Artist Nicola Parente with Sylvester Turner, Houston Mayor, create birdhouse benefiting Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Celebrity Birdhouse Silent Auction benefiting the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Saturday April 22, 2017 | 3-5 pm | Spring Street Studios (1824 Spring St, Houston)

Silent Auction of birdhouses created by pairing of local celebrities and celebrated Artist at Sawyer Yards. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was paired with artist Nicola Parente. Other Houston celebrity / artist pairs include: Rod Ryan / Taft McWhorter, Sculptor David Adickes / Justin Garcia, Former Mayor Annise Parker / Michael Golden, Artist Sharon Kopriva / Chris Silkwood, Bill Baldwin / Patrick Palmer, and KPRC2’s Frank Billingsley / April Murphy.

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Haiku Home Houston Showroom Celebrates Collaboration with Artist Nicola Parente

Parente recently teamed up with Haiku Home Artisan Collection by Big Ass Solutions to create an Artisan Series ceiling fan that will be sold worldwide. An exhibition featuring Parente’s original fan and a collection of his paintings will be on view though May 21, 2017. Visit the Houston Haiku Home and Big Ass Fans Showroom at 1224 N Post Oak Rd #120, Houston, TX 77055 Phone: (855) 651-3061

Parente’s designed fan available through the showroom or on their website.

This exhibition is also made possible with the support of Gremillion & Co Fine Art, contact Harwood Taylor or Trish McClanahan Matute,  Phone:713-522-2701 to view Parente’s artwork in person.

Haiku Home Parente Designed Ceiling Fan

2016: Parente Supports Art on the Avenue, Avenue CDC

Nicola Parente donates original artwork to support Avenue CDC with its mission. This is Houston’s largest charity silent art auction, supporting local artists and Avenue CDC’s programs to build affordable homes and strengthen communities. For over ten years Parente has been participating in Art on the Avenue. Art on the Avenue benefits Avenue CDC, raising funds for: development of affordable single-family homes,  development of quality affordable multi-family and senior rental housing,  homebuyer education and counseling programs, community building and strengthening civic engagement, and after-school tutoring and recreational programs for residents of our rental communities. Celebrating 25 years, Avenue CDC is dedicated to revitalizing Houston’s Northside community and to improving the lives of low- and moderate-income residents. Avenue CDC builds homes and communities where families thrive. 

Winter Street Studios: 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007

Preview Party: 6 pm to 9 pm, Thursday November 3, 2016
Featuring: Moodafaruka
Individual Tickets – $100 in advance, $125 at the door.
Preview Party tickets grant admission for both Thursday and Saturday nights.

Auction & Party: 6 pm to 10 pm, Saturday November 5, 2016
Featuring: Texas Johnny Boy
$40 through Oct. 31, $50 at the door

 

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2016: Artist Nicola Parente Donates Original Artwork to support Writers in the Schools “free to be” Gala

Nicola Parente has been a long-time friend and supporter of Writers in the Schools (WITS). He has taught as a visiting artist with WITS for many years and believes that their program makes a huge difference in our community. This years Free to Be gala is on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at The Astorian. WITS will honor Sara Speer Selber, a longtime friend and community advocate. As the former leader of AIDS Foundation, she partnered with WITS to launch Camp Hope, the first camp for HIV-positive children. This will be an inspiring and fun evening with student stories, poems, and the next Youth Poet Laureate of Houston. #free2be

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6pm | The Astorian | Lisa HelfmanHonorary Chair  | Mitra Woody and Ryan LeachCelebration Co-Chairs  | Beth BernalAuction Chair

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2016: Art Car Museum, Rørpost Collaboration Project, an International Art Energy Collaboration Exhibition

Art Car Museum, Rørpost Collaboration Project, an International Art Energy Collaboration Exhibition:

2 COUNTRIES (Denmark and Houston) – 4 EXHIBITIONS – 42 ARTISTS – 84 WORKS OF ART, Art Car Museum.

Exhibition on view September 10 thru October 30, 2016. Art Car Museum Hours Wednesday though Sunday 11-6pm.

Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7 – 10 PM, 140 Heights Blvd, Houston, Tx 77007, USA.

Parente to Showcase Etchings at Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair

FLATBED CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR – FEBRUARY 14 – 15, 2014
Bringing Publishers, Printmakers and University Print Programs from the state of Texas to show at Flatbed Press for two days.

The FLATBED CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR, working in conjunction with PRINT Austin 2014, will provide a venue for printmakers and print publishers to showcase work to the public and give printmaking demonstrations. Printmakers, print publishers and university print programs from the state of Texas will be on hand to apply to represent their work and programs through a print fair format.

Nicola Parente is prominently featured in the exhibition Flatbed Contemporary Print Fair 2014 at the Flatbed Press and Gallery in Austin, Texas. The exhibition showcases the great range of printmaking techniques in practice today, from traditional woodcuts to complex monotypes and hybrid prints. The show is presented in conjunction with Burning Bones Press and PrintAustin 2014 and features Parente’s etchings, Pelagico 6:53 AM,  Pelagico 2:42 PM and Pelagico 7:27 PM, (pictured above) curated by master print maker Patrick Masterson.

Reductive Abstract Artist Nicola Parente’s “Pelagico” Solo Exhibition Opens at Gremillion & Co Fine Art on Oct 18

Opening Reception: Friday October 18, 2013, 6-8PM
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc.
2501 Sunset Blvd. Houston, Texas 77005
Tel 713-522-2701

Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment

“I need the sea because it teaches me.” – Pablo Neruda

Nicola Parente has long been captivated by the lessons offered by the sea. From his childhood home on the southern Italian shores of the Adriatic Sea to his life now on the Texas Gulf Coast, Parente has been shaped and inspired by his experience of the sea. In his new series of reductive abstract paintings entitled Pelagico, Parente beckons the observer to consider both the sea that lies within and the expanse of sea that brings life to the world.

The paintings in this vibrant series capture the paradox of the sea that may be observed as, at once, contemplative calm and wild abandon. Parente’s use of negative space and a ground of white draws the observer into the experience of serenity, while his introduction of undulating black lines and flashes of brilliant blues and iridescent greens bring forceful energy and movement to his work.

“Pelagico celebrates the deep connection that the sea makes with all inhabitants of our planet,” according to Parente. “Water is essential for life. While some may view the seas as boundaries that separate, I see connection. The water that spans the globe touches and unites the shorelines of all the continents. The seas are shared in common with all, connecting and sustaining all life,” says Parente.

“Intervals” 2013 features prestigious artists Nicola Parente, Maria Cristina Jadick, Tudor Mitroi, and Masaru Takiguchi at Lone Star College Kingwood Fine Art Gallery

Intervals Exhibition, A quartet of artists meet to share unique visions through painting, sculpture, and installation work at Lone Star College-Kingwood’s art exhibit, “Intervals 2013.”

Maria Cristina Jadick, Tudor Mitroi, Nicola Parente and Masaru Takiguchi will display recent works in the college’s Fine Arts Gallery from Oct. 10 to Nov. 6.

An open house with refreshments will be held on Oct. 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the gallery, followed by four artist talks Oct. 17 from 12:30-2 p.m.

“We are excited to display work by highly respected artists/educators,” said Kris Larson, gallery director. “‘Intervals coincides with U.S. Citizenship Week’s city-wide ceremonies and celebrations. What better time to see art that addresses opportunities found here, where yesterday’s dream and today’s choice meet.”

LSC-Kingwood’s Fine Arts Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center, is open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information on “Intervals 2013,” call 281-312-1534 or email kc.artgallery@LoneStar.edu.

Laura U Features Artwork by Nicola Parente for Inaugural Fall Art Fare

Laura U, Inc. inaugural Fall Art Fare event will feature the works of abstract artist Nicola Parente benefitting Communities in Schools on October 24, 2012, 6-9 PM.  Laura U Interior Design was recently awarded Best of Show by the American Society of Interior Designers, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter (ASID TGCC). Over the last five years Laura U, Inc. has won 12 ASID awards. This year Laura U won an additional four awards: Residential Project over 3,500 square feet, Kitchen (Honorable Mention), Residential Singular Space and 2012 Best of Show.

 

Boulevard Realty Featured Artist Nicola Parente

Boulevard Realty, one of Houston’s premiere real estate companies, invites you to a reception for the artist, Nicola Parente. Meet the artist and view his work at the home of Bill Baldwin and Joe Gonzalez. Sunday, October 21, 2012, noon to 3pm. Champagne cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.