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BHSIS: For One and All

FOR ONE AND ALL 🎨 Masks x social distancing x mural making. After the COVID-19 school closures in the spring, it was so great to have students painting again. This fall, we had just enough time before NYC schools closed again to complete our first hybrid learning intensive of the new academic year. Thank you…

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MS/HS 141: A Wrinkle in Time

“Thank you [NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen] so much for the beautiful addition to our school!  Last school year you provided funding so that RKA could partner with Thrive.  The partnership generated a Mural Painting Club for HS and MS students.  The club designed the mural you see in the attached pictures. … “It is massive…

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Union Settlement: Lamar Gibson Memorial

The Art of Healing On July 13th, Lamar Gibson’s life was taken prematurely by gun violence near his East Harlem home. He was only 17 years old. Ten years ago this summer, his father’s life ended the same way. Lamar’s father’s murder remains unsolved. In August, we facilitated a socially distant, three-week mural workshop for…

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Union Settlement: RIP Lamar

The Art of Healing On July 13th, Lamar Gibson’s life was taken prematurely by gun violence near his East Harlem home. He was only 17 years old. Ten years ago this summer, his father’s life ended the same way. Lamar’s father’s murder remains unsolved. In August, we facilitated a socially distant, three-week mural workshop for…

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lion "undeterred" by "obstacles"

Judith Kaye HS: Undeterred

Another Toofly collaboration with Thrive Collective, featuring students and administrators from Judith Kaye High School in Manhattan. Undeterred (2019) ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank   View this post on Instagram   Facilitated a small mural at the Judith Kaye H.S in Spanish Harlem yesterday in partnership with…

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Female Thrive Collective URBANLIFE Mentors

UrbanLife Youth & Family Center

“Welcome to ‘What Comes Next.'” – Shawana Myhre, UrbanLife Mentors For the second consecutive year, Clorox sponsored Thrive Collective to beautify a youth arts and mentoring space — this time in Oakland! On June 15th, we celebrated the grand opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center with our partners UrbanLife Mentors and Clorox. “Next” is just the…

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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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skeleton man (musician) and skeleton woman (dancer)

MS/HS 141: Celebrate Diversity

Principal O’Mara joins the fun. The new “Celebrate Diversity” mural greets middle school students at their main entrance at MS/HS 141: Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy every morning. Thank you, NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen and Principal O’Mara, for your continuing support. Celebrate Diversity ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank…

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woman in "Tiger Pride" banner

MS/HS 141: Tiger Pride

The new “Tiger Pride” mural adorns the primary first floor hallway at MS/HS 141: Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy. Thank you, NYC Council Member Andrew Cohen and Principal O’Mara, for your continuing support. Tiger Pride ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: WP Frank The mural highlight the pride and ambitions of the…

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Discovery HS: Cognition Series

Artists Peach Tao and Chris Gomez collaborated directly with the administration of Discovery High School for the Cognition murals, a series of four distinct but related installations. The principal wanted the murals to communicate the message that every individual person, thought, and action at Discovery High School interconnects to form a cohesive whole. When individual…

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