Enjoy this enchanting selection of work that was sent to us all the way from South Africa, via our friend, Stacey Rozen of Johannesburg, a past recipient of the Women’s International Study Center fellowship at the Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. From Imaginate’s founder Gill Haggis: “Stacey’s gorgeous gift of the BlueContinue reading “Imaginate: Johannesburg, South Africa”
Under the guidance of their teacher, Mrs. Jill Hodge, the fifth grade students at River Oaks Elementary School in Monroe, Louisiana studied George Rodrigue, and have outdone themselves with these paintings, by utilizing their personal creativity and imaginations. Wendy remembers her 2017 visit to River Oaks fondly, especially their art-filled cafeteria, creatively decorated with hand-paintedContinue reading “River Oaks Elementary School”
Rhiannon Cook (11th), Mixed media on cardboard, 2023 “Rhiannon Cook of Kenner Discovery turned her idea into reality, based on the relatable nature of Rodrigue’s history and challenges as an artist. I love her unique and brave interpretation. She owns her personal expression, 100%!” -Wendy Rodrigue Rhiannon is a student at Kenner Discovery in Metairie,Continue reading ““Taking a Chance” by Rhiannon Cook”
February 6, 2023: Niceville, Florida Thank you Bluewater Elementary for the warm welcome, and fantastic artwork. We loved every minute of our visit!
February 10, 2023: Filmed by Douglas Magnus The students of Bruner Middle School, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, tapped into George Rodrigue and Life in their collaborative mural. They claimed the art as their own, with imaginative potential and creative realities. “There is a spiritual quality to blue,” said George, as I wrote his wordsContinue reading “Am I Blue? Are You? Bruner Middle School”
Filmed November 17, 2022: Enjoy a tour of out-of-this-world artworks by students from St. Martin School in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, as Wendy Rodrigue continues the Life & Legacy Tour inspired by the life and art of her late husband, George Rodrigue.
Take a tour with Wendy Rodrigue and art teacher Virginia McLoughlin of incredible original works of art inspired by George Rodrigue and painted Fall 2021 by students in Ocean Springs, Mississippi! Sound up! Wendy and the Life & Legacy Foundation look forward to spending more time at St. Martin in November 2023!
February 2022, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Art teacher, Cassandra Benefield, completed this lesson with her 4th grade students prior to Wendy Rodrigue’s visit on February 14! We love the creativity of the sentences portrayed through their art! “I read ‘Why is Blue Dog Blue?’ by George (Rodrigue) to my students to start this lesson. They hadContinue reading “Student Spotlight: West DeFuniak Elementary”
It’s no secret that young people have the most inspirational ideas, and charming ways of presenting them. For students, the study of the arts helps to keep this creative way of thinking alive. George Rodrigue is a tremendously fun artist to study, and this shines through in this fantastic speech, and accompanying painting, chosen forContinue reading “July Student Spotlight”