Queens

Welcome: You Belong Here

In October, we completed our first mural of the new school year, and our fourth mural project at PS 280 in Jackson Heights, Queens. “Welcome: You Belong Here,” features art direction by Marissa Molina with Will DeNatale. Students began designing the mural with a series of in-class activities in June, and then painted their design…

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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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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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women and gears

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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PS 280Q: It Takes a Village

This spring, Principal Lisa Hidalgo and guidance counselor extraordinaire Danielle Lammering commissioned our third mural project at PS 280. “It Takes a Village” transformed the guidance office suite, and celebrates the role that community plays in shaping values and inspiring our goals and vision. PS 280Q: It Takes A Village ‹ › × × Previous…

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PS 280: Dare Greatly

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; … who comes short…

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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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strong door mural

MS 183Q: Your Best Self

At MS 183Q, Art as Catalyst for Change funding from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards allowed us to provide 220 middle school students accredited, in-school murals classes for an entire semester. In this collaboration we focused on how students can be their best selves. The murals on the different doors of the hallways students walk…

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School Mural

MS 42Q: Choose Kindness

“Choose Kindness” completes a three-year efforts to wrap the PS/MS 42 courtyard with School Murals, together with: “Keep Calm Move On” (2016) “Arverne, Dream Big” (2016) “Love Well” (2017) Once again, Art as Catalyst for Change funding from NYC Council Member Donovan Richards allowed us to: Provide 200 middle school students accredited, in-school Murals and Media…

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MS 72Q: Five Be’s

The Beacon Program at the MS 72Q Catherine and Count Basie School in Jamaica, Queens, invited us to work with their students to produce an after school mural this spring. The students suggested the theme of “Five Be’s” in honor of five core values stressed by the principal and faculty throughout the year. Legendary local…

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