Congratulations to the winning students! Over 600 high school students from across Louisiana entered the 2015 Scholarship Art Contest by submitting original works of art for the theme of "Louisiana's Music." GRFA awarded $45,000 in college scholarships to ten (10) seniors and five (5) juniors.
"Little Boy Blues" by Skyla Blady
Executive Director Jacques Rodrigue with Skyla Blady at Awards Ceremony.
As a boy, Rodrigue knew of a legend of the "loup-garou" or werewolf that lurked in sugar cane fields, threatening to haunt bad children. The legend said nothing about the loup-garou's color, but Rodrigue thought the night sky would cast a blue-grey shade on its fur when he painted it in 1984 for Bayou (Inkwell), a book of forty ghost stories by Chris Segura.