There’s a new addition to collectible festival posters in Louisiana: a “Roux-ster” poster for the 2011 Family Gras in Metairie Feb. 25-27. Artist and lawyer Stephen Rue created the poster and bordered it with the names of all the Carnival krewes in Jefferson Parish. Violet Peters, president and CEO of the Jefferson Convention & Visitors Bureau, which hosts Family Gras, says Rue’s artwork is the first in what will be an annual poster commemorating the festival.
The numbered posters — only 1,000 are available — cost $30 (cash only) and will be sold only on the Family Gras grounds.
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Rue has been selling Roux-ster paintings (“The Roux-ster has become my Blue Dog,” Rue says, referring to George Rodrigue’s ubiquitous art subject.) in the New Orleans area and elsewhere for some time. He recently exhibited his artworks in New York City. Rue trained at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts and plans to stage an inaugural New Orleans Arts Festival in 2012.