PLEASE JOIN WENDY RODRIGUE
Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 pm
The Imperial Calcasieu Museum invites you to join us for a book reading and signing of The Other Side of the Painting with author Wendy Rodrigue. She will discuss George Rodrigue’s life and work while sharing the Rodrigue Family’s current plans for continuing and honoring his legacy. Original works of art from her personal collection will also be on view during the talk, as well as the exhibition, Rodrigue: Louisiana Graveyards. The book will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
“I worked on this book for four years,” explains Wendy Rodrigue. “It’s a project George encouraged from the beginning, and it’s full of his quotes and our stories, including the history behind many of his best-known Cajun and Blue Dog paintings, as well as his recollections of New Iberia, art school, and his early years as a professional artist in Lafayette. The book’s design is George’s alone. He chose the cover, size, interior images and layout. We looked forward to sharing it with Lafayette together, and I’m grateful to the University Art Museum and UL Press for giving me the opportunity today.”