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The Bayou Collection:
40 Paintings of Louisiana by George Rodrigue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Featuring a Never Seen Collection of Rodrigue Paintings
 
 
 
Opening August 6, 2016, for Whitney White Linen Night, the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts presents The Bayou Collection by George Rodrigue.  Based on Rodrigue's research of regional myths and legends, these 40 canvases, painted between 1981 and 1984, represent Cajun ghost stories.
 
The paintings complement a text by author Chris Segura for the book Bayou (Inkwell Press), compiled for the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans.  Although rooted in his Cajun style, this important collection includes Watch Dog, Rodrigue's interpretation of the loup-garou, a French-Cajun werewolf or ghost dog, which seeded his most famous body of work, The Blue Dog Series.
 
This special exhibition is currently on view at the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. 
To schedule of tour, please call us at 504-324-9614.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Student Success
"The GRFA has immensely impacted my art along with my life. People seem to react and appreciate my submission for the foundation. I have offers of people wanting prints of my artwork and, not to sound cheesy and cliche, but opportunity just keeps on knocking. I'm really really appreciative that my art teacher introduced this contest to me and that I decided to be bold by creating something beautiful for this foundation, and to be honored for my creativity! I can't thank to GRFA office and George and Wendy Rodrigue enough for this amazing opportunity that I will always remember and carry proudly with me throughout my creative career."
- Jacob Broussard