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Personal
and Social
Well-Being

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Local

We nurture homegrown Art as a framework for activating change. Art can inspire people and revitalize communities to greater trust, satisfaction, and prosperity through connectedness to their community, place, and purpose. 

 

Learn more about our projects: Draw Together, XYZ Atlas, REST Fest, The Theorists, Urban Echo, and Austin Brazilian Zouk and Lambada.

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NATional

Fisterra is a nexus of citizen/artists. We collaborate with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

 

As a cultural partner for creativity and engagement, Fisterra Projects teams with experts and community organizations across the States to inspire change.

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Global

Fisterra's name derives from the edge of the known world. To that end, we are caring, polymath people with a range of artistic, scientific, technical, and societal interests working together on innovative projects that benefit society.

 

Our projects, artist residencies, performance and workshop tours provide opportunities for our global network to connect more deeply to each other, and the environment.

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our sTorY

Fisterra was founded by visual artist and entrepreneur, Jennifer Chenoweth. Austin Way featured Chenoweth’s project the XYZ Atlas on the cover of their “Art of the City” issue in 2016. Using community input to map emotional experiences of residents of Austin, Chenoweth created a mixed-media installation called the “XYZ Atlas: the Hedonic Map of Austin”, which culminated in an exhibition at the high point of collective experience, Zilker Park in May of 2016. The Downtown Austin Alliance commissioned XYZ Atlas: Congress Avenue in 2017. Jennifer presented the XYZ Atlas at TEDMED 2017. In 2019, Chenoweth appointed collaborator Amy Morrow as Artistic Director and then Executive Director of Fisterra December 2020.

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our Vision

Fisterra promotes personal and social well-being on a community, national, and global scale through the arts, aided by science and technology. We are caring, polymath people with a range of interests working together on innovative projects that benefit society.

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arT / science / Tech

Fisterra creates discourse between artists, physicists, psychologists, multi-media artists, and database architects. Executive Director, Dr. Vanston is an internationally recognized authority on technology forecasting for the communications industry. He has conducted and managed future-looking studies for the communications and other high-tech industries for over thirty years. With his expertise, we collaborate with lauded artists such as Jason Akira Somma (Rolex Grant Award) and Zoe Scofield (Guggenheim Fellow).

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our Team
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Jennifer Chenoweth

Founder & Treasurer

Jennifer Chenoweth makes contemporary art in any material that fits the idea, from drawings to large sculpture to interactive collaborative projects. Her recent collaborative project the XYZ Atlas reached a wide audience and culminated in a TEDMED talk released in 2018. She now curates the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel in Austin, Texas
to consider the purpose of our lives in the
context of a historical cemetery.

Jennifer

Amy Diane Morrow
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Executive Director

Amy Morrow
is a master teacher, choreographer, and festival producer. She established The Theorists, a nexus of artist citizens who collaborate internationally to produce homegrown art. She manages projects for Draw Together, XYZ Atlas, REST Fest, and has produced 80+ movement workshops world-wide. 

Amy

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Denver Gonzales

Denver

Draw Together, Urban Echo, and REST Fest Co-Director, Denver Gonzales, is an artist, community leader, engineer, visionary, and journalist. He serves on the board of organizations and councils supporting Austin's unhoused neighbors, leads Draw Together at Camp Esperanza, and was an artist in residency at the ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center, George Washington Carver Museum, and Doughtery

 Arts Center

Lloyd Weatherspoon
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Lloyd

Board Member

 

Lloyd Weatherspoon is a rehabilitation specialist for Austin Travis County Integral Care, who specializes in working with clients from a vulnerable population, concerning: homelessness with mental health disorders, U.S. Military Veterans and also high functioning clients, who have severe or mild mental health illnesses.

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Treasurer

 

Wei Dai lives in Seattle, WA and works as a Sr. Customer Success Manager at Amazon. He also serves on the board of Grooving for Good. He graduated with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business and has an extensive social dance history in Texas, New York, California, and now Seattle.

Wei

Marta Stefaniuk
Marta Stefaniuk

Advisory Board

 

Marta Stefaniuk is a skilled Brand Strategist and Producer that specializes in digital marketing, experiential events and integrated media. Her strong capacity for entrepreneurial thinking, and years as a Creative Director, enable her to find innovative solutions to conquer, smooth out or jump over any obstacles her clients present.

Marta

Mina Estrada
Mina Estrada

Board Member

 

Mina Estrada is a ruminator MFA of dance and

has served as faculty at Temple University,

Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University, and Drexel University. She served as Director of Artist Resources at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and is currently directing Regina Klenjoski Dance Company producing concerts of great storytellers and

generous muses with Mother Nature.

Mina

Cindy Brio
Cindy Brio

Board Chair

 

Cindy Brio is the founder of Esandalo Comedy Project, collaborator with Latino Comedy Project, On and Off the State, and artist in residency at the ESB-Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, TX. She has expertise in Programs, Operations & Product Management; Marketing/ Communications, Process Improvement, Client Mgmt & Production. As a passionate storyteller, she dynamically

coaches creative projects.

Cindy

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Osei

ABZL Project Director

 

As the lead organizer of Brazilian Zouk and hip hop dance events, Osei Bonsu brings a unique blend of artistic sensibility and technical proficiency to our team. His Ghanaian heritage, combined with his global experiences, including volunteer work with the UN World Food Programme in Ghana, focuses on cultural heritage and sustainably equitable exchanges.

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Ricardo

Board Member

 

Ricardo Guerrero is a digital and social media specialist who helped Dell reach its Spanish language customer base through online marketing. Ricardo helps Fisterra with digital strategy, communications and innovation.

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Jason

Collaborator

 

Inter-disciplinary visual artist Jason Akira Somma is an internationally lauded heretic renowned for "defying categorization" (Rolex Arts) & merges new technology, science, performance, & kinesthetic into new, autonomous media & Aesthetic Singularity

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Stephen

Advisory Board

 

Dr. Stephen Caffey is an art historian, curator and critic who understands fine art within social and historical context. He advises on thinking bigger, and linking art to place and people.

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