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Monday, September 15, 2014

Big Fun in Texas: Houston Lauch Party

As you walk through the front doors of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Houston, a larger-than-life painting of a Blue Dog - complete with red cowboy boots and a black Stetson - greets all visitors. Here on September 10th, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts welcomed over 100 guests to a Launch Party to raise funds for arts education outreach in the Houston community during Rodrigue: Houston, a retrospective exhibition of 100 original works by George Rodrigue opening Spring 2015.

Co-hosts Don Sanders and Susan Krohn join Mallory Page Rodrigue and Jacques Rodrigue at the Launch Party for Rodrigue: Houston.

Guests enjoyed live music and delicious food provided by Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

Proceeds from ticket sales and auction items brought in over $75,000 for arts outreach in the Houston area! With these funds, GRFA will provide free field trips to students, art supply kits to local schools, and community art making events.

A live and silent auction featured one-of-a-kind works and sold out silkscreen prints by the late George Rodrigue.

Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of GRFA, welcomes attendees to the Launch Party.

Thank you to all of the friends and supporters who attended this event and made the night a smashing success! We also extend our gratitude to our co-hosts, Don Sanders and Susan Krohn, as well as to the amazing staff at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for helping us create a memorable evening to advocate for arts in education.

Click the image below to learn more and see a photo gallery from the event!



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