Pilar Batista

Superpowers & Serve with Heart

Our final School Murals project of 2018, completed on the eve of the new school year, features two murals “Superpowers” and “Serve with Heart” at the entrance of PS 280Q in Jackson Heights, Queens. We are grateful for new friends and collaborators Principal Lisa Hidalgo and Guidance Counselor Danielle Lammering. Finished Murals As Seen on…

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alien making music on a mural

The Beat of our Drums

This year has brought a new, growing relationship with Carnegie Hall, first as a NeON Arts provider in the South Bronx; then as a featured arts organization at their “A Time Like This: Music for Change” concert; and most recently at their Spring Family Day on April 8. Exactly 1,703 people came through Carnegie Hall…

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IS 117X: Celebrate Diversity

For three consecutive years, Thrive Collective has proudly partnered with IS 117 students to bring public art, music and film back to the school building. “Celebrate Diversity” is the third mural produced in consecutive years. Ms. Jones, IS 117’s principal, encourages other schools in Bronx District 9 and beyond to partner with Thrive: “It’s especially…

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Welcome to PS 310

Thanks to the generosity of NYC Council Member Fernando Cabrera and the Cultural Immigrants Fund, PS 310 declares to the surrounding community and all who enter its premises: “You belong here!” At the “Welcome to PS 310” mural ribbon cutting ceremony, the fifth grade student president stressed the mural’s significance: “We dedicate this mural to…

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Fuel: Art Redemption

Together with apprentice artists Pilar Batista and Nico Collazo, Thrive’s Creative Director Sam Wisneski led a live, interactive art demonstration at the 2016 Fuel Student Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Five hundred students from the greater New York City area attended the event, and dozens participated in the production of the Art Redemption mural…

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PS 58: I Am East Tremont

Neighbors in East Tremont section of the Bronx have something great to brag about: the I Am East Tremont school mural at PS 58x. The mural highlights the diversity of the neighborhood, the various activities the students enjoy doing in school, and noteworthy people in the community such as the Coquito Lady and firefighters. If…

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