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  • Wendy Rodrigue Shares "Life and Legacy" of George Rodrigue with Students The 18 schools that make up the Louisiana A+ Schools network have been in for a treat this Fall. As part of a special "Life and Legacy Tour", author Wendy...
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief: Schools Can Now Apply for a $2,000 Art Supply Kit Open to Texas and Louisiana Schools Impacted by Hurricane HarveyThanks to the incredibly generous response of our friends and supporters, GRFA has raised significant funds through the re-release of the...
  • Louisiana A+ Schools Board of Directors has First Meeting in Shreveport In 2017, after three successful years of implementation, Louisiana A+ Schools has become its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While still supported by the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts,...
  • Louisiana Educators: Apply Now to Join LAA+ Schools The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts began the Louisiana A+ Schools program in 2013 with the goal of empowering teachers to infuse the arts into every subject. Now...
  • See Photos from Shreveport Aioli Dinner The Aioli Dinner Supper Club would like to thank our Shreveport friends for making the October 7th Aioli Dinner such a memorable night supporting our Louisiana A+ Schools program. We...

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    The Story of the Blue Dog
    As a boy, Rodrigue knew of a legend of the "loup-garou" or werewolf that lurked in sugar cane fields, threatening to haunt bad children. The legend said nothing about the loup-garou's color, but Rodrigue thought the night sky would cast a blue-grey shade on its fur when he painted it in 1984 for Bayou (Inkwell), a book of forty ghost stories by Chris Segura.