The Orange Show
Houston, TX 77023
- Sun,Sat 12pm-5pm
Houston Press' Description
Once an unprepossessing bungalow, this only-in-Houston labor of love/shrine to citrus fruit was cobbled together over several decades by postal worker Jeff McKissack, an eccentric fellow who believed that oranges were the key to longevity. McKissack transformed the house utterly - there's a small amphitheater outside, folk-art maxims testifying to orange power on the walls, mannequins scattered about in pro-orange propaganda tableaux. It's really hard to explain - you'll just have to see it for yourself. The foundation that runs the place books some really cool indie rock, neo-folk, avant-garde hip-hop and roots rock shows, which should give you even more incentive to see this totally unique art space.
Tips from foursquare
The monument is an ode to the orange, the artist's favorite fruit. Postman Jeff McKissack built this maze of walkways using found objects from 1956, and finished it in 1978 almost by himself.
Super folk art place to discover with kids or take in a cool concert or make art car trophies or attend the Art Car Ball.
Working hard at the Orange Show today.....
Strange and wonderful. Jeff would be proud.
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