#KindnessBeatsTheVirus

Responding to COVID-19

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Play with Color ('Cause Color Means Life)

Coloring Sheets

Download individual coloring sheets, or the collections as pdfs. Share your colorized versions on Instagram or Facebook and tag #KindnessBeatsTheVirus and the artist.

Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze | Flavor | Ice One TWA | Jon Phes Souza | Kaves | Kekoa | Nicer | Nico Collazo | Pwoz | Quik | Ruse BAD | Santiago Jaén | Sar TMB | Soem | SONIC BAD | Toofly | Wuze

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:

As Seen on Instagram

Art Lessons for Remote Learning

Lesson Plans

Written by Thrive Teaching Artists for non-artist instructors; utilizing non-specialized, readily available, at home materials. Download individual lesson plans as pdfs.

Featured Partner: Projectivity

Music Samples & More. Download Projectivity’s “Producer Sample” packs and coloring book. 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 #KindnessBeatsTheVirus 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

At Ps280Q our students are staying healthy, staying moving and keeping our spirits up during Virtual Spirit Week! 🤩 #TikTokTuesday! #VirutualSpiritWeek #Ps280Q #kindnessbeatsthevirus

At Ps280Q our students are staying healthy, staying moving and keeping our spirits up during Virtual Spirit Week! 🤩 #TikTokTuesday! #VirutualSpiritWeek #Ps280Q #kindnessbeatsthevirus ...

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Going to start working more on my little at home mural! Pump up these details 🎨
#wip #art #paintforapurpose #home2020 #painting #colorful #earthday2020 #stayhome #kindnessbeatsthevirus #mural #muralart #animals #acrylic #newyork #newyorklife
whanganuiwalls pangeaseed seawalls_ nycthrive

Going to start working more on my little at home mural! Pump up these details 🎨
#wip #art #paintforapurpose #home2020 #painting #colorful #earthday2020 #stayhome #kindnessbeatsthevirus #mural #muralart #animals #acrylic #newyork #newyorklife
whanganuiwalls pangeaseed seawalls_ nycthrive
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One of my *favorite* myths about the “American west” is that it was white. 1) the American west was northern Mexico 2) slavery was abolished in Mexico in 1829 (yes that makes Texas history even more fucked up) .
The “American west” was Indigenous, Black, mestizo, AND Asian.
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Ellis “Mountain Man” Harris from ”The Black Cowboy exhibition for nycthrive ・・・
"ORIGIN STORIES" Father's Day edition by studiomuseum educator nelarte for #KindnessBeatsTheVirus | Ellis “Mountain Man” Harris from “The Black Cowboy” exhibition

From November 2016 to March 2017, The Studio Museum in Harlem showcased “The Black Cowboy" exhibition curated by Amanda Hunt. Cowboy offered a snapshot of Black communities with long histories of keeping and training horses, represented primarily through photographs and cinematic materials.
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This photo of Ellis Harris was one in a series of black and white photos by Brad Trent. The portraits ran in The Village Voice, and feature members of the New York chapter of the Federation of the Black Cowboys (FBC). FBC was a New York City-based community that shares the legacy cowboy ancestors with African-American city youth through mentoring, rodeos, and school visits. A long-standing member of FBC, Harris became a cowboy after watching a black rodeo in Harlem in the 1970s.
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TO READ THE REST GO TO nycthrive
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 #blackcowboy #fathersday #nycthrive #studiomuseumharlem #federationofblackcowboys #history #americanhistory #erasure

One of my *favorite* myths about the “American west” is that it was white. 1) the American west was northern Mexico 2) slavery was abolished in Mexico in 1829 (yes that makes Texas history even more fucked up) .
The “American west” was Indigenous, Black, mestizo, AND Asian.
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Ellis “Mountain Man” Harris from ”The Black Cowboy exhibition for nycthrive ・・・
"ORIGIN STORIES" Father's Day edition by studiomuseum educator nelarte for #KindnessBeatsTheVirus | Ellis “Mountain Man” Harris from “The Black Cowboy” exhibition

From November 2016 to March 2017, The Studio Museum in Harlem showcased “The Black Cowboy" exhibition curated by Amanda Hunt. Cowboy offered a snapshot of Black communities with long histories of keeping and training horses, represented primarily through photographs and cinematic materials.
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This photo of Ellis Harris was one in a series of black and white photos by Brad Trent. The portraits ran in The Village Voice, and feature members of the New York chapter of the Federation of the Black Cowboys (FBC). FBC was a New York City-based community that shares the legacy cowboy ancestors with African-American city youth through mentoring, rodeos, and school visits. A long-standing member of FBC, Harris became a cowboy after watching a black rodeo in Harlem in the 1970s.
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TO READ THE REST GO TO nycthrive
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#blackcowboy #fathersday #nycthrive #studiomuseumharlem #federationofblackcowboys #history #americanhistory #erasure
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I have to admit this is one of the sweetest submissions we have received for the #kindnessbeatsthevirus challenge! Thank you so much to psms34fdr 2nd grader Jared Dides and family, for sharing the gift of song with us! The lyrics to this song are so touching and inspiring- especially right now. We have a lot of healing to do as a society, and this awesome lip sync is the perfect reminder of that! Thank you Jared and family for your participation for sharing the love! #kindnessbeatsthevirus #psms34 nycthrive

I have to admit this is one of the sweetest submissions we have received for the #kindnessbeatsthevirus challenge! Thank you so much to psms34fdr 2nd grader Jared Dides and family, for sharing the gift of song with us! The lyrics to this song are so touching and inspiring- especially right now. We have a lot of healing to do as a society, and this awesome lip sync is the perfect reminder of that! Thank you Jared and family for your participation for sharing the love! #kindnessbeatsthevirus #psms34 nycthrive ...

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Sending love from the courtyard. Susan and Sam just called to say that they are taking care of each other ❤️and sitting at least six feet apart. ❤️ And the herb garden is growing. ca_healthandwellness #lovesavestheday #communityaccess #artcollective  #kindnessbeatsthevirus 📸 hollysuzy #physicaldistancingislove

Sending love from the courtyard. Susan and Sam just called to say that they are taking care of each other ❤️and sitting at least six feet apart. ❤️ And the herb garden is growing. ca_healthandwellness #lovesavestheday #communityaccess #artcollective #kindnessbeatsthevirus 📸 hollysuzy #physicaldistancingislove ...

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A cool "thanksgiving" collection. 
BUY IT NOW. Link in the bio 

https://rdbl.co/3pifKzn

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#kindnessquotes #kindnessmatters #kindnessrocks #kindnessrocksproject #kindnessalwayswins #kindnessadvent #akindness #kindnessbypost #kindnessbeginswithme #kindnessboomerang #kindnessbeatsthevirus #kindnessbazaar_dus #kindnessclub #kindnessdiaries #kindnessdaysg #kindnessdoesntcostathing #kindnessdelivered #kindnesself #kindnesseconomy #kindnesseveryday #kindnesse

A cool "thanksgiving" collection.
BUY IT NOW. Link in the bio

https://rdbl.co/3pifKzn

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#kindnessquotes #kindnessmatters #kindnessrocks #kindnessrocksproject #kindnessalwayswins #kindnessadvent #akindness #kindnessbypost #kindnessbeginswithme #kindnessboomerang #kindnessbeatsthevirus #kindnessbazaar_dus #kindnessclub #kindnessdiaries #kindnessdaysg #kindnessdoesntcostathing #kindnessdelivered #kindnesself #kindnesseconomy #kindnesseveryday #kindnesse
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“Off the wall, think outside the box” this theme was never explored in class but we imagined a 3D Roller coaster, buildings, pigeons. What would you do? Amazing work Michelle! #vanscustomculturecontest #contest #arteducation #arted #art #shoedesign #remotelearning #nyc #newyorkcity #offthewall #kindnessbeatsthevirus

“Off the wall, think outside the box” this theme was never explored in class but we imagined a 3D Roller coaster, buildings, pigeons. What would you do? Amazing work Michelle! #vanscustomculturecontest #contest #arteducation #arted #art #shoedesign #remotelearning #nyc #newyorkcity #offthewall #kindnessbeatsthevirus ...

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About this week’s #ART4_WELLNESS experience with bunnybungarcia. #Spirituality was the theme...
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Thank you to my art family art4_wellness. To everyone that comes every week to create in solitary during a chaotic time in our human history. To uptownvinylsupreme for bringing vinyl to the people in the digi age. I thoroughly enjoyed making tonight's piece and exploring and experimenting with mixed media collage/visual art. Tonight's theme was "spirituality" and I was stuck at first. I am deeply devoted to my spiritual growth and journey but expressing that through art is not easy. I decided to use matches that I had. The background is from a nature book in the USA; this is an active volcano in Hawaii. The matches are arranged so they create an eye. To me eyes are very spiritual. They are a gateway to the soul, we all have a 3rd eye, the chakra energy that is intuitive. I was inspired by the eye motif by Picasso. He drew really cool eyes on a piece. In Hinduism there is the god, Shiva. Shiva is the Destroyer, Purification by Fire, Chaos into Order. All and Nothing. Shiva is depicted with a 3rd eye and fire among other symbols in art. I also love "evil eye" charms. They are predominant in many cultures from Easten Europe, what was once called Asia Minor and Anatolia which is moden day Turkey, North Africa countries, Greece of course, the Balkans, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Eastern Europe, Parts of Asia to the East. There are interpretations of this all over the world . So I pray my "Eye of Shiva" piece wards off bad energy to all who need it. Remember that during these times we must be grateful for evem catastrophe because they bring a deeper level of consciousness that we need right now and a new way of loving life. I am eternally grateful to be an artist and to create from nothing and all. Thank you once again to everyone involved weekly.
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#Art4WellnessWednesday #artforwellness
#art #wellness #artheals #liveart
#artistssupportingartists
#artcommunity #artistsdate #kindnessbeatsthevirus

About this week’s #ART4_WELLNESS experience with bunnybungarcia. #Spirituality was the theme...
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Repost bunnybungarcia
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Thank you to my art family art4_wellness. To everyone that comes every week to create in solitary during a chaotic time in our human history. To uptownvinylsupreme for bringing vinyl to the people in the digi age. I thoroughly enjoyed making tonight's piece and exploring and experimenting with mixed media collage/visual art. Tonight's theme was "spirituality" and I was stuck at first. I am deeply devoted to my spiritual growth and journey but expressing that through art is not easy. I decided to use matches that I had. The background is from a nature book in the USA; this is an active volcano in Hawaii. The matches are arranged so they create an eye. To me eyes are very spiritual. They are a gateway to the soul, we all have a 3rd eye, the chakra energy that is intuitive. I was inspired by the eye motif by Picasso. He drew really cool eyes on a piece. In Hinduism there is the god, Shiva. Shiva is the Destroyer, Purification by Fire, Chaos into Order. All and Nothing. Shiva is depicted with a 3rd eye and fire among other symbols in art. I also love "evil eye" charms. They are predominant in many cultures from Easten Europe, what was once called Asia Minor and Anatolia which is moden day Turkey, North Africa countries, Greece of course, the Balkans, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Eastern Europe, Parts of Asia to the East. There are interpretations of this all over the world . So I pray my "Eye of Shiva" piece wards off bad energy to all who need it. Remember that during these times we must be grateful for evem catastrophe because they bring a deeper level of consciousness that we need right now and a new way of loving life. I am eternally grateful to be an artist and to create from nothing and all. Thank you once again to everyone involved weekly.
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#Art4WellnessWednesday #artforwellness
#art #wellness #artheals #liveart
#artistssupportingartists
#artcommunity #artistsdate #kindnessbeatsthevirus
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About last night’s #ART4_WELLNESS experience with evanbishopart as he continues his KING of KINGS series! Our theme was #Culture...
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“LOVE YOURSELF & YOUR EXPRESSION, YOU CANT GO WRONG.” - The BlastMaster KRS One

Painted live for art4_wellness. Two hours of funk!

#art4wellnesswednesday #hiphopappreciationweek #malcomx #krsone #evanbishopart #portraitpainting #art #culture #kindnessbeatsthevirus”

About last night’s #ART4_WELLNESS experience with evanbishopart as he continues his KING of KINGS series! Our theme was #Culture...
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Repost evanbishopart
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“LOVE YOURSELF & YOUR EXPRESSION, YOU CANT GO WRONG.” - The BlastMaster KRS One

Painted live for art4_wellness. Two hours of funk!

#art4wellnesswednesday #hiphopappreciationweek #malcomx #krsone #evanbishopart #portraitpainting #art #culture #kindnessbeatsthevirus”
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“Because color is life”, so glad that calichoart redid this beautiful piece at “wall of Justice” in Park slope! It got painted over on Tuesday by “accident”. •
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For the next few weeks, any OUTSIDE photos I take, I’m being socially distant and making sure to not touch anyone or anything. But for my mental health and exercise I DO need to get outside. Be safe everyone, we WILL and CAN get through this. •
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#spraycanart #spraypaint #muralist #justice #blmart #muralsofinstagram #muralsdaily #dailyphotography #brooklynphotographer #wallmurals #streetphotography #streets_storytelling #streetartworldwide #parkslope #parkslopebrooklyn #brooklynart #brooklynforlife #kindnessbeatsthevirus #streetartandgraffiti #graffiti #graff #graffitiphotography #beautifulcolors #streetartchat

“Because color is life”, so glad that calichoart redid this beautiful piece at “wall of Justice” in Park slope! It got painted over on Tuesday by “accident”. •



For the next few weeks, any OUTSIDE photos I take, I’m being socially distant and making sure to not touch anyone or anything. But for my mental health and exercise I DO need to get outside. Be safe everyone, we WILL and CAN get through this. •



#spraycanart #spraypaint #muralist #justice #blmart #muralsofinstagram #muralsdaily #dailyphotography #brooklynphotographer #wallmurals #streetphotography #streets_storytelling #streetartworldwide #parkslope #parkslopebrooklyn #brooklynart #brooklynforlife #kindnessbeatsthevirus #streetartandgraffiti #graffiti #graff #graffitiphotography #beautifulcolors #streetartchat
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