- Associated Press - Saturday, December 5, 2015

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/1QmulDe ) 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.

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Information from: The Daily Iberian, http://www.iberianet.com

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