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Contact us

Louisiana
Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

If you are looking for Information on author submission criteria, follow this link or email the Louisiana Book Festival Office with questions concerning author submissions.

SEND US EMAIL
(225) 219 - 9503
Louisiana Center for the Book
701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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George Rodrigue
George  Rodrigue picture

George Rodrigue is an artist and the creator of Blue Dog, now an international pop icon. He maintains three galleries: one in New Orleans, Louisiana, one in Lafayette, Louisiana, and one in Carmel, California. For many years, he has visited with school groups across the United States.

The Art of George Rodrigue

Born and raised in the heart of French Louisiana, George Rodrigue is best known for his Blue Dog paintings. Rodrigue, who began painting in the third grade while bedridden with polio, had already won local acclaim for his rich portrayals of the landscape and people he grew up with when Blue Dog transformed the image of the original Cajun werewolf dog into an international pop icon. This accessible paperback edition of The Art of George Rodrigue is a retrospective featuring 265 paintings spanning Rodrigue?s career. With text by art historian Ginger Danto, this book continues to be the definitive guide to Rodrigue?s work, documenting his artistic development as his subjects shifted from majestic oak trees to Cajun fishermen to the incomparable Blue Dog.

Are You Blue Dog's Friend?

Beautifully designed, and featuring a reflective mirror page at the end that brings young readers into the story, this is a one-of-a-kind glimpse at the world of Blue Dog and the appealing imagination of George Rodrigue.

A companion to the popular Why Is Blue Dog Blue?, this latest picture book celebrates friendship in all its shapes and sizes. Through a series of call-and-response questions, readers are introduced to the funny, strange, loyal, and unique qualities that make friendships come alive.

 

Noon – 12:30 PM

State Library, Foyer

Exhibit Chat

With George Rodrigue

 

2:15 PM – 3 PM

State Library, Seminar Center

Presentation

Painting the Blue Dog:  A Program for All Ages

 

3:15 PM – 4 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing