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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Jacques Rodrigue to Give Free Lecture at "Rodrigue: Houston"

Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Rodrigue: Houston
2800 Kirby Drive
2nd Floor

About the Lecture

Join Jaques Rodrigue, Executive Director of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, as he explains his father's artwork on display at Rodrigue: Houston.  Jacques will trace George Rodrigue's history including his early days in New Iberia, LA, art school in California, early career painting Louisiana landscapes and Cajuns, the origin of Blue Dog, and the formation of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.

About the Speaker

Jacques Rodrigue graduated from Louisiana State University in General Business Administration and later received his law degree from Tulane Law School in 2007. He currently lives in New Orleans, where he serves as House Counsel for Rodrigue Studios, his late father's art gallery. As Executive Director of GRFA, he publicly advocates for an arts-integrated education system, oversees the Foundation's Annual Scholarship Art Contest, and directs the Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+) program. LAA+ trains teachers how to teach using the arts in every classroom and every subject. Jacques is also a member of the Louisiana State Arts Council and is the 2013 winner of Louisiana's Arts Education Award and the 2015 National Arts Educators Association Award for Distinguished Service Outside the Profession.

Watch Jacques' TEDx Talk below to learn more about the history of artist George Rodrigue and the formation of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.

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