Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
2800 Kirby Drive, 2nd Floor
Join Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA), as he explains his father’s artwork on display at Rodrigue: Houston. Jacques will trace George Rodrigue’s history from his early days in New Iberia, LA, art school in California, early career painting Louisiana landscapes and Cajuns, the origin of Blue Dog and the formation of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.
Jacques Rodrigue, graduated from Louisiana State University in General Business Administration and later received his law degree from Tulane Law School in 2007. Jacques currently lives in New Orleans where he also serves as House Counsel for Rodrigue Studio, his late father’s art gallery. As Executive Director of GRFA, Jacques publicly advocates for an arts-integrated education system, oversees the Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Art Contest for Louisiana high schools students and directs the Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+) program. LAA+ trains teachers how to teach using arts in every classroom and every subject. Jacques is also a member of the Louisiana State Arts Council, is the 2013 winner of Louisiana’s Arts Education Award and the 2015 National Arts Educators Association Award for Distinguished Service Outside of the Profession.
During Rodrigue: Houston, Jacques has led a series of Educational Outreach Programs through GRFA. Click here to learn more.
Watch Jacques’ TEDx Talk to learn more about the history of George Rodrigue.