Featuring Adolph Bastendorff, Austin Brague, James Enos, Annie Rose Macer, Doug Wing
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is an artist-built environment and cultural institution located in the East End of Houston, Texas. Created by Jeff McKissack, a mail carrier, over the course of 20 years is an homage to the orange, a fruit which Jeff considered to be a model for living a full life. The OSCVA preserves, promotes and documents visionary art environments including the Beer Can House and the Hyde Park Miniature Museum. The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art also hosts events, educational programs, and exhibitions to promote and support visionary art in various forms. In addition, the OSCVA has produced the world famous Art Car Parade since 1988.
Further exemplifying OSCVA’s long-time mission to preserve and promote visionary architectural environments, a newly launched residency program now brings both cutting-edge artists to Houston to create new work and lead community workshops, which in tandem engender the most recent in a series of legendary performances by self-taught artists at OSCVA that push the boundaries of what music and art are capable of. Inaugural resident Lonnie Holley—bona fide art world superstar and now a favorite on the music festival circuit—worked with a cohort of fine arts students from local universities to create an original sculptural installation using castoff material that then served as the site-specific stage setting for his concert at the the culmination of his residency.
OSCVA’s most recent artist-in-residence, former Houstonian and experimental sound artist Maria Chávez, returned to the city whose innovative music scene helped inform her practice as an abstract turntablist, taking discarded vinyl and repurposing them into sonic sculptures. In keeping with OSCVA’s mission, Chávex hosted workshops for local adults and teens, as she created a sound-absorbing sculptural installation, a DJ set, and durational sound performance—bringing her practice full circle back to the community that first inspired her.
Learn more about upcoming programs at OSCVA: www.orangeshow.org