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 ( ) 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.


Information from: The Daily Iberian,


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