and distributing more than 8,000+ meals weekly to the homeless, seniors, and most vulnerable populations in crisis in Baltimore City and DC right now. You may remember my recent post about this project, which was created just 3 weeks ago and going strong. Using surplus perishable food items donated by big food purveyors, the meals are made from scratch by real chefs every day. It’s high-end restaurant-quality food I would be proud to serve in my own restaurant (a recent meal was prime rib, for example). Chef Chris Cherry and Matt Stevens, your selfless leadership is inspiring. God bless you both for the work you do. I’m honored to count you as friends and play a role in this project. These men know how to feed a city. More info: 1000meals.org. (Sergio Vitale, Aldo’s) #TeamHope #Mealsofhope #kindnessbeatsthevirus #somebodycaresbaltimore. ...

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Another beautiful submission from REH congregant, amy.lee.arts — the view out her window in East Harlem while home during this time in isolation. | The verse inspiring her in this season is Isaiah 55:12.
———————————————————————————- We asked REH congregants for their art submissions for our ministry partner nycthrive for their
#kindnessbeatsthevirus campaign. If you’d like to submit: email them to EastHarlem@redeemer.com
#REHlovesEH
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Another 6” mini series to fill my days.
“Day by Day”
6” x 6”
Acrylic and paint markers 2020
#biotatscru #tatscru #bioheart #contemporaryart #art #acrylic #canvas #kindnessbeatsthevirus #stayhome #staysafe
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