Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 6:00 p.mNeal Auction Company4038 Magazine Street, New OrleansFree and open to the public. Please join Neal Auction for a Gallery Talk with award-winning speaker, art historian and author Wendy Rodrigue. Wendy will introduce the Cajun series paintings by her late husband, George Rodrigue, featured in their upcoming April 21 auction. IncludingContinue reading “Life & Legacy Gallery Talk with Wendy Rodrigue”
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Rodrigue in Santa Fe, Continued
Until now, it was 35 years ago that George Rodrigue last exhibited in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when his good friend, Rosalea Murphy, hosted an exhibition of his paintings in the apartment above her famous restaurant, The Pink Adobe. George spoke often of the unique camaraderie he enjoyed with artists such as Rosalea, her daughterContinue reading “Rodrigue in Santa Fe, Continued”
Rodrigue Sculpture Dedication
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2022 AT 12 PM MST Acequia Madre House 614 Acequia Madre Santa Fe, NM Join Wendy Rodrigue Magnus, widow of artist George Rodrigue (1944-2013), for a special dedication of “Colors of My Mind” at the Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico, home to the Women’s International Study Center (WISC). WendyContinue reading “Rodrigue Sculpture Dedication”
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)”
On Tour Again!
The Life & Legacy Tour kicks off May 2021 in the Florida Panhandle! With special thanks to the St. Joe Community Foundation, Life & Legacy with Wendy Rodrigue, teams up once again with the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation for outreach and events in Walton County, May 10-12. This return is a special one, as thisContinue reading “On Tour Again!”
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!
A message from Wendy
Dear Friends, With the Life & Legacy Tour postponed until Fall 2020, I’m excited to announce a new video series inspired by George Rodrigue’s life and art. Douglas Magnus and I are self-quarantined at our home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where we’ve spent this unexpected window of time renovating our home studio, including a space forContinue reading “A message from Wendy”
Spring Tour Kicks Off in Northwest Florida!
Wendy Rodrigue began the 2020 Life & Legacy Tour the week of February 18-21, in a place very near and dear to her heart– HOME! Wendy grew up on the sandy white beaches of the Florida Emerald Coast, and was delighted to return to Destin, and the surrounding area, to share the Life and ArtContinue reading “Spring Tour Kicks Off in Northwest Florida!”
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”