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Matthew "Levee" Chavez

Biography

Matthew "Levee" Chavez

Matthew "Levee" Chavez is the creator of Subway Therapy, an ongoing immersive project at the Union Square subway station in Manhattan. A believer in the therapeutic power of communication and providing people with an opportunity to engage, he has worked in crisis management and education in a variety of different roles, including at a magnet school for students with autism. He is a natural born listener--strangers have always talked to him on buses, trains, subways, and planes, and sidewalks. He lives in Brooklyn.

Matthew "Levee" Chavez

Books by Matthew "Levee" Chavez

by Matthew "Levee" Chavez - Art, Children's, Children's 10-12, Children's Nonfiction

In the days leading up to and following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, artist Matthew "Levee" Chavez arrived at the Union Square subway station and passed out blank sticky notes, urging New Yorkers to express themselves. As the notes were posted to the wall, a colorful and moving collage emerged that reflected the city's rich and diverse personal responses to a divisive moment in history. In this DIY guide, Chavez shows young readers how to create their very own art projects with a purpose.