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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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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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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San Diego’s Mosaic

We join Thrive Collective’s first national affiliate Concrete & Canvas in celebrating the recently completed San Diego’s Mosaic fall community mural intensive commissioned by One San Diego at the corner of S. 43rd Street & National Avenue in Southcrest. Photos by Javier Torres Studios. San Diego’s Mosaic (Completed Mural) ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr…

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Make Space for the Arts

The “Make Space for the Arts” community mural collaboration between YUCA Arts and Thrive Collective in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, features works by nine artists, eighteen students, and dozens of volunteers from Viacom, Kenneth Cole, Resurrection Church, and the neighborhood. The project encompasses both sides of the underpass of the Major Deegan…

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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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PS 185 mural

PS 185: See Yourself in the Story

Welcome to “See Yourself in the Story,” a collaboration between Thrive and PS 185 that aimed to reimagine classic characters so that they represented the more diverse community of Bay Ridge. Made possible by NYC Council Member Vincent Gentile and the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, the mural is for all of the different people who now call…

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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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Captain Jack’s Wonder Voyage

What a privilege to be trusted with “Captain Jack’s Wonder Voyage” at PS/MS 282 this year. This mural celebrates the life and creative energy of Jack Roberts, a pre-K student at the school whose life was tragically cut short in 2016. On Father’s Day, we dedicated the mural with Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Principal Rashan…

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Rising Stars by the Sea

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 and Music classes for an entire semester; Provide 45 students and 150 volunteers after school and weekend Murals and Media programs; Produce the “Rising Stars by the Sea” mural,…

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