Young Artist Teaches Environmental Responsibility Through Art
On Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10am – 5pm, The Museum of Cultural Arts Houston (MOCAH) will feature eco-artist and autism advocate, Grant Manier, as part of Houston’s 2012 Annual Downtown Art Crawl Tour. The event is free to the public and will also feature four other artists for their talents and creative contributions to Houston’s arts community.
Grant Manier, who has autism, has become a talented young eco-artist, traveling and teaching environmental responsibility. Using thousands of torn recycled paper to create his eco-masterpieces, Grant encourages and inspires individuals of all ages to explore their eco-talents and experience more creative and open-minded approaches to the concept of: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
“It’s not what we can’t do…..It’s what we can do!” says Grant Manier, a statement that serves as his message to those with autism and to those who wish to understand autism.
Grant leads by example and has become a voice for those who cannot be heard or understood. He has emerged as one of the most intriguing and captivating young artist today and his story is at the core of raising awareness of MOCAH’s mission to use public art and creativity as tools for social awareness, educational enrichment and community development.
“We are honored to be collaborating with such amazing artists to include Grant Manier since collaboration is a cornerstone of how MOCAH engages the public in our public art projects,” says Reginald Adams, Co-Founder and CEO of MOCAH.
The Art Crawl exhibit featuring Grant Manier will also include original artwork inspired by four other local artists that use creativity to express the healing power of art. These artists include: Katarina Terzic Conrad, Allan Rodewald, Taft McWharter and Hanh Tran—all who will be featured at MOCAH’s 2013 Masquerade Ball. At the art ball, these artists will be teaming up with local celebrities to create collaborative art pieces.
Profits made from the sales of artwork during the Art Crawl will benefit MOCAH’s art programs. For more information on MOCAH and its initiatives, visit. www.mocah.org or call 832.893.9256.
ABOUT ART CRAWL
Since 1992, the tradition of the artists “open studios” takes place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Visitors have the opportunity to pARTicipate in the live/work/show spaces of these “neighborhood urban pioneers”. The mission of the ARTCRAWL is to assist the public in understanding contemporary art by directly involving the visitors in a dialogue with local artists in the Artist Warehouse District of Downtown Houston. This event is free to the public.