Blue Dog artist Rodrigue to be honored with park
NEW IBERIA - Artist George Rodrigue - whose paintings featuring a small blue dog are known around the world - will be honored in his hometown with a memorial park.
The Daily Iberian reports that the George Rodrigue Memorial Park will be located on the town's main street.
Rodrigue was an internationally recognized artist and New Iberia native best known for his paintings featuring a small blue dog. Rodrigue died of cancer in December 2013.
The blue dog will be commemorated at the park in the form of an 8-foot, three-sided sculpture.
The New Iberia City Council announced the plans for the part this week at a meeting.
The park also will have a mural representative of Rodrigue's earlier work, which emphasized darker shaded oak trees.