• A group of young people worked with artists Nicole Schulman and Menshahat Ebron to complete this mural based on DOT’s Safety Education Program, which focuses on the distractions that endanger both drivers and pedestrians.
  • The student learns a lesson about mixing colors.
  • A group of students paint the bright yellow background of their mural.
  • A student speaks on behalf of all his hard work at the dedication ceremony, in front of his peers and the community.
  • The participants pose for a group photo in front of the completed mural, proudly displaying their certificates.

Project Description

"We Are All on Safety Patrol" was created in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation, Roy H Mann Middle School, and Millennium Development Corporation in Bergen Beach, Brooklyn. The design and research phase of the project was inspired by the NYC DOT’s Safety Education Program. The imagery in the mural focuses on the distractions that endanger both drivers and pedestrians. In creating this artwork, the young people and artists remind us that safety is everyone's responsibility and that we are all on safety patrol.

Project Description

Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency Program to engage public school students in exploring traffic safety information through the creation of original street signs. Signs designed collaboratively by students at each of our partner schools are digitally rendered by Groundswell artists, fabricated by NYC DOT’s Sign Shop, and temporarily installed in local locations students identify as in need of traffic signage. Through this program, students learn how signs and symbols can work to communicate ideas and explore visual art techniques to develop graphic images. These signs then help increase safety awareness and prevent accidents in locations around each school community.

  • The street sign designed by students from IS 367.

Project Description

Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency Program to engage public school students in exploring traffic safety information through the creation of original street signs. Signs designed collaboratively by students at each of our partner schools are digitally rendered by Groundswell artists, fabricated by NYC DOT’s Sign Shop, and temporarily installed in local locations students identify as in need of traffic signage. Through this program, students learn how signs and symbols can work to communicate ideas and explore visual art techniques to develop graphic images. These signs then help increase safety awareness and prevent accidents in locations around each school community. Students from IS 367 added an environmental message to their safety sign, placing traffic safety in a larger context of respecting the world in which we all live.

  • The four panels honors black female officers by showing their stories.
  • This is a preliminary sketch for a single section, highlighting how the narrative weaves together.
  • Participants split up and take on separate panels.
  • The team gathers, showing off their lovingly used palettes.
  • A detail of one panel. This project honors the work done by female officers in the military.

Project Description

“The Evolution of Black Veterans for Social Justice” was created by a team of youth led by artists Leslie Smith III and Menshahat Ebron. This mural, fabricated on four birch plywood panels, chronicles the history of the Black Veterans for Social Justice (BVSJ) organization, from its conception in 1979 to today. Imagery also pays homage to the expanding role of black female military officers in the armed services. Throughout the mural creation process, the youth artists developed hands-on artmaking skills and strengthened their ability to narrate complex ideas through symbolic visual language.

  • The street sign designed by students from IS 143.

Project Description

Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency Program to engage public school students in exploring traffic safety information through the creation of original street signs. Signs designed collaboratively by students at each of our partner schools are digitally rendered by Groundswell artists, fabricated by NYC DOT’s Sign Shop, and temporarily installed in local locations students identify as in need of traffic signage. Through this program, students learn how signs and symbols can work to communicate ideas and explore visual art techniques to develop graphic images. These signs then help increase safety awareness and prevent accidents in locations around each school community.

  • The street sign designed by students from IS 2.
  • Safety Sign Project - It All Means Stop!
  • Safety Sign Project - It All Means Stop!

Project Description

Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency Program to engage public school students in exploring traffic safety information through the creation of original street signs. Signs designed collaboratively by students at each of our partner schools are digitally rendered by Groundswell artists, fabricated by NYC DOT’s Sign Shop, and temporarily installed in local locations students identify as in need of traffic signage. Through this program, students learn how signs and symbols can work to communicate ideas and explore visual art techniques to develop graphic images. These signs then help increase safety awareness and prevent accidents in locations around each school community. Students from IS 2 chose to include their school mascot in this reminder that all the symbols for a crosswalk hand, red light, and stop sign all represent the same thing.

  • The street sign designed by students from PS 33

Project Description

Groundswell and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) designed the Traffic Safety Sign Residency Program to engage public school students in exploring traffic safety information through the creation of original street signs. Signs designed collaboratively by students at each of our partner schools are digitally rendered by Groundswell artists, fabricated by NYC DOT’s Sign Shop, and temporarily installed in local locations students identify as in need of traffic signage. Through this program, students learn how signs and symbols can work to communicate ideas and explore visual art techniques to develop graphic images. These signs then help increase safety awareness and prevent accidents in locations around each school community. Youth at PS 33 use traditional symbols for “Stop, Look, and Listen” but reimagined their pedestrian crossing icon as a boy with a hat and smiling face.

  • This mural explores the history of the Sunset Family Health Center for Women and Children.
  • Participants learned professional artistic techniques and practices. Here a youth primes the tyvek the mural will be painted on.
  • Participants mix acrylic paint to create the skin tones for the realistic portraits, intended to look like photographs.
  • An amazing team of youth came together to create this mural.
  • At the dedication ceremony, a participants speaks about the importance of community and health.
  • A long view of the mural installed at the Sunset Park Family Health Center.
RPlOSsRQ6v8Adan Palermo speaking at Sunset Park Medical Center

Project Description

“The People of Sunset Park” is inspired by the medical staff, hospital administrators, and local residents who have helped make the Sunset Park Family Health Center a vibrant community health center. Seventeen youth artists worked with Yana Dimitrova and Sophia Dawson to bring to life the stories of these individuals who have been so important to the community and the Center. The mural evokes a digital image viewer, with a rolling landscape of Sunset Park serving as background to a series of floating individual portraits.

Broadway Junction: Public Design Sharing

Hear about the new artwork being installed in the neighborhood! 

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Location:
Van Sinderen Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn NY 11233 US

Date:
Tuesday, 07/24/2012

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