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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Announcing Houston Launch Party

The Blue Dog and GRFA are Coming to Houston

You are invited to an exclusive launch party to celebrate the announcement of Rodrigue: Houston (opening in spring 2015, location TBA). This exhibition will showcase a retrospective of 100 original works of art by George Rodrigue, including his iconic Cajun and Blue Dog paintings.

All proceeds from the launch party benefit the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts' educational outreach in the Houston community. During the run of the exhibition, GRFA will provide free field trips, community art making events, and art supply kits.

Click the painting above to learn more about the launch party and the special benefits available for attending the event!

Ruby Bridges Visits GRFA in New Orleans

Last week, we were honored to receive a visit from Ruby Bridges. Her historic role in the Civil Rights Movement was captured by Norman Rockwell in his painting "The Problem We All Live With."  Ruby was the first student to enter a racially segregated school in New Orleans, and since then has become an ambassador for promoting tolerance, respect, and appreciation for all differences through the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

We look forward to working with Ruby and her foundation on arts in education projects!

(Upper left) Norman Rockwell's "The Problem We All Live With" (Lower left) Ruby Bridges being escorted by U.S. Marshals (Right) Jacques Rodrigue and Ruby Bridges at the GRFA office in New Orleans 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

2014 Student Show is on the Move

Since our 2014 Art Contest finalists and scholarship recipients were announced in April, we've been partnering with museums and venues across the state to exhibit this extraordinary student artwork.  The twenty-one pieces in the exhibition represent unique interpretations of the theme "Louisiana's Natural Beauty."

Currently, GRFA's 2014 Art Contest Exhibition is on view at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport until August 31st.  See where the exhibition has been and where it will travel in the coming months.  We hope you have the opportunity to see this tremendous work in person!

June 16 - July 16, 2014      
Baton Rouge, LA

August 1 - 31, 2014
Shreveport, LA

September 12 - October 6, 2014
Lake Charles, LA

October 17 - November 22, 2014
Alexandria, LA

January 15 - February 23, 2015
New Orleans, LA

The 2014 Art Contest Exhibition on display at the R.W. Norton Art Gallery.