June 5 - 7

Tats Cru

A group of New York City-based professional muralists whose work in aerosol has transformed graffiti into a commercially beneficial art form. In the mid ’80s three teenagers began their artistic careers by creating subway graffiti. What began as an adolescent hobby and recognition tactic has evolved into a powerful, expressively iconic style that has brought TATS CRU to the forefront of the advertising mural industry. For over two decades TATS CRU has spearheaded the battle to change people’s perception of graffiti as an art through their respected work. flickr.com/photos/tatscru


Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez 

Writer and creator of the critically acclaimed and best-selling graphic novel La Borinqueña which he self-published under his own studio, Somos Arte. Edgardo’s debut as a writer for Marvel has been received with critical acclaim similar to his initial work with Marvel as curator of two exhibitions Santerians: The Art of Joe Quesada and Marvelous Color. Via Somos Arte, he has a client roster that includes Marvel, Atlantic Records, Columbia University, and various Latino non-profits like ASPIRA of New York, El Puente and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. He is also co-founder of the graphic novel publishing company Darryl Makes Comics with his business partner, Darryl DMC McDaniels. somosarte.com

Monday to Wednesday, June 5 – 7

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

928 Simpson St

June 5, 11 AM - 5 PM

Tats Cru painting mural of Las Tres Hermanas


June 6, 12:30 - 8 PM

Tats Cru painting mural of La Borinqueña 


June 7

10 AM - 5 PM

Tats Cru painting mural of La Borinqueña 

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Mural unveiling ceremony and La Borinqueña comic book signing by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez