Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education is proud to present the first in a series of murals celebrating the communities and cultural groups of Hunts Point and the South Bronx. The empowering imagery, which serves as a welcome to Casita Maria, was created by Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Art Director and Owner of Somos Arte and interpreted by Bronx-based professional graffiti artists and muralists Tats Cru. This mural is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Councilmember Rafael Salamanca.
This new mural is presented as a source of unity, education and advancement of knowledge while promoting ambition and career choices for young people and the community. Examples are provided of what young people can learn and achieve when they walk through the doors of Casita Maria while also honoring women and elders like Las Tres Hermanas and Justice Sotomayor and their important contributions for all people in the community. We invite conversation and learning about the mural and encourage healthy dialogue around race, gender, age, history, ethnicity, migration, immigration, and the importance of culture. Let’s talk!
More information about the murals coming soon! All still images by Photographer, Argenis Apolinario