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ORANGE SHOW  ARCHIVES

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ORANGE SHOW  ARCHIVES

Since 1986 the Orange Show has organized Eyeopener tours of intuitively built environments and folk artworks in Houston, Texas, and across the United States. Entirely administered by volunteers, the tours encourage participants to document what they see and experience. As a result, the Orange Show archives contains over 35 years of crowd sourced recordings of largely bygone environments and artworks.

 

In 1998 Marks and Barbara Hinton led a tour of Houston's murals. To prepare for the tour ahead, they photographed as many sites as they could while also cataloging each location, artist, and date of completion, resulting in 167 unique records.

The photos taken reflect a Houston which expressed community solidarity or commercial advertising through paint, the human hand, and a general strangeness that encapsulates the city as a whole.

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