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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Join Us for White Linen Night

On Saturday, August 3, 2013, the New Orleans Arts District will once again host the annual White Linen Night.  From 6:00 to 9:00 galleries open their doors to thousands of patrons encouraged to wear outfits featuring white linen.

This year, we are happy to be participating again!  We will be open at our Education Center at 747 Magazine Street (just a half block off of Julia Street).

On view will be all of our 2013 Art Contest winning artwork (winning artwork above)!  Fifteen Louisiana high school juniors and seniors (below) beat out 600 students in order to share in $45,000 in college scholarships.

As a special treat this year, we teamed up with the Louisiana Restaurant Association and all of the artwork will illustrate an October 2013 cookbook (cover below) with 100 recipes from Louisiana's greatest restaurants and chefs and with a foreword by Emeril Lagasse.

Additionally, the Rodrigue Steinway Blue Dog piano will be showcased!  George Rodrigue painted this 100 year old Steinway and Sons Piano in partnership with the LSU School of Music and Hall Piano Company.  The piano has even been signed and played by Billy Joel (pictured below)!  Come by and request your favorite song from its internal 600 song library!

We hope you will not miss this unique opportuninity to see some of the great young talent from our state and to see and hear such a special musical instrument.

See you there!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Great Media Recognition for Our Summer Camps

We have had some great News stories about our Summer Camp!

Art of the Family Table
July 8-12

The visual and culinary arts inspire a feast for the senses! The Ogden Museum of Southern Art partners with the George Rodrigue Foundation to offer a one-time opportunity for students ages 10-13. Participants experienced a week of art and food inspired by George Rodrigue's iconic painting, The Aioli Dinner, now on view at the Ogden Museum.

Daily sessions created collaboratively by the Ogden and GRFA staff took place at either the Ogden Museum of Southern Art or the George Rodrigue Foundation.

In our first clip via WGNO, the Creole Creamery makes ice cream with our campers!

In our second clip via WWL, Brian Landry of Borgne shows our campers how to make a roux!