2016

Innovators

Legendary NYC artist Marie Roberts art directed our second (of two) Summer Intensive 2016 and featured a third Coney Art Walls mural project. As Christal Young of Fox 5 NY reported (8/2/16): “When you think Coney Island, you usually think boardwalk and rides. But this neighborhood also has an emerging art scene. Students from all over the city are…

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Cycloptic Merman

Our first (of two) Summer Intensive 2016 featured a second consecutive Coney Art Walls mural project art directed by Chris Daze Ellis. Daze’s “Cycloptic Merman” concept revolves around a central figure that blends two iconic Coney Island characters, surrounded by vignettes depicting Coney Island traditions and culture. Daze invited our students, interns, and teaching artists to design…

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PS/MS 34: I Am Loisaida

The Lower East Side neighborhood of Loisaida is known for its famed murals and the artists who create them. It’s also the birthplace of Thrive Collective and our School Murals program at PS/MS 34 in 2007. We were delighted to return with a second mural project in 2016 — this time exploring the neighborhood’s cultural identity on the focal wall…

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BSSWA: Voice of the Bronx

Meet Victoria Victoria is a Thrive Collective veteran, working with our teaching artists on three murals since this project in 2015. In this video, she describes the impacts the programs have made on her life. “It’s not every day where a kid like me who came out of a one-bedroom apartment with six brothers or…

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Welcome to PS 236

How do you welcome someone into your house and in your neighborhood? This is the question that elementary students from PS 236 wrestled with and explored while creating this mural. As you can see their imagination is boundless and the result is a fantastical land where a pink elephant, a purple octopus, a monkey and…

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MS 42Q: Keep Calm Move On (2016)

At MS 42Q, Art as Catalyst for Change and CASA funding from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards allowed us to: Provide 200 middle school students accredited, in-school Murals, Media, and Music classes for an entire semester; Provide 45 students and 150 volunteers after school and weekend Murals and Media programs; Produce two murals, one recital, two assemblies,…

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PS 333/335: I Am Longwood

Partner Profile: YUCA Arts Artist Profile: Kim Andino Partner Profile: Elevate NY Artist Profile: Anthony Perez In June, the Longwood section of the Bronx became a little brighter and more colorful. Students from PS 333 and 335 worked together on a shared schoolyard mural that offers a glimpse into how they see their neighborhood and how…

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LES: Seeds of Love

Thank you NYS Senator Marty Golden, Royal Talens, the Lutheran Elementary School Mural Committee, Michael “Kaves” McCleer, and all the students and volunteers who made Seeds of Love possible. Enjoy pictures of the process and the finished mural. Seeds Of Love (2016) ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank   LES Production…

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PS 104: Brooklyn Gives

With support from the Immigrants Cultural Fund, Thrive Collective provided visual arts classes at PS/MS 104 in the Fort Hamilton section of Brooklyn that explored the school’s immigrant cultural diversity and collaboratively produced the Brooklyn Gives schoolyard mural, featuring legendary street artists and school alums Kaves and ADM. Our multidisciplinary arts education and social development programming began in February,…

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MS 42Q: Arverne, Dream Big

At MS 42Q, Art as Catalyst for Change and CASA funding from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards allowed us to: Provide 200 middle school students accredited, in-school Murals, Media, and Music classes for an entire semester; Provide 45 students and 150 volunteers after school and weekend Murals and Media programs; Produce two murals, one recital, two assemblies,…

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