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  • Celebrating Louisiana A+ Schools Day at the Capitol Celebrating Louisiana A+ Schools Day at the CapitolYesterday, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts joined the Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+) team for a special day at the State Capitol...
  • Saturday & Sunday: Join Us at French Quarter Fest The weather will be beautiful this weekend for the 2017 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans! Once again, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts will be providing a...
  • Partnering with YMCA's Special Needs Painting Class The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts is pleased to announce a new partnership with the East Jefferson YMCA for their Brushes, Buddies and Beyond class. This program is a...
  • Art Contest Winners Share $46,500 On Saturday, March 25th, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 16 talented Louisiana students. Finalists in the 2017 Art Contest represent cities across...
  • See Photos from Monroe Aioli Dinner The Aioli Dinner Supper Club would like to thank our Monroe, Louisiana, friends for making the March 16th Aioli Dinner such a memorable night supporting our Louisiana A+ Schools program.We...

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    The Story of the Blue Dog
    As a boy, Rodrigue knew of a legend of the "loup-garou" or werewolf that lurked in sugar cane fields, threatening to haunt bad children. The legend said nothing about the loup-garou's color, but Rodrigue thought the night sky would cast a blue-grey shade on its fur when he painted it in 1984 for Bayou (Inkwell), a book of forty ghost stories by Chris Segura.