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Blue Dog Memories

The 2013 “O What A Night” honored George Rodrigue.

Ashton Thomas, Mallory Paige and Jacques Rodrigue

Photographed by Cheryl Gerber

“O What A Night” began with a bang on the evening of October 26 at the nationally acclaimed Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
The late George Rodrigue received the 2013 Opus Award for his iconic paintings of the loup-garou. More commonly known as the “Blue Dog,” Rodrigue’s paintings have become a Southern art craze that has begun to represent New Orleans internationally.

The night centered around Rodrigue’s achievements as a community activist, philanthropist and artist with a vintage Cajun menu provided by Restaurant R’evolution’s chef John Folse and silent and live auctions featuring art from Southern artists. This year’s silent auction was sponsored by locally owned New Orleans Auction Galleries, one of the premier auction galleries in the country. CK Swett of Heritage Auctions in New York and Dallas served as celebrity auctioneer.

Event co-chairs Katy Weil and Dathel Georges presented a patron party and auction preview, cocktails, dinner and silent and live auctions, as well as dancing in the space of two very busy nights in late October. Auction highlights included a vintage Mercedes convertible, a Saints Football Experience and much more.


What: “O What A Night,” benefiting the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Where: Ogden Museum of Southern Art


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