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Share your poetry in a Poet-Tree
You too can share your poems, thoughts, or wishes by writing them on tags and hanging them on the poet-trees throughout the city. Be sure to snap a picture for social media and tag @witshouston and #poettree.
Artist Curated Trees
Select trees were curated by Houston artists Nicola Parente and Anthony Suber.
Nicola creates expressive abstract paintings and photography from his studio in Houston and had served as a longtime visiting artist in school classrooms with WITS. Born in Italy, he draws from his rich Italian heritage and a deep well of cross-cultural experiences to bring his art to life. (nicolaparente.com)
Working in a variety of media, he engages the viewer in dialogues of human encounter within the urban environment. Inspired by changes in metropolitan communities, his art defines the intersections of daily urban life and timeless multi-cultural celebration. His paintings capture the fluidity and static elements of the urban matrix, referencing the architectonic images, reflections, and rhythms of its landscape. (nicolaparente.com)
Painter, sculptor, and educator, Anthony Suber is a Texas native and graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston and the University of Houston. (anthonysuber.weebly.com)
Suber’s work focuses on historical references, spirituality and the contemporary African American experience through the lens of his personal experiences of religion and social relationships in a post-modern society.
Channeling his love for history and art historical reference, Suber works primarily with emblematic connections, chronological references, and narrative “stills”. In doing so Suber seeks to capture a part of the human experience that allows the viewer to participate in the compositional construct. (anthonysuber.weebly.com)
Want to create your own poet-tree? We can set you up to Do It Yourself with our DIY Poet-tree kit. Submit a poet-tree request form to WITS. Once your project is approved, we’ll send you a dropbox folder of resources, including a step-by-step guide, checklist of materials, and files to create your own poet-tree tags and signage. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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