Dates TBA, Bayou Teche Museum, New Iberia, Louisiana George Rodrigue’s creative process was inseparable from his evolving philosophy of life. On the 10th Anniversary of his death, the artist returns to his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana, with a personal exhibition, both profound and revealing. Drawn from interviews, books, notes, and journals, “George Rodrigue: Enjoy Life!” isContinue reading “George Rodrigue: “Enjoy Life!” The Artist’s Journey in Words and Paintings”
Monthly Archives: April 2023
A WWII Museum Masterpiece: George Rodrigue’s “Victory on Bayou St. John”
Apr 22, 2023, NEW ORLEANS: George Rodrigue described his painting of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Boat Builder Andrew Higgins for The National World War II Museum as “the most important project of my life.” Filmed by Douglas Magnus at @wwiimuseum 2023.
“Aioli Dinner” by George Rodrigue
Apr 21, 2023, NEW ORLEANS: Join Wendy Rodrigue for a closer look at George Rodrigue’s 1971 masterpiece, “Aioli Dinner.” Filmed by Douglas Magnus at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
George Rodrigue: 3D in the Light
Dec 13, 2022: On the 9th anniversary of his death, Rodrigue’s widow, Wendy, shares the story behind his large scale Blue Dog sculptures. Filmed by Douglas Magnus at the Acequia Madre House and Women’s International Study Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Also featuring these talented artists: Don Begneaud of Begneaud ManufacturingCocktail napkins by TiffaContinue reading “George Rodrigue: 3D in the Light”
King George Rodrigue, History of Washington Mardi Gras at Capitol Park Museum
Posted Nov 19, 2022: Join Wendy Rodrigue for a tour of “Carnival in the Nation’s Capital: The Washington Mardi Gras Ball” currently on view at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The exhibition includes unique artworks and personal items recalling artist George Rodrigue’s reign as King in 1994. 💙 Also on view, Rodrigue’sContinue reading “King George Rodrigue, History of Washington Mardi Gras at Capitol Park Museum”
Houmas House, Part 1: George Rodrigue’s “Tante ‘Gite’s Gumbo”
May 7, 2022: HOUMAS HOUSE AND GARDENS: Wendy Rodrigue shares her late husband’s iconic 1978 painting of his mother and aunt during a special Mother’s Day presentation in the “George Rodrigue Library” at Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana. “I watched the Cajuns of my childhood assimilate into the American culture, unable to remain isolated inContinue reading “Houmas House, Part 1: George Rodrigue’s “Tante ‘Gite’s Gumbo””
He Stopped Loving Her Today
On the 8th anniversary of George Rodrigue’s death, his widow, Wendy, shares one of the artist’s last paintings. Filmed by Douglas Magnus. *note: each time Wendy mentions April or May 2012, she intends 2013.
Lucky Dog (Hot Dog Halo)
Wendy Rodrigue shares a George Rodrigue painting from her collection and a related story from “The Other Side of the Painting” (UL Press). Filmed by Douglas Magnus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 2021.
Dog in a Box, April 2020
Wendy Rodrigue shares a bit of history from the walls of her home, spotlighting George Rodrigue’s iconic painting, “Dog in a Box” (1989), combined with a short reading from her book, “The Other Side of the Painting” (UL Press), April 2020.