Rodrigue in Santa Fe, Continued
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April 20-25, 2022: What a fantastic week at Kenner Discovery!
George and Wendy Rodrigue
George and Wendy Rodrigue were married from 1997 until his death in 2013. For nearly 30 years, Wendy’s life’s work has been to share Rodrigue’s Life and Art in as broad and quality a manner as possible. Together, the couple partnered on the development of all aspects of Rodrigue’s career and life, including his galleries, museum exhibitions, a dozen books published both nationally and internationally on his art, and extensive education outreach.
During Spring 2022, Wendy brought her inspiring programming to 18 schools and 55 classes in Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. This unique art-and-storytelling experience included original Rodrigue paintings from her collection, as well as special guest artists, such as Katherine Klimitas and Wendy’s current husband, Douglas Magnus. The recent tour was made possible through partnerships with the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Baldwin County Public Schools, and a generous sponsorship by Henry and Pat Shane of Kenner, Louisiana. Coming soon in 2022-2023: exciting museum and education offerings in New Mexico, New Hampshire, Florida, and Louisiana. For details on upcoming exhibitions, tours, and events, please join our mailing list.
In 2017 Wendy Rodrigue established the Life & Legacy Tour, now a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, continuing and expanding her late husband’s artistic and philanthropic vision while honoring one of America’s most illustrious artists, George Rodrigue. As of April 2022, she has visited, personally, 119 schools and more than 500 classes in 8 states, engaging nearly 45,000 students in this rare art experience. Through Life & Legacy, Wendy has facilitated numerous museum and community partnerships, including the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, the LSU Museum of Art, Associations of Broadcasters, Chambers of Commerce, Womens Leadership Conferences, Literary Clubs, Continuing Education, and many more.