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Smither Park: Celebrating the Artist in Everyone

May 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Smither Park: Celebrating the Artist in Everyone

Saturday, May 15, 4:00–7:00 P.M. Socially distanced presentation and docent tour. Refreshments will be served.

Meet us at Smither Park to explore the magical environment envisioned by artist Dan Phillips and arts patron Stephanie Smither and created by over 300 artists. Composed of elaborate mosaic work made out of recycled and found materials, the park extends over an exuberant half-acre of ground adjacent to Houston’s singular Orange Show Center for Visionary Art (OSCVA). As part of our study tour of one of Houston’s unique treasures, subscribers will hear from a special speaker and will then break into smaller, docent-led groups to explore the park. Docents will also guide us through Jeff McKissack’s dreamlike Orange Show monument, built between 1956 and 1979, as an ode to the health benefits of the orange. Mr. McKissack also published a manifesto to promote the humble orange, How You Can Live 100 Years and Still be Spry (1960).

The OSCVA now encompasses the Orange Show monument, John Milkovisch’s Beer Can House, the Art Car and Art Bike parades, and the recently completed Smither Park. These vibrant cultural assets represent a living example of how individual visions can dramatically enrich a neighborhood and a city. Learn how these spaces came to be and what can be achieved when an array of individuals come together in the spirit of creativity and community. As befits the locale, participants will be invited to indulge in some creative self-expression. Materials will be supplied or you can bring your own.

2441 Munger Street,
Houston, Texas 77023


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Smither Park: Celebrating the Artist in Everyone: May 15
$ 65.00


May 15
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Smither Park
2441 Munger Street
Houston, TX 77023 United States
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