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”