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Center for the Book

Celebrating Readers, Writers and Their Books

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701 N. Fourth St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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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

Authors

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Wendy Rodrigue
Wendy  Rodrigue picture

Wendy Rodrigue is involved in Rodrigue Gallery operations and the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts; writes a weekly cultural column for Gambit's Blog of New Orleans; works on Rodrigue exhibitions and publishing projects as needed; lectures frequently about Rodrigue's art; serves on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Rodrigue spends summers in central California but calls New Orleans HOME.

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.

 

2:15 PM – 3 PM

State Library, Seminar Center

Activity

Painting the Blue Dog:  A Program for All Ages

 

3:15 PM – 4 PM

Barnes & Noble Tent

Book Signing

 

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM

State Library, Capitol View Room

Presentation

The Art of Blogging, including Blue Dogs and Cajuns: Musings of an Artist’s Wife