Rivers are a running theme throughout George Rodrigue’s 45-year career. For this special visit to the Louisiana Children’s Museum, part of an ongoing Life & Legacy Tour for the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, Wendy Rodrigue shares her late husband’s artwork and stories, complementing the museum’s new exhibition, “Riverworks.”
In this unique presentation, appropriate for all ages, Wendy will relate the history of Rodrigue’s paintings to the mystique of Louisiana’s waterways.
Bayous, like roads, indicate movement, and for the Cajuns the Bayou Teche was the center of activity. Bayou Teche, the Indian name for ‘winding snake,’ was the soul of the Cajun; thus I convey the floating quality of the people as they moved with the Teche.It was their pathway to the rest of the world.Everything came to the Cajuns through the bayous, particularly the Bayou Teche. –George Rodrigue
Louisiana Children’s Museum
420 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA
Originally conceived as a one-season celebration of George Rodrigue’s life and art within Louisiana schools, the Life & Legacy Tour, led by the artist’s widow, Wendy, enters its second year this fall due to popular demand, creating a unique Rodrigue experience with original paintings and stories from the beloved Louisiana native.