February 17, 2022, Join us in Destin, FL!

Announcing a special event in Destin, Florida hosted by the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation! See George Rodrigue’s Blue Dog paintings like never before in this mini-exhibition of rarely seen original artworks from the artist’s private collection, shared by his widow, Wendy Rodrigue. This unique experience coincides with a week of in-person education outreach in OkaloosaContinue reading “February 17, 2022, Join us in Destin, FL!”

Walk With Me to the Future

It was while bedridden with polio that George Rodrigue (1944-2013) discovered painting. Unable to walk, and highly contagious with a disease feared by parents everywhere, he remained at home throughout much of the third grade with only his mother for company. His father, George, Sr., supported his family from the road while working as aContinue reading “Walk With Me to the Future”

Teachers (And Why It Almost Didn’t Happen)

Presenting to teachers presents an unusual challenge.  After all, that is their role with their students during hundreds of classes each year.  Last week, during the Oklahoma A+ Schools “Not Your Average Conference” at the University of Central Oklahoma, teachers from seventy arts-integrated schools laughed at me, or rather with me, when I asked duringContinue reading “Teachers (And Why It Almost Didn’t Happen)”

New Podcast! Wendy featured on Aaron Beam Speaks

This NEW podcast highlights George Rodrigue’s Presidential portraits, Hank Williams on the Hadacol Caravan, ethics in art, great friendships and more. Thanks to Aaron Beam Speaks for the endearing and enjoyable interview! Art is a beautiful expression and today’s podcast release features Wendy Rodrigue Magnus, the wife of the late George Rodrigue. With stories andContinue reading “New Podcast! Wendy featured on Aaron Beam Speaks”

Now on YouTube!

Wendy Rodrigue Magnus: A Life in the Arts Join Wendy on YouTube, where she shares paintings from her home, spotlighting George Rodrigue, Douglas Magnus, and others! These brief, colorful videos include readings, highlights from the Life & Legacy Tour, and the history behind iconic Rodrigue paintings. Join us!

George Rodrigue’s Life & Legacy, with Wendy Rodrigue for MKAF

In honor of the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation’s (MKAF) 25-year historical journey, the popular Arts Guild Luncheon titled “Love for the Arts” returns on February 19, 2020. Hosted at the Emerald Grande, Emerald Ballroom in Destin, Florida, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Arts Guild Luncheon will feature acclaimed guest speaker, Wendy Rodrigue, presentingContinue reading “George Rodrigue’s Life & Legacy, with Wendy Rodrigue for MKAF”