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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Harvey Relief Art Supplies Bring Smiles and Creativity to Classrooms

Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue shares the story of George Rodrigue's Blue Dog with students in Houston, TX.

Yesterday, 1st grade art students at Buffalo Creek Elementary received a special visit from Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue, who shared with them George Rodrigue's two children's books and led them in a sculpture activity.

Buffalo Creek Elementary in Houston, TX, is one of many schools in the area that has received $2,000 art supply kits through our Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts. In 2017, funds were raised through a special re-release of George Rodrigue's iconic "We Will Rise Again" silkscreen print.

Jacques Rodrigue shares, "We are so happy that we are able to help schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey by donating art supplies to them. Thank you to everyone in the Houston area who helped us in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina by purchasing Dad's "We Will Rise Again" Blue Dog image. And thank you to all of our collectors who stepped up in 2017 to purchase last year's re-release of the image."

Other schools have received their art supplies as well, and GRFA looks forward to awarding many more art supply kits to schools impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Kimi White, who is an Art Teacher at Bay Colony Elementary in Dickinson, TX, shared this photo of her young students proudly holding their art supplies.

Brookside Intermediate School in Friendswood, TX, shared their excitement as boxes of supplies began to arrive at the school.

Art students at Carver Magnet High School in Houston, TX, pose in front of their new art supplies. Their teacher Laura Luna shared, "A GIANT thank you for the wonderful art supplies and products! It was truly like Christmas. Thank you of making this a wonderful start to a great New Year."

1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is a blessings! Thank you to those who donated the art tools and it's important to the kids to to do some activity to forget what happen to them in Hurricane. You can express what you've been through and just be positive always. Just like me every time I'm down, I get my sculpture supply and starting my design.