Arts InSight

Houstonian Uses Art to Counteract His Anxiety, Autism

Houstonian Grant Manier describes himself as an “eco-artist.” He applies recycled material to canvas to create art — but also to help him deal with the anxiety caused by Autism. His artwork will be featured on an upcoming edition of Arts InSight, this Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 p.m. on Houston Public Media TV 8. […]

Houstonian Grant Manier describes himself as an "eco-artist." He applies recycled material to canvas to create art — but also to help him deal with the anxiety caused by Autism.

His artwork will be featured on an upcoming edition of Arts InSight, this Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 p.m. on Houston Public Media TV 8.

Grant gives us a firsthand account of how he creates his pieces and the benefits his art has on both himself and others he meets.

(Above: Houston eco-artist Grant Manier poses with some of his work. Photo Courtesy: Grant’s Eco-Art)

MORE:
Autistic Artist Grant Manier is a Rising Star (CultureMap Houston, March 8, 2013)
Young Eco-artist Views His Disability as a Gift (Houston Chronicle, March 8, 2013)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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