Try A Little Tenderness

November 16, 2016 3:17 PM

Otis Redding Mural

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.

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