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RICE DESIGN ALLIANCE
LECTURE SERIES
Virtual City.
RDA continues with Iectures that will explore
the effects of the new technologies of
communication and information exchange on
urban life.
March 23 - Bruc Tob and John Randolph,
principals in th firm of Interim Office of
Architecture [IOOQA] San Francisco. Their
recent work explore rchitectural space
constructed through the electronic feedback
of urban phenomena
March 30 - Sanford Kwinter, 1993-94
Cullinan Professor ofArchitecture at Rice
University, cofounder and editor of ZONE, a
serial publication of philosophy and
contemporary cultur and editor of Zone
Books, a collection of 20th-century
documents in philosqhy, ethnology, and
history.
All lectures will be given at the Brown
Auditorium, Museunfof Fine Arts,
Houston, at 8p.m.
Tickets * $7 RDA,MFAH members
S$3students with identification
* $10 others
THE ORANGE S O W
THE SEASON OPENING
March 12, 7-11p.m.
Celebration and Side Show Bonanza.
In 1956, Houston postman Jeff McKissack
obtained a building permit for a beauty
parlor. Sometime later, he added to the
bottom of the permit the words "Beauty
parlors going out of sle - have better idea
- The Orange Show."
McKissack s "better idea" is a concrete
fantasyland created found objects by the
late postman over a twenty-five year period.
The hand-made structure illustrates the
importance of McKis~ck's favorite fruit,
good health and hardwork. It is recognized
as one of the great monuments to the
human drive to create art and represents the
cultural and architecturaldiversity here in
Houston.
Members $3,
Non-members $5
2402 Munger. Houston ,Texas.
Call 926-6368 for information
April 7, 7 - 9 pm
Lecture
Rebecca Hoffberger, founding director of
the American Visionary Art Museum in
Baltimore, Maryland, will address the
development and necessity of The Orange
Show with slides and a short film " The Art
of Tressa Prisbrey," creator of Grandma's
Bottle Village in Simi Valley, California.
Brown Auditorium at the MFA
Free for members and students
i $5 for non-members

April 3, 1 - 2:30 pm
Easter Orange Hunt.
Well-known children's performing artist,
Luisa Amaral-Smith and the infamous Easter
Bunny hop by the Orange Show for an
afternoon of entertainment, oranges and
sugar-free goodies. Kids ten and younger
are invited to participate in the hunt.
$1 Hunting Fee
CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM
March 27, 3 pm, Sunday
Out of This World
Artist Mel Chin, and David Woodward,
author of The History of Cartography and
editor of Art and Cartography, discuss their
shared fascination with maps as ways of
understanding our relationship to different
worlds, both real and imaginary.
GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART
LECTURE SERIES
March 20, 2pm, Sunday
Lecture
Dave Hickey is a writer and critic whose
articles appear in numerous publications.
He is a contributing editor for Art Issues and
Parkett and has recently published a book of
essays called The Invisible Dragon: Four
Essays on Beauty. He is an Associate
Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
The Glassell School of Art, Room 221.
April 17, 2pm, Sunday
Lecture "The Disappearing Object."
Jerome Sans is a critic, writer and curator
who lives in Paris, France. He recently
curated the exhibition "Viennese Story" for
the Vienna Secession in Austria.
The Glassell School of Art, Room 221.
April 24, 2pm, Sunday
Lecture
Robert Wilson is an internationally
recognized artist whose works range from
theatre and opera, to drawings and
sculpture. His installation at the Venice
Bieniale won the Golden Lion Prize. His
production of Hamlet will be held at the
Alley Theatre in Houston during the 1994-95
season.
Brown Auditorium, MFA, Houston
ALCHEMY HOUSE
THE FINAL PERFORMANCE
March 18, 7 - 9pm
Ticket holders can enter Dan Havel's
creation in small groups to view the
ongoing performance by artist Kelli Scott
Kelley and dancer Amy Ell. Musical score
will be provided by composer Bill Kelley. At
9 pm the audience will move to the street to
witness a ritual destruction of part of the
House, accompanied by a cappella singers
Nobody's Reel and a bagpiper.

DIVERSEWORKS
March 20, 2pm
Issues of Community
A panel discussion moderated by Alan Govenar.
The panel will discuss the importance of
community photography and how it relates
to our understanding of art, history and
culture. It will also address the extent to
which such photography can delineate and
reinforce African-American community
values. Panelists are Anne Tucker, Curator at
the MFAH, Bob Ray Sanders, a noted print,
radio and television journalist for 25 years,
Elnora Frazier, photographer, and Earlie
Hudnall, Jr., a Houston photographer.
This discussion is sponsored by
DiverseWorks in conjunction with their
exhibition, Portraits of Community-African-
American Photography in Texas,
March 19- May 1.
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE
Tension Builds...Sound Structure Space
March 28 - April 3
A multi-dimensional collaborative installation
designed for the 4-story atrium of the U of
H College of Architecture. The atrium
installation will be comprised of tension
fabric structures designed and installed by
Charles Duvall , senior designer of Moss
Tents. Ellen Fullman, Austin based
composer/musician, will install her "long-
stringed instrument." The U of H students
will provide assistance for the installations.
April 1, 8:30pm
Performance by Ellen Fullman
Free admission to public
March 28 - April 3
Lectures by Charles Duvall, Ellen Fullman
and Bruce Webb, Professor of Architecture
at U of H. Times and location to be
announced.
April 2 Children's Workshop.
These events were originated and organized
by Gabriella Gutierrez, Assistant Professor
at the U of H College of Architecture.
For more information on the events call the
U of H College of Architecture at 743.2400
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL
SCIENCE
February 11 - July 10
The World of Faberge
This exhibit includes Faberge objects,
Russian gems and minerals, and objects
crafted in the tradition of Faberge. This
show provides a rare opportunity to glimpse
into the full scope of Faberge objects.

The Alchemy House 5419 Blossom.
Tickets are $5

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Carroll, Don. Art Lies, Volume 1, March 1994. Houston, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth228034/. Accessed August 27, 2014.