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Thank you Council Member Justin Brannan and Lowen’s Pharmacy for supporting public art in Bay Ridge and beyond! “No more ugly brown wall by Lowen’s on 69th & 3rd thanks to the folks at Thrive Collective! “Art has always helped us process and heal from trauma. The collective global trauma caused by COVID19 is unprecedented.…

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PS 102: Welcome Refresh

What we now call Thrive Collective began with the “Welcome” mural project in the schoolyard at PS 102 in Brooklyn back in 2011. This year, the school asked us to refresh the mural following damage from a recent building renovation that included exterior scaffolding. Enjoy the original Welcome mural portfolio here, and the PS 102…

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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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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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Flatbush: The Work of our Hands

On July 28, we celebrated completion of “The Work of our Hands.” Special thanks to NYC Council Member Mathieu Eugene and NYC Small Business Services for investing in Place Making through Public Art. Mural designed and produced by neighborhood teens and stakeholders from Connect Life Church. The Work Of Our Hands (2019) ‹ › ×…

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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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PS/IS 30: Resilience

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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PS 245K: Creators

The “Creators” mural at PS 245 in Flatbush explores the creative convergence of artists and scientists over time with the help of a time machine. It is one of two mural projects funded by NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene in spring 2019. As a school, PS 245 has embraced a STEAM educational focus (Science Technology…

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PS 282: Serendipity

Image from iOS Image from iOS (1) Image from iOS (3) Image from iOS (5) Image from iOS (6) Image from iOS (2) Image from iOS (7) intensive2 intensive This mural had a story. Now it has two. I started this mural in April 2017. Through Thrive Collective, the non-profit I work for, I was…

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BCMS/PS 298: Live Well

The “Live Well” school mural is Thrive Collective’s second project sponsored by NeON Arts and Carnegie Hall, this time at the Betty Shabazz Campus in Brownsville, Brooklyn. The fifteen-week collaboration included students from both the Brownsville Collaborative Middle School and PS 298 who created an inspiring mural in the shared lunchroom. The mural features a…

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