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"The Art of George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog" in Sand Springs

Photo by Steve Clem
Aired Friday, November 16, 2018

The Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum is presenting the artwork of the late Louisiana Cajun painter, George Rodrigue. Rodrigue is best known for his "blue dog" paintings, which he created over the last two decades of his life, but throughout his career, he painted numerous images depicting the people and places of his south Louisiana home. 

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the artist's wife, Wendy Rodrigue, who continues to dedicate her work to furthering Rodrigue's reputation to an ever-wider audience. As we learn today, she is especially engaged with speaking to young people and school children, who may have never set foot in an art institution to see an original piece of art. Wendy Rodrigue talks about that passion -- and about the exhibit that is on display through February 17th in Sand Springs.

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