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Sunday, July 29, 2012
Paint your own George Rodrigue Blue Dog!
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Paint your own Blue Dog! We trace out the Blue Dog and you choose the background. For inspiration and ideas visit, www.georgerodrigue.com. If you know your background color please indicate it in the "Notes" section.
Painting with a Twist is honored to have been granted the right by famed artist and legend, George Rodrigue to “Paint your own George Rodrigue Blue Dog”. PWATfounders Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney have spoken to Mr. Rodrigue who gave permission to offer our guests an opportunity to create their version of this iconic image at our Painting with a Twist studios. George Rodrigue (b.1944) was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, the heart of Cajun country. Bed-ridden with polio, young Rodrigue discovered his love of art at age eight, when his mother gave him his first paint by number set to relieve his boredom that summer. Later Rodrigue studied art at the University of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette, followed by the Art Center College of Design in L.A., Ca, where the graduate school's curriculum provided him a nuts-and-bolts foundation in drawing and painting. He then returned to Louisiana and developed his unique style using the area's visual symbols, not only to capture the essence of his personal world, but also to express his spiritual and cultural ideas as they pertained to Louisiana, to the South, and to America. Using the oak tree as his subject in hundreds of paintings in the early 1970's, Rodrigue eventually expanded his oeuvre to include the Cajun people and traditions, as well as his interpretations of myths such as Jolie Blonde and Evangeline. It was one of these myths, the loup-garou, which inspired Rodrigue's most famous series, the Blue Dog. For more information about George Rodrigue, please visit Website www.georgerodrigue.com Non Profit Foundation http://www.georgerodriguefoundation.org/site.php We look forward to being able to share in this amazing painting experience with you.
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