Louisiana State Archives displays George Rodrigue original artwork

Published: May. 20, 2014 at 4:04 PM CDT
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For the next month, visitors to the Louisiana State Archives are in for a real treat, as original artwork by George Rodrigue will be on display.

Secretary of State Tom Schedler said the exhibit featuring the iconic Blue Dog artist and Louisiana native was first displayed in Baton Rouge in 2001. He added it is now returning to the Capital City thanks to the generosity of the George Rodrigue Foundation.

Officials believe it will draw Blue Dog enthusiasts from across the state.

"It's just a one of a kind experience for people in Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas to come to the archives and actually get to see these beautiful paintings in person," said Meg Casper with the Secretary of State's Office. "Lots of people love Blue Dog. It really is a beautiful piece of artwork. We have 15 paintings here at the archives."

The exhibit will be displayed at the state archives on Essen Lane through June 30.

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