Nicola, an Italian American artist, joined the board in 2015. Over the last decade, Nicola has been actively involved with community outreach including involvement with Greater Northside Management District, the Greater Northside Chamber of Commerce, GO Neighborhoods, Writers in the Schools and the Art Colony Association. He has been on the planning committee for the Tour de Northside, and was active in helping his neighborhood pass minimum lot size protections. Most recently he is dedicated to bringing more art into Houston neighborhoods. Nicola’s works can be seen in public and private collections in the United States, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Ethiopia. He obtained a B.S. from King’s College in Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.