Name: Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

Neighborhood: Covington

Profession: Artist & Gallery Owner, Marianne Angeli Rodriguez Gallery

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Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

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.

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Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

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.