To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Otis Redding, Henrique Nardi, a Brazilian-born Madison artist, along with artists Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves, created a mural honoring the legacy of the musician.
The mural reads "Try a Little Tenderness," one of Redding's songs, in white letters surrounded by orange flower on a Willy Street wall. Redding was killed at the age of 26 when his plane crashed into Lake Monona during a storm.
Nardi, currently teaches graphic design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a lecturer and earned support and funding assistance for the mural with the help of Madison Arts Program Administrator Karin Wolf. Marquette Neighborhood Association president Lynn Lee, assisted Nardi in finding a location for the project.
Try a Little Tenderness, something we can all keep in mind, and strive to do.