December 3, 2017: As part of a statewide “Life and Legacy Tour” for Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+), Wendy Rodrigue visits Shreveport for a personal, unique event, sharing details of George Rodrigue’s life and art, including an exhibition of rarely seen Rodrigue paintings from her private collection and a reading from The Other Side of the Painting (UL Press), a book she wrote with and about her husband.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Fairfield Manor Bed & Breakfast
2300 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (program begins at 5:30)
Email [email protected] or
call 337-264-1941 to purchase
Hors d’oeuvres by Chef John Cariere
Open Bar with beer, wine, and cocktails
Complimentary Valet Parking
“This special fundraiser will allow us to expand LAA+ programming in North Louisiana by utilizing the successful faculty of South Highlands as mentors for other schools.” –Bethany France, Executive Director Louisiana A+ Schools.
Also on view, paintings and jewelry by Douglas Magnus of Santa Fe, New Mexico. An accomplished artist and silversmith, Magnus worked closely with George Rodrigue for thirty years on jewelry designs based on his Jolie Blonde, Oak Tree, and Blue Dog paintings.
*Admission price, book sales, and select art and jewelry sales benefit Louisiana A+ Schools (LAA+), including South Highlands Elementary Magnet School and an expansion of the program in North Louisiana. LAA+ is a whole-school arts integration network supported by the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.
This event is sponsored by Chef John Cariere of Fairfield Manor Bed & Breakfast; the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press; and Wendy Rodrigue and Douglas Magnus for the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.