2004

Art to raise money for LSU mascot. Reported by Erica Young. KPLCTV, Lake Charles – Lafayette. January 1, 2004.

Rodrigue takes brush to Blanco. Beverly Corbell, The Advertiser, Lafayette. January 7, 2004.
Blue dog artist does portrait of new Louisiana governor. The Associated Press, January 7, 2004.

Rodrigue: Artist will bring Blue Dog art to Shreveport. The Times – Shreveport. January 11, 2004.

Blue Dog Artist Visits Shreveport With Portrait of Governor Blanco. Reported by Justin Herndon, www.newschannel6.tv, Sunday, January 11, 2004.

Rodrigue exhibit kicks off. Sarah Reilly Pancoast, The Times – Shreveport. January 12, 2004.

Pensacola Museum of Art hosts Cajuns, Blue Dogs and Hurricanes: The Art of George Rodrigue. By Stephanie Kress, Pensacola Museum of Art, The Gulf Herald, March 24, 2004.

‘Blue Dog’ artist still bringing Cajun Louisiana to life in his work. The Independent Florida Sun, 3/26/2004.

A Pensacola Blue Dog. The Pensacola News Journal, April 1, 2004.

True Blue fans turn out for Rodrigue retrospective. Nicole Lozare@PensacolaNewsJournal.com, The Pensacola News Journal, 4/3/04.

Famous Artist Spends Time with Kids. WEAR News, Pensacola, FL April 3, 2004.

The gumbo that is Louisiana. GAY N. MARTIN, The St. Petersburg Times, Published April 18, 2004.

The Killer and the Crooner. How did a locally produced likeness of Jerry Lee Lewis get bounced in favor of a Matisse-like rendering of Harry Connick Jr.? With Jazz Fest posters, there’s always more than meets the eye. By Eileen Loh Harrist, The Gambit Weekly, 04 20 04.

Sharing Secrets Between ‘Friends’ . By Kelly DiNardo, washingtonpost.com, Special to The Washington Post, Sunday, May 2, 2004; Page Y07.

Acadian Culture and Contemporary Commercialism: George Rodrigue’s Artistic and Marketing Practices. By Keven M. Sandridge, A thesis submitted to the department of Art History, Florida State University. copyright 2004 Kevin Sandridge (all rights reserved) online

Top dog. Upon his recent move to New Orleans, blue dog artist George Rodrigue looks back on his career. And he has a few things to say to his critics. By Doug MacCash, Art critic, The Times Picayune, Sunday, May 23, 2004.

Three Perfect Days in Acadiana by John DeMers, Hemispheres Magazine, May 2004, p. 40-42 “Acadiana is crawling with places where visitors can get a taste of Cajun cuisine.  Try a bowl of crawfish bisque at the Blue Dog Cafe, home to the world’s largest collection of Blue Dog paintings by famed local artist George Rodrigue.”

Drivin’ & Eatin’:  Louisiana’s Highway 90 by Bucky McMahon, Esquire Magazine, June 2004.

One Man’s Best Friend by Gay Martin.   Southern Breeze Magazine , Summer 2004, p. 22-23

Magi Dogs , a short story by Leon Rooke, World Literature Today , published by the University of Oklahoma, May-August 2004.

Visual dividends? And now a word about that high-priced art. By Doug MacCash, The Times Picayune, Friday, July 09, 2004.

Artist George Rodrigue to bring his blue dog style to benefit.The Birmingham News, Thursday, September 16, 2004.

ZYDECO SHOES: A Sensory tour of Cajun culture. Edited by Alexandria Hayes, Illustrated by Earl Hébert, Foreword by George Rodrigue. ” This collection of vivid, humorous paintings by self-taught artist Earl Hébert takes the reader into the real heart of Cajun culture–the back-road music halls, the small-town family gatherings, and the all-important, spicy, local cuisine.” — 2004

Book News. “Those who know him only for his Blue Dog paintings, which won fame in the 1980s, will delight in an expanded understanding of this witty, Louisiana-born artist.” A review of The Art of George Rodrigue, September 2004.

The Pet Gazette. November 2004 (cover)

Chile Pepper Magazine. Holiday 2004. http://www.chilepepper.com

COWS: A RUMINATION, by Carl Hileman. Emmis Books, October 2004.

LSU building new habitat for Mike the Tiger. The Associated Press, December 31, 2004. online

Going for Gold. Children around the world compete for the most prestigious award of all: world peace. The Artist’s Magazine, p. 14, December 2004.