By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Apr 10, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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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 started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.