Projects

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  • Justice Everywhere

    To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters in 2003, Fifth Avenue Committee (FAC) commissioned Groundswell to paint a mural on the adjacent building to help lead visitors from 4th Avenue around the corner to the doors of the new center.

  • I Deal, I Dream, I Do

    Created by young women participating in Groundswells Voices Herd Visionaries program, "I Deal, I Dream, I Do" was designed for the side of CHIPS, a transitional housing center for homeless women and children in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

  • Art of Remembering

    The walls of many neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn, including Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and East New York, are adorned with Rest in Peace murals which honor individuals lost too soon.

  • What is Really Inside?

    In the spring of 2004, Groundswell initiated a bronze relief sculpture project in collaboration with Brooklyn Heights Montessori and The School for International Studies.

  • Music Tamed the Beast

    In 2003, a team of Groundswell youth artists collaborated to create Music Tamed the Beast at Brooklyn High School for the Arts. The youth discussed their aspirations for their future careers.

  • Seeds of the Future

    Seeds of the Future addresses environmental justice issues in Sunset Park, issues that young activists from UPROSE continue to work tirelessly to change.

  • Making A Difference

    Making A Difference was created as part of a series of murals on the theme of Peace and Healing created in the aftermath of the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001.

  • La Lucha Continua: Homage to Eva Cockcroft

    Groundswell, Artmakers Inc, and the Lower East Side People's Federal Credit Union teamed up to create a mural to honor the memory of Eva Cockcroft and celebrate community mural making in New York.

  • The Children's Grove

    This mural was created for the Children's Grove Park in Bushwick, a park built by members of Make the Road by Walking/Se Hace el Camino al Andar for all residents of the neighborhood to enjoy.

  • Woodhull Healing Mural

    Lead Artist Joe Matunis and his student muralists from El Puente Academy worked with Woodhull doctors, staff, and patients to design and paint a mural to make children more comfortable during their hospital stay.

  • Washington Avenue Elephants

    Washington Avenue Elephants was created as part of a two day community mural jam, open to the public. The mural was the first in a series of murals to be painted along Washington Avenue.

  • Sunset Park Unity Mural

    Throughout the spring of 2001, Sunset Park residents, together with Groundswell, met to design a mural that reflected the range of cultures present in Sunset Park.

  • Summer Mural Jam

    Groundswell’s first annual Summer Mural Jam, the precursor to our flagship program the Summer Leadership Institute, was a great success.

  • Whoever You Are, Where Ever You Might Be Knowledge Yourself With Books in this Library

    In the summer of 2000, sixteen fifth and sixth graders in a Brooklyn summer camp program worked with Groundswell and community partner, Warren Street Center, to create a mural on two adjacent walls.

  • Peace Is Not A Dream In Storage

    In 1999, a group of young women of color worked with Groundswell and the Center for Anti Violence Education (CAE) to create a mural speaking out against domestic violence.

  • Scene Through a Fence

    In the fall of 1999, IS 293 and college students from New York University came together in an educational exchange and collaborative mural project. The result was "Scene Through the Fence," a 16 foot high mural that stretches the full 125 feet of a formerly-graffitied schoolyard wall.