Artist Meres One teaches students

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We went to the Upper West Side to P.S. 33 to link with an artist known as Meres One. He joined an after-school program: a little graffiti with the kids.

Under some scaffolding, a school yard was turned tuned into an artist studio/learning space.

Graffiti is as native to New York as hip hop music. It's in the bones. It lives in the bones of artist Meres One, too. Professionally taught, he can do it all. But an aerosol can is his preferred tool. The world is his canvas.

On this day, Meres taught a lesson pro bono. Maybe he was passing the torch in a way. The finished product is a banner for the school.

He was a teen coming of age in the Bronx when a program called Magic inspired him.

Today graffiti and street art are accepted and they are hip -- and that's OK.

Meres One might be old school, but he is still the cool kid.