Artist and CityKids Create 40-foot Mural

May 2, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015
Artist Shepard Fairey worked with over 100 students from the New York CityKids program on Sunday to create a mural on Leonard St. in Tribeca. The project's theme 'A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied' is in response to social injustice issues prevalent today, demonstrating that personal and social change begins with positive thinking. The theme was selected by a group of CityKids. Shepard will guide the students through the artistic process during the course of the project. The murals will be displayed in select locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City over the next 12 months. The CityKids Foundation empowers urban young people through arts and educational programs to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in school, the workplace, and in life. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)
Artist Shepard Fairey worked with over 100 students from the New York CityKids program on Sunday to create a mural on Leonard St. in Tribeca. The project's theme 'A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied' is in response to social injustice issues prevalent today, demonstrating that personal and social change begins with positive thinking. The theme was selected by a group of CityKids. Shepard will guide the students through the artistic process during the course of the project. The murals will be displayed in select locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City over the next 12 months. The CityKids Foundation empowers urban young people through arts and educational programs to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in school, the workplace, and in life. (Aloysio Santos/The Epoch Times)