Grant is working on a 40×50 canvas (his second largest piece). He has decided to create a garden with butterflies, frogs, dragonflies, humming birds, lady bugs and more. As always, we can’t wait to see the final results … it’s one-of-a-kind.
Come see Grant demonstrate his amazing techniques. Take pictures with Grant. Julie and Grant will sign their new book, Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE.
Saturday, April 28th, from 9am – 1pm, our good friends Grant and Julie Maniér will be at the Houston Zoo with their new children’s book, “Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe – Different is More.” This event is being hosted by the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Program and the Houston Zoo. Come early, meet the writer and illustrator, and receive a complimentary paperback version of Grant and Julie’s book, while supplies last.
In the story-line, Grant the giraffe is the newest baby to be born at the city zoo. Grant appears to be a regular giraffe until the other animals notice that there is something different about the way he looks. His spots aren’t spots at all—they are shaped like jigsaw puzzle pieces! As Grant grows up and spends time with the other animals, they learn that he is different in many other ways. Follow Grant’s journey as he sets off to discover his special talent and not let his differences stand in the way of his big dreams. Get ready to be amazed by this young giraffe and discover what different minds CAN do. The story is based on Grant Maniér’s real life circumstances living with special differences. Both followed their dreams, despite their challenges.
Grant Maniér (maun-YAY), a young talented Eco-Artist combines his two worlds: autism and art. His obsession with paper became his form of art therapy. Grant is changing the perceptions of how to reduce, reuse, and recycle by creating extraordinary collages using thousands of pieces of recycled calendars, magazines, posters, puzzles and more. The Nations Law Firm is proud to sponsor this amazing young man as he continues to spread his message of acceptance, hope, and eco-responsibility.
Our friend Grant Maniér temporarily lost his art livelihood after hurricane Harvey. Although Grant suffered his own loss, he got to work and rolled up his sleeves, giving back to the city that established his art and name.
The Nations Law Firm is proud to announce that our friend Grant Maniér is releasing his first book! It is titled Grant the Jigsaw Giraffe ~ Different is MORE! This is more than just a book. It is the beginning of something big. Something that will make a huge difference in the lives of people who feel like they don’t quite fit in. The story centers around a baby giraffe named Grant, who is born different, but follows his passion despite his challenges.
We have sponsored and supported Grant for several years now. We are honored to be a part of Grant’s amazing journey as he blazes a trail in Eco-Art, and makes the world a better place for us all. Learn more about Grant’s artwork and services at www.GrantsEcoArt.com and find out about the exciting new children’s book at www.jigsawgrant.com.
Fifteen young Superstars will be honored at Houston’s first red carpet Night of Superstars inaugural event held at the Omni Houston (Galleria) on Saturday, October 17th. Our friend, Grant Manier, will be one of them!
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Join the Night of Superstars, a grand “Oscar-like” charity event, which draws local celebrities, the media, and hundreds of guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the most amazing kids in the Houston area. These kids are affected by varying types of disabling conditions yet reach beyond their adversities, excelling in academics, athletics, the arts, and community service.
Red Carpet Production 6:45pm – 7:45pm | Dinner & Awards Ceremony 8pm – 9pm
The celebrities confirmed to date (more will be added soon):
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick
Gary Morris – Award Winning Country Music Singer/Songwriter & Broadway Actor
Dan Pastorini – Houston Oilers
Tom Abrahams – News Anchor, ABC 13
Ken May – Topgolf
Sidney Hopper – President/CEO Randalls Food Markets
Clayton C. Anderson – Retired U.S. Astronaut & Author
Maurice Evans – 12yr NBA Veteran & Former VP of NBA Players Assoc
Donovan Greer – 7yr NFL Veteran
Artis “AT3” Thompson – American Ninja Warrior & Semi-Pro Football Linebacker
Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation is proud to present an interactive evening speaking engagement with autism advocate, author, and inventor Dr. Temple Grandin on Friday, February 6, 2015 at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Art Display from artists with unique abilities, featuring Grant Manier, Eco-Artist phenomenon living with autism.