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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GRFA Donates $25,000 of Art Supplies to Houston Schools

Since the opening of Rodrigue: Houston in April, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts has brought exciting Education Outreach opportunities to hundreds of students in the Houston community.

Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue receives a special thank you card from students at Field Elementary for their custom art supply kit. Click here to view photos from Jacques' visit to Field Elementary.

We are excited to announce that twenty-five Houston schools were awarded $1,000 custom art supply kits through our George's Art Closet program, which provides free supplies to art teachers and schools whose funding does not otherwise allow for the expense. Houston schools that were awarded custom art kits through George's Art Closet include:

Sorters Mill Elementary 
Johnston Middle School
Marshall Middle School 
Sheldon Elementary
Lee High School 
Crespo Elementary School
Waltrip High School 
Tijerina Elementary School
Cesar Chavez High School 
Early East College High School
Field Elementary 
Fleming Middle School
Ernest McGowen Elementary 
Crockett Elementary School
Burnet Elementary School 
Anderson Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary School 
Jeff Davis High School
Barbara Jordan High School for Careers 
Eastwood Academy
Pleasantville Elementary School 
Parker Elementary
Whittier Elementary 
Jefferson Elementary School
Mandarin Chinese Language Immersion Magnet School

By July, we will have hosted 50 separate groups of students at the Rodrigue: Houston exhibition at West Ave. at River Oaks. Each of these groups receives an educational tour of the gallery and then participates in an art making activity.

Click here to view a photo album from our Houston Education Outreach.

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