Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rodrigue Teams With New Orleans Saints to Support Hurricane Katrina Relief

George Rodrigue's Blue Dog Relief campaign to help raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief continues with indomitable and, of course, creative spirit.

As GoodBiz113 reported on Sept. 26, 2006 [see "Louisiana Artist Brings Post-Katrina [Blue Dog] Relief to New Orleans"], the internationally renowned artist has developed several works to help support post-Katrina recovery efforts. He's also unveiled clever "To Stay Alive We Need Levee 5" campaign materials to heighten awareness -- locally and in Washington -- of New Orleans' need for an infinitely stronger levee system.

Rodrigue's latest addition to Blue Dog Relief is "We Are Marching Again" [above, right], a new silkscreen he created in collaboration with the New Orleans Saints NFL football team to help raise money for the New Orleans Museum of Art [NOMA], which was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The signed, open-edition print [image size, 18 X 23; paper size, 22 X 28] marks his sixth in the Blue Dog Relief series, and can be ordered online at www.bluedogrelief.com. Please allow three weeks for delivery.

Sales of Rodrigue's first creation in the Blue Dog Relief series, "We Will Rise Again" [image size, 23 X 16; paper size, 28 X 20] will continue until Dec. 31, 2006, or until the remaining 100 or so signed prints are sold -- whichever comes first. Sales proceeds benefit the American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter.

To date, Blue Dog Relief: George Rodrigue Art Campaign for Recovery has donated more than $600,000 to NOMA; American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter; United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area; and United Way of America.

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