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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Introducing the Aioli Dinner Supper Club

The Aioli Dinner Supper Club

We are pleased to announce that on March 14, 2015, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts will be hosting the first in a series of historically-inspired dinners that will pay homage to George Rodrigue's iconic "Aioli Dinner" painting and raise funds for our Louisiana A+ Schools program.

The beautiful grounds of Shadows on the Teche will serve as the first location for the Aioli Dinner Supper Club. Located in New Iberia on the banks of the Bayou Teche, The Shadows is a registered home with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and was built in 1834.

Shadows on the Teche

George Rodrigue was born and raised in New Iberia and painted the folklore and traditions of his hometown, capturing the ancient Live Oaks and unique culture of Cajun country. We are excited to kick off the Supper Club in the landscape that inspired Rodrigue throughout his career.

After New Iberia, the dinners will occur across the state, with some hosted in private residences and others in restaurants and historic homes.

A Message on the 2015 Art Contest by Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue

This concise PSA is brought to you by Cox Communications, a sponsor of this year's Art Contest. As part of our annual Art Contest, we will be awarding $45,000 in college scholarships to finalists.

If you know any creative high school juniors or seniors in Louisiana, encourage them to submit an original work of art on the theme "Louisiana's Music." The deadline to enter is February 12, 2015!

Special Thanks to LPFA!

We are so grateful to the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority for their continued support of our annual Art Contest program. Once again they have generously supported the Art Contest with a donation of $25,000, helping us provide college scholarships to creative high school students across Louisiana. We applaud their commitment to education and the many other initiatives they support that enhance communities.

Jim Parks, Tricia Dubroc, and Martin Walke of LPFA stopped by the GRFA office this week to bring a donation of $25,000 for the 2015 Art Contest program.

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