I Just Want to Come Home

“I Just Want To Come Home” declares a new mural in Bushwick on a Food Bazaar Supermarket, painted by a team of young men considering the complex relationship between police and young men of color.
 As proven by recently publicized deaths and the #BlackLivesMatter activist movement...

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Respect is the Strongest Compliment

Brought to national attention with groups such as HollaBack! and Stop Street Harassment, street harassment affects the feeling of safety many women experience on the street. “The majority of women have been catcalled while walking the streets of NYC,” explained youth artist Eona...

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Our American Narrative Continues

Created for public display at Ellis Island, “Our American Narrative Continues” is a six-part mural panel series celebrating the rich history of immigration to the United States. As part of Groundswell’s Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship (TEMA), Groundwell’s youth...

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Public Art: Love is the Main Ingredient

“Love is the Main Ingredient / Amor es el Ingrediente Principal” was painted by Comunilife’s Life is Precious group, a suicide prevention group for young Latina women. The mural is housed in Comunilife’s kitchen. The concept of the mural developed from a thoughtful conversation...

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Public Art: Cyprus Hills Fights for Food Justice

“Cypress Hills Fights for Food Justice” is a compelling piece that addresses the issues of food justice in the Cypress Hills community. The mural informs the students of the dangers of sugar in their diets. It also depicts the work the community gardens in the area are doing to solve...

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Public Art: Metroorganism

“MetrOrganism” was designed for three cylindrical pillars in the Aspirations Diploma Plus High School library. Student artists developed imagery through observation of the immediate neighborhood and environment. They maintained notebooks of their personal reflections...

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Public Art: Beautifying Riverbank

“Beautifying Riverbank” was created by Groundswell in partnership with the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and NYC Department of Environmental Protection. The mural engages Riverbank State Park’s diverse visitors in a celebration of our local water...

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