Peach Tao

Chinatown: Dragon Lion Medley

“Do you like watching Lion Dancing during Lunar New Year?” Thrive artist Peach Tao asks. Then celebrate with a visit to her new “Dragon Lion Medley” community mural for the Chinatown Mural Project at East Broadway and Division Street. Enjoy iconic Chinatown establishments in the design including PS 23, Wo Hop, Hop Kee, and more.  Special…

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PS 288: Soaring Towards Excellence

“The PS/IS 288 mural project (along W 25th Street between Mermaid and Surf Avenues) in Coney Island is coming along beautifully! I was proud to secure resources for this great community art project prior to the pandemic and this initiative has found a way to deepen social connections in an era of physical distancing. The…

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PS 249: Blossoming (1 of 3)

249-wall1 249-wall2 249-wall3 thank-you-cover thank-yous thank-yous2 thank-yous3 thank-yous4 thank-yous5 thank-yous6 “The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this school mural project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept.…

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PS 249: Blossoming (2 of 3)

249-wall1 249-wall2 249-wall3 thank-you-cover thank-yous thank-yous2 thank-yous3 thank-yous4 thank-yous5 thank-yous6 “The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this school mural project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept.…

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PS 249: Blossoming (3 of 3)

249-wall1 249-wall2 249-wall3 thank-you-cover thank-yous thank-yous2 thank-yous3 thank-yous4 thank-yous5 thank-yous6 “The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this school mural project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept.…

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Jamaica: Tree of Life

“When we started painting, I saw it on the wall, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ I didn’t know this was possible. Everybody who walked by while we were painting, they seemed excited. … Now that it’s done and it’s over, it looks amazing. And every time I come back I’m always gonna know that I…

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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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MS 83X: Respect Road

The “Respect Road” mural at MS 83 in the Bronx reflects the school’s “Bulldog Pride” and “Respect for All” mantras, along with its core values of respect, responsibility, and reflection. The principal wanted to design to go against type and avoid food references in the cafeteria, while emphasizing the importance of friendliness in the lunch…

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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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P.S. 245K creators

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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