Name: Marianne Angeli Rodriguez
Profession: Artist & Gallery Owner, Marianne Angeli Rodriguez Gallery
Describe what you love about what you do: I’m grateful for the creative freedom that makes each day different and exciting. There’s nothing like watching someone’s face light up when they experience the art. Color therapy is real and it’s a beautiful thing.
What about New Orleans inspires you? Mystical, magical, tropical, festive—New Orleans nourishes the spirit and imagination.
What do you think makes New Orleans a resilient city? The community spirit perseveres. There’s a generosity among neighbors helping neighbors and an affinity for supporting local businesses.
Favorite meal and where to get it: BBQ Shrimp from Jacques-Imo’s
Favorite thing to do here to relax: Bike ride through Bayou St. John
Favorite thing to do here to recharge: Gallery hopping on Royal Street
Favorite destination: Palawan Beach, Philippines
Favorite album of all time: Incubus, Make Yourself
The first thing you do when you wake up: Kiss my rescue dogs on the forehead
Interviews have been edited and condensed.
This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.