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Friday, February 2, 2018

Special Needs Artists and the Pink Dog

Last year the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts announced a special partnership with the East Jefferson YMCA for their Brushes, Buddies and Beyond class. This week we once again joined the program to share the artwork of George Rodrigue with these amazing young artists.

Brushes, Buddies and Beyond is a "painting party" style class specifically for individuals with special needs from ages 5 to 25. Each class features a different project or artist for students to explore.

When we visit the BBB program, participants create their own version of the George Rodrigue' s iconic Blue Dog image. This week, just in time for Valentine's Day, we painted You See the Love Over Me (2013), which features a pink version of the Blue Dog and red hearts.

Artists are all smiles painting the pink Blue Dog!

Group photo with all of the artists and East Jefferson YMCA volunteers.

If you know a young person with special needs who would like to explore their artistic side, please directly contact:

Jacquelyn Achord 
East Jefferson YMCA 
Youth and Family Program Director
(504)888-9622 ext. 104

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