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Bicentennial Poster For Sale
ANNOUNCING LOUISIANA'S OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL POSTER
Winning Louisiana high school student creates poster
Katie Atkins, a junior at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette, LA, created the original work entitled "What We're Made Of" and collaborated with George Rodrigue to make the final Bicentennial poster.
The Louisiana Bicentennial Commission selected Katie's artwork through the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts' annual scholarship art contest. This year, Louisiana high school juniors and seniors were asked to submit artwork according to the theme "Louisiana's Bicentennial."
Over 500 students from more than 100 cities across the state submitted art entries, and twenty (20) winning students shared in over $50,000 in college scholarships.
"I am so proud of Katie," says George Rodrigue. "Her artwork truly embodies Louisiana and captures those traits that set our state apart."
Posters are $19.95 and will be sold across the state at Louisiana Bicentennial events and are available online.
Buy your poster today by visiting the Louisiana Bicentennial's Website!
Proceeds from sales will benefit the commission's education programs and help to increase awareness for the Bicentennial.
George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which advocates the importance of the visual arts in the development of our youth. GRFA encourages the use of art within all curriculums and supports a variety of art educational programs. For more information about the Foundation please visit: www.georgerodriguefoundation.org.
For additional information, you may also contact Julie Vezinot - Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne - 225.342.7009
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Pictured: Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, poster artist Katie Atkins, George Rodrigue, and Executive Director of the George Rodrigue Foundation Jacques Rodrigue.
"The GFRA art contest has given me confidence that being an artist is possible in the economy we live in today. It also showed me that being an artist is not only a hobby, but it can also be a lifestyle. The award made me feel credible that masters of their craft would recognize my efforts."
- Katie Kreuz