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9:01am

Tue April 15, 2014
Arts

ArtBreak celebrates 30 years of promoting arts education

Shreveport Regional Arts Council executive director Pam Atchison has ushered ArtBreak through 30 years of promoting arts education in schools.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A student art festival that began 30 years ago at the Municipal Auditorium as a political statement to support art education in Louisiana public schools is bigger than ever today. Organizers of ArtBreak held a press conference Monday to herald the seven-day festival that is expected to attract 50,000 families over one weekend.

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9:35am

Mon September 23, 2013
Arts

Rodrigue Foundation set to create more art-infused schools in Louisiana

Jacques Rodrigue, executive director of the George Rodrigue Foundation, stands in front of his father's famous Blue Dog painted on a Steinway Piano.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

The New Orleans-based George Rodrigue Foundation will open a grant application period in November for Louisiana schools that seek to join the A+ Schools Program and infuse the arts into every aspect of their curriculum. Foundation director Jacques Rodrigue spoke Friday in Bossier City as part of a TEDx event. Currently, seven schools in Louisiana are in the network. Rodrigue said his foundation couldn’t wait for the state to embrace this educational model. So his father, the artist known for the famous Blue Dog paintings, George Rodrigue, took the lead.

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