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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2004 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 21, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16766.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2004 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16766

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2004 - Community, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 21, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/16858/show/16766.

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Title Houstonian 2004
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Title Community
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript In a city known more for oil and space exploration than fruit and art, the Orange Show stands out as one of Houston's true oddities — a 3,000-square-foot folk-art monument to the virtues of the orange. Complete with a wishing well, a pond, a stage, a museum, a gift shop and more, the Orange Show is crazy conglomeration of concrete, steel and found objects from wagon wheels to mannequins. It is the masterpiece of Houston postal worker Jeff McKissack, who worked on the project from 1956 until 1 979, filling it with objects that encouraging everyone to revel in the greatness of the orange. Some of the walls are decorated with stories, poems or facts, while others simply proclaim, "I love oranges/' When McKissack died in 1980, a foundation was created to preserve the Orange Show, which is now considered one of the most important folk-art environments in the United States. The Orange Show Foundation has acquired other artistic Houston oddities, including the Beer Can House. It also sponsors programs that aim to bring out the artist in everyone, including the Art Car Parade, art projects with local schools and a community mural program. The Orange show also holds periodic Eyeopener Tours, which showcase Houston's little-known artistic, cultural and architectural treasures. Through it all, the group's goal is to show that art can be anywhere. "You don't have to go to school to be an artist," said Adriana Perez, public relations coordinator for the Orange Show. "You can do something and not really realize that you're creating something really beautiful." In 2003, the Orange Show Foundation became the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art and celebrated its most successful year yet. The center worked with Dodson Elementary throughout the spring of 2003, helping the students to ( reate a mural and leaching art classes after the school's funding was cut. This program will continue in the spring of 2004. For more information, visit www.orangeshow.orti or call (713) 926-6368. Sarah Morgan The Daily Cougar Community 157