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Monday, July 13, 2015

Houston Education Outreach by the Numbers

Since opening on April 25th, "Rodrigue: Houston" has introduced the art of George Rodrigue to thousands of community members. Throughout the run of this retrospective exhibition, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts has been proud to provide engaging education outreach to families and students in the area.

Over 5,000 people have visited "Rodrigue: Houston" to see George Rodrigue's original works of art, including his dark Louisiana landscapes, Cajun genre scenes, and iconic Blue Dog paintings.

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts provided free buses for Houston school groups to visit the exhibition. Over 800 students received educational tours, participated in engaging gallery activities, and created their own works of art.

Through our George's Art Closet program, we awarded 25 custom art supply kits to Houston schools. Each kit contained $1,000 of art supplies, which will be used by teachers to enhance lesson plans and engage students through the arts.

By the end of the exhibition, GRFA will have hosted 4 Community Art Days. These FREE Saturday events are a great way for Houston families to experience the art of George Rodrigue and participate in fun Blue Dog art activities.

Our final Community Art Day is Saturday, 
July 18, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

"Rodrigue: Houston" will only be up for one more week! We invite you and your family to experience this special retrospective that spans George Rodrigue's 40-year career.  Thank you to our supporters in the Houston community for helping us share Rodrigue's legacy with so many friends, students, and families!

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