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Monday, July 25, 2016

The Bayou Collection: Opens White Linen Night

Featuring Never Seen Collection of 40 Rodrigue Paintings

Opening Whitney White Linen Night in New Orleans, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts presents The Bayou Collection by George Rodrigue. Based on Rodrigue's research of regional myths and legends, these 40 canvases, painted between 1981 and 1984, represent Cajun ghost stories.

The paintings complement a text by author Chris Segura for the book Bayou (Inkwell Press), compiled for the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. Although rooted in his Cajun style, this important collection includes Watch Dog, Rodrigue's interpretation of the loup-garou, a French-Cajun werewolf or ghost dog, which seeded his most famous body of work, The Blue Dog Series.

Held within a private collection since 1984, The Bayou Collection premieres for the first time publicly on Whitney White Linen Night!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Aioli Dinners Return on September 21

The Aioli Dinner Supper Club is kicking off our Fall dinner series at the home of Henry and Pat Shane on Wednesday, September 21.

Join us for a wine-paired, four-course meal inspired by George Rodrigue's iconic "Aioli Dinner" painting. This unique culinary experience supports the arts in education initiatives of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. Additional Fall Aioli Dinners will be announced soon!

September 21, 2016
Kenner, LA

Hosted by Henry & Pat Shane

Special Guest:
Jennifer Van Vranken 
Jefferson Parish Councilwoman, District 5

Cuisine by Chef Andrea Apuzzo of Andrea's Restaurant. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

LAA+ Welcomes New Professional Development Coordinator

Professional Development Coordinator Joins LAA+ Team

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts is pleased to announce that Rachel Lock is our new Professional Development Coordinator for Louisiana A+ Schools! In this role, she will ensure consistency of all professional development functions involving LAA+ teachers, administrators, Fellows, and teaching artists.

LAA+ Welcomes Rachel Lock

Lock has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She began her teaching career in 2008, where she developed an interest in using visual arts as a teaching strategy in her classroom. From there, she continued to expand her knowledge of arts integration in 2009 through the ICI Initiative, a program dedicated to promoting and modeling arts-integrated teaching strategies and ideas.

She has served on multiple arts integration committees, as well as most recently maintaining the role of Arts Liaison at her school. After witnessing first hand how the arts impacted her classroom, she decided to become a Louisiana A+ Schools Fellow in 2013. Since then, she has led multiple teams of Fellows during LAA+ Summer Institutes.

Print Donation Program

Does your charity or non-profit need a unique fundraising tool? GRFA's Print Donation Program is a wonderful and cost effective way to raise funds for your organization!

For a $500 donation to GRFA, you can choose from seven vibrant Rodrigue Estate Stamped silkscreen prints to use in an auction or raffle. If the print purchased does not provide the organization funds exceeding the original investment, it can be returned and GRFA will refund the $500. Since 2009, the Print Donation Program has helped over 1,000 charities raise over $3 million at their fundraising events.

These prints are not for sale through the Rodrigue Studio and are only accessible to the general public through this exclusive opportunity for non-profit and charity organizations.