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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Arts Education Outreach Coming to Houston!

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts will be heading to Houston in approximately April - July 2015 to coincide with Rodrigue: Houston, a new exhibition featuring the Blue Dogs, Louisiana landscapes, and Cajun paintings of George Rodrigue. We are excited to bring a selection of our arts in education programs to Houston to engage the community with creative activities and share the artistic legacy of George Rodrigue.

Opening George's Art Closet to Houston Schools
George's Art Closest was created to address the needs of teachers who face inadequate funding for visual art supplies in the classroom. Houston educators can submit an application for a custom art supply kit worth $1,000 and are awarded kits based on need and the content of their application. During Rodrigue: Houston, GRFA will provide approximately twenty-five $1,000 kits to Houston elementary, middle, and high schools. Houston teachers, the deadline to apply is April 1, 2015!

Field Trips
What better way is there to get students excited about visual art than with a field trip to a gallery? GRFA will be sponsoring at least 20 bus trips for local schools to visit Rodrigue: Houston, so that students can see firsthand original works of art spanning George Rodrigue's 40 year career. At the exhibition, students will receive an educational tour tailored to their grade level, as well as in-gallery activities that encourage observation skills, storytelling, and the principles of visual art. To book a free field trip for your students, contact Victoria at victoria@georgerodrigue.com or (973) 668-3670.

Community Art Days
During the exhibition Rodrigue: Houston, GRFA will host Community Art Days where families can tour the gallery and participate in creative projects including mask making, sculpture, and face painting. Community Art Day is a unique way for family groups to explore art history, create works of art, and most importantly, have fun together! GRFA anticipates hosting at least 4 Community Art Days.

More information coming soon about Rodrigue: Houston and our upcoming Community Art Days!

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