Members of the Franklin County community participated in the paint day at the VFW 4075 this afternoon. Artist Mauricio Ramirez feels strongly that his art should serve a purpose and that the community is involved in his projects. The new mural features an American flag and a portrait of Anna Mac Clarke. She graduated from Kentucky State University and went on to serve in the United States military in World War Two. She gained notoriety for being a civil rights pioneer and the first black woman to command an all-white regiment.

Ramirez started painting the mural last Saturday and expects to be finished within the next few days. Passersby as well as groups from the Kings Center, South Frankfort Community Center, and Fresh Start (formerly known as the Franklin County Women & Family Shelter) helped contribute to the project. More information about the artist can be found at The project was facilitated in part by the Josephine Sculpture Park.