Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Artist George Rodrigue's Foundation Offices Move to New Orleans Art District

We just learned that GoodBiz113 profilee George Rodrigue ["Louisiana Artist Brings Post-Katrina [Blue Dog] Relief to New Orleans"] has relocated the offices for his namesake foundation from Metairie, La., to New Orleans.

The above photo shows Rodrigue in front of the new George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts [GRFA] space, located at 747 Magazine Street -- right in the heart of the New Orleans Arts District [NOAD].

Now, with more than 3,000 sq. ft., GRFA will be able to host student field trips, summer camps, teacher workforce development workshops, fundraisers, plus many other events. The space features some of Rodrigue's most famous original paintings -- including several pieces from his world-famous Blue Dog collection. A ribbon-cutting/grand opening ceremony will happen in July.

About GRFA
The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts advocates the importance of including the visual arts in youth development. GRFA encourages the use of art within all curricula, and generously supports a variety of art education programs.

For more information about the nonprofit GRFA, visit:

SOURCES: George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, Rodrigue Studio

Suggested Reading: "The Art of George Rodrigue" ^AF

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