New mural in Madison honors legacy of musician Otis Redding

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A new mural honoring the legacy of musician Otis Redding has popped up in Madison.

The Capital Times (http://bit.ly/2epigTp ) reports that Henrique Nardi, a Brazilian-born Madison artist, led the project with artists Cyla Costa and Jackson Alves. The mural reads “Try a Little Tenderness,” one of Redding’s songs, in white letters surrounded by orange flowers.

Nardi says he received compliments and positive responses from people on the street who were excited to see the painting.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Redding, who was killed at the age of 26 when his private plane crashed into Lake Monona during a storm.

Nardi is currently teaching graphic design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Art Department as a lecturer.

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Information from: The Capital Times, http://www.madison.com/tct

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