NDEAM Poster Art Competition and Grant Manier Birthday Celebration

NDEAMPosterThe Nations Law Firm would like to wish Grant Manier a very Happy 19th Birthday.  We also congratulations him on being the winner of this year’s NDEAM Poster Art Competition.  What an honor to have his “Night and Day” creation featured on the Texas 2014 NDEAM Poster.  Each Fall since 1999, the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities produces a poster celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October. Artwork for the poster is selected by a submission and judging process and is open to any Texas artist with a disability.

For more information on NDEAM visit http://governor.state.tx.us/disabilities/ndeam/ndeam_poster/

For more information on Grant Manier visit http://www.grantsecoart.com/

A Surprise Visit

By Howard Nations

Howard Nations and Grant Manier
Howard Nations and Grant Manier

November 25, 2013 – Had a surprise visit from my friend Grant Manier who arrived bearing a gift.  The puzzle is the symbol for Autism and this is one of his originals, created using many pieces of paper and the print off of puzzle pieces. Grant is one of Houston’s up-and-coming eco-artists and a very fine young man. If you are not familiar with his work, please check out his website. http://www.grantsecoart.com/.   Thank you Grant for this special gift, I am honored.

Houston Abilities Expo

Grant Manier
Grant Manier

July 30, 2013 – Seventeen-year-old eco-artist Grant Manier will be at the Houston Abilities Expo! Don’t miss this chance view his masterpieces, meet him in person and watch him in action! (Saturday 1-5 and Sunday 1-4)

The Expo will be held August 2-4, 2013 at the Reliant Center (Hall E). In addition to Grant, there will be nearly 120+ suppliers of products and services that will increase your quality of life through new technology, great seminars on important issues and networking that will meet your specific needs. Don’t miss THE leading event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals.




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And have you checked out Abilities365.com, our new online resource community for people with disabilities? It’s the way to experience the Expo all year long! It’s a dynamic online environment that provides in-depth information (like news, products, videos, special deals and more) and interactive features and can event be targeted to each person’s specific needs. There is no charge for membership, so join today!

Abilities Expo Chicago will be here before you know it so mark your calendar now, Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4 at the Reliant Center. Click here for directions and parking. We look forward to meeting you there!

8th Annual Artist Expo with Grant Manier

July 11, 2013 – The 8th Annual Artist Expo July 18-20, 2013 Woodlands, Texas, at the Waterway Marriott

Manier working on his parrot
Grant Manier working on his parrot

Featuring Grant Manier as the guest artist

Come out and see Grant debut his larger-than-life Red Macaw bird

Grant Manier with his larger-than-life Parrot, close to completion
Grant Manier with his larger-than-life Parrot, close to completion

“Grant’s artwork in print is outstanding, but to see the originals up-close will take your breath away”

Grant’s ECO-Art “Texas, Our Texas” Will Be Displayed for One Year at the U.S. Capitol

By Andrea Schmauss
Grant Manier with Russell Martinez, Accepting Grant's eco-art
Grant Manier with Russell Martinez, Accepting Grant’s eco-art “Texas, Our Texas” for the upcoming ceremony in Washington D.C. June 26, 2013

May 9, 2013 – Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.

Congressman Kevin Brady has chosen Eco-Artist, Grant Manier, from Houston Focus Academy as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for the 8th District of Texas.

The Congressional Art Competition Winner’s reception is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, in Washington D.C.

Grant’s eco-art “Texas, Our Texas” will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Dan Pastorini and Grant Manier Collaborate on Art for Charity

By  Andrea Schmauss

March 18, 2013 – Dan Pastorini was in our studio last week learning the technique of “Paint by Paper” from veteran Eco Artist, Grant Manier.  Their work of art which consisted of over 3,000 pieces of recycled paper, will be auctioned off at an upcoming charity event.   Mr Pastorini very graciously autographed many helmets, banners, photos and “Luv Ya Blue” signs for the many fans on our staff.

Dan Pastorini and art by Grant Manier
Dan Pastorini and art by Grant Manier
Dan Pastorini and Grant Manier work on art
Dan Pastorini and Grant Manier work on art
Dan Pastorini autographs memorabilia for our staff
Dan Pastorini autographs memorabilia for our staff