A group of eleven internationally-known street artists will be bringing new murals to East Harlem and the South Bronx in a program called MonumentArt, which will run through Sunday. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Tweeted a glimpse of what's emerging, from El Mac (who our own Jake Dobkin calls the "best muralist" in LA) and Puerto Rican artist Cero. This one is at East 111th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan:

She said in a statement, "El Barrio/East Harlem and the South Bronx are both known for their vibrant public and street art. There is great power in the arts and their importance is critical in preserving the historic cultural identity of the neighborhoods I represent. This year, the MonumentArt festival will bring nine walls to life in El Barrio and the South Bronx, celebrating our neighborhoods’ culture, documenting our history and capturing our imagination."

MonumentArt, presented by La Marqueta Retoña initiative, first brought new murals to the neighborhoods a couple of years ago, and director Jose Morales recalled, "In 2013, the Los Muros Hablan art festival was a huge success and went a long way in cultivating the rich, beautiful history of East Harlem. This year, we are excited to bring the project to even more spaces in El Barrio and extending it to the South Bronx. We look forward to the final products and thank Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opportunity to complete such a great project in her district once again."

Here's a list of the artists and where they are putting up their pieces:

Viajero (New York City) is at P.S. 102, 113th Street and 2nd Avenue:

Day 4: Cleaning him up a little before starting his hat. #monumentartnyc

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El Mac (Los Angeles) and Cero (Puerto Rico): Mosaic Preparatory Academy, Harlem Success Academy 3, Mickey Mantle School, 111th Street and Lexington Avenue

Esto ha comenzado y bien... Cero + El Mac... Haciendo historia en El Barrio...

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Faith 47 (South Africa) and Sego (Mexico): P.S. 171 and Central Park East II, 103rd Street and Madison Avenue (two murals)



Ever (Argentina): El Barrio’s ArtSpace P.S. 109, 99th Street and 3rd Avenue

Artist @Eversiempre painting a mural for Monument Art in East Harlem in New York, NY. Portraits coming to life!

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Roa (Belgium): Lexington Gardens, 108th Street and Lexington Avenue



2ALAS (Puerto Rico): 138th Street and Park Avenue underpass, Bronx (two murals)

Progress in the one and only #Bronx

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Not pictured: Elizam Escobar (Puerto Rico): Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 106th Street and Lexington Avenue; Luis R. Vidal (Puerto Rico): Con Edison, 111th Street and 1st Avenue.

Mark-Viverito's office notes that with four of the murals at three public schools, "Students will be able to meet the artists and participate in activities alongside them." Also, the mural at the 101 Campus by El Mac and Cero is of writer Nicholasa Mohr, El Barrio resident and important figure in Nuyorican arts scene.

The artists are working on the murals now, and are expecting to finish them on Sunday, October 11th.