Abby Walsh

IS 117 / TYWLS: The Importance of Daydreaming

Thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, we pooled resources from two NYC agencies to unite both schools at the Joseph Wade Campus in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx to transform their shared, main entrance hallway. The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and the NYC Department of Youth and…

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PS 264K: Create

The “CREATE” mural celebrates all forms of art, children, and diversity. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of PS 264 Elementary School in Bay Ridge, and Council Member Justin Brannan for his continuing support. From Student Drawings to Design Here, Michela demonstrates how she integrates student drawings directly into mural designs. Watch the…

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PS 163: United We Play (1 of 3)

United We Play (1a of 4) Wall 1 of 4 United We Play (1b of 3) Wall 2 of 4 United We Play (2 of 3) Wall 3 of 4 United We Play (3 of 3) Wall 4 of 4 Play unites us all. Kids just want to have fun! Thank you PS 163 for…

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PS 163: United We Play (2 of 3)

United We Play (1a of 4) Wall 1 of 4 United We Play (1b of 3) Wall 2 of 4 United We Play (2 of 3) Wall 3 of 4 United We Play (3 of 3) Wall 4 of 4 Play unites us all. Kids just want to have fun! Thank you PS 163 for…

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PS 163: United We Play (3 of 3)

United We Play (1a of 4) Wall 1 of 4 United We Play (1b of 3) Wall 2 of 4 United We Play (2 of 3) Wall 3 of 4 United We Play (3 of 3) Wall 4 of 4 Play unites us all. Kids just want to have fun! Thank you PS 163 for…

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Ember Charter School: The Fabric of Leadership (2019)

The “Fabric of Leadership” school mural at Ember Chart School in Bedford Stuyvesant explores leadership rooted in “Sankofa.” Sankofa means reflection, remembering, and giving respect to the past, even as we lead into the future. This spring, Thrive Collective worked with 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grade Ember students after school to explore how leadership…

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P.S. 204 businessman on mural

PS 204K: The Games We Play

Artist Statement – By Michela Muserra It’s a wrap! Where do I start? “The Games We Play” school mural project was another fulfilling experience with Thrive Collective. We started working with the 4th grade students of PS 204 The Vince Lombardi School back in March. Funded by the Cultural Immigrant Initiative via a grant from…

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PS/IS 30: Opportunity

From the IS 30 Wildcat Newsletter (Spring 2019): This spring, PS/IS 30 installed two new murals designed and painted by our students in collaboration with teaching artists Joshua Gabriel, Abby Walsh, and Nico Collazo from Thrive Collective. The “Opportunity” mural in the arts and sciences wing celebrates how creative imagination opens the doors of opportunity,…

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