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Artist / muralist Mauricio Ramirez is in the process of painting a new mural that pays homage to the front-line heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramírez is commissioning the project himself.
The mural, located on the east-facing wall of a building on the corner of S. 6th Street and Lincoln Avenue – across the street from the Basilica of Saint Josephat – is more than halfway finished.
The massive spray-painted piece depicts medical workers and flags. Ramirez has painted dozens of murals in Milwaukee, including the mural of the late Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in Walker's Point.
Ramirez says the mural will be finished in a few days.
"I want to honor and pay tribute to our medical and front-line workers," says Ramirez. "They are heroes on the front lines."
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.