Spongebob: Islanders Dive Deeper

Collaborating with Nickelodeon Our first mural collaboration with Nickelodeon celebrates SpongeBob’s 25th birthday and features art direction by Romero Britto and Marissa Molina. “If nautical nonsense be something you wish…” Led by Marissa Molina at PS 188 The Island School in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the “Islander’s Dive Deeper” mural design features original art by…

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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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MS 183Q: Yes I Can

We were privileged to return to PS/MS 183Q with support from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards and Art as Catalyst for Change for a fourth consecutive year. We provided 160 middle school students accredited, in-school murals classes for an entire semester. In this collaboration we explored the theme of “Yes I Can.” MS 183 Final…

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Walton Campus: Global Gastronomy

The “Global Gastronomy” school mural adorns the main entrance to the cafeteria at the Walton Campus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx. Thanks to the generous support of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera, along with the NYC Departments of Cultural Affairs and Youth, the mural highlights the diverse culinary traditions of different immigrant groups…

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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/MS 42Q: Anything is Possible

After a three-year effort to wrap the exterior PS/MS 42 courtyard with School Murals, “Anything is Possible” brought the artistry indoors in 2019. Once again, Art a Catalyst for Change funding from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards allowed us to: Provide 200 middle school students accredited, in-school Murals and Music classes for an entire semester; Provide…

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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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IS 123X: Bronx Legacy

“Bronx Legacy” explores both the cultural legacy of The Bronx and its contributions to science and technology through iconic institutions such as: the NYC Botanical Gardens (botany), The Bronx Zoo (zoology), the revitalization of the Bronx River (ecology), and Yankee Stadium and borough bridges (engineering and architecture). We once again had the pleasure of collaborating…

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HSTAT: Migration Remix

Welcome to “Migration Remix,” where students from one Brooklyn high school see themselves in masterpieces by Frida Kahlo (Mexico), Johannes Vermer (Netherlands), Hokusai (Japan), Van Gogh (Netherlands), Edvard Munch (Norway), Banksy (UK), Grant Wood (USA), and Keith Haring (USA). In this collaboration with the High School of Telecommunications, Art & Technology, artists and students focused on…

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train School Mural

Walton Campus: The World We Make

Three schools at Walton Campus in the Bronx collaborated to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus in “The World We Make”: Kingsbridge International Academy, International School for Liberal Arts (ISLA), and Teaching Arts and Professions HS.  Nearly 200 students (six classes) with roots in South and Central America, the Carribbean, Africa, and the Middle East led the effort,…

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