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Rodrigue exhibit makes stop at Catholic High New Iberia

Posted at 4:51 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 19:42:59-05

The George Rodrigue Life and Legacy Tour made a stop at Catholic High School.

One of the most famous alumni of the 100-year-old school, Rodrigue graduated from Catholic High School in 1962.

His widow, Wendy Rodrigue Magnus, currently travels the nation sharing his art with a through lectures and presentations as well as museum and gallery exhibitions.

She was at Catholic High today, and will be back again tomorrow, to share her late husband’s art and stories of his time at the school with current students.

“I’m extremely excited to share original Rodrigue paintings from our private collection with students at his alma mater, Catholic High School,” Magnus said. “Together George and I traveled worldwide, but of everywhere we went, it was always New Iberia that he loved best.”

Magnus said his story is one everyone can aspire to emulate.

“He was just a guy, from a small town and humble beginnings, who made up his mind to follow his dreams and worked hard and did it. Every one of these kids can do that,” she said.