Promote Personal

and Social

Well-Being

01

Local

Fisterra utilizes art to inspire and revitalize people and communities. We begin locally, Homegrown, with art as a framework for activation. Art can inspire people to greater trust, satisfaction, and prosperity through connectedness to their community, place, and purpose. Learn more about our local programing Draw Together, XYZ Atlas, and The Theorists.

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NAtional

Fisterra is a nexus of citizen/artists. We are beings with the capacity for change. 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.

03

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. Theorist Fest, artist residency programs, performance and workshop tours, and online practicums provide opportunities for our global community to connect more deeply to each other, and the environment.

 
 

meet

fisterra

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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.

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.

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).

 
 
 

projects

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eVents

  • Draw Together
    Draw Together
    America's Best Inn
    Feb 27, 11:00 AM – Mar 06, 2:00 PM
    America's Best Inn, 909 E Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78751, USA
    Draw Together is a mobile block parties for neighbors experiencing homelessness to move, make, and meditate together. Art creates solidarity, not charity. We are ATX strong. We belong.
  • Art 84 / Work in Progress
    Art 84 / Work in Progress
    www.art84.org
    Aug 28, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    www.art84.org
    Virtual Exhibit of paintings by Austin based artist, Cornelius Carter.
  • LIVE Worldwide!
    LIVE Worldwide!
    Mexican American Cultural Center
    Oct 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Theorist Fest 2019 features 50+ musicians and dancers from across the states, México, France, South Korea, and The Middle East. 🌎 FINDING FISTERRA 🌎 Join us at the edge of the unknown!
  • LIVE from México
    LIVE from México
    Mexican American Cultural Center
    Oct 26, 2019, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    This matinee premieres the award-winning Compañía Sunny Savoy and Theorist Daniel Martinez from Monterrey, México. 🌎 FINDING FISTERRA 🌎 Join us at the edge of the unknown!
  • Draw Together
    Draw Together
    Old Bakery and Emporium
    Oct 26, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Old Bakery and Emporium, 1006 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    ALL THE AUSTINITES! Draw Together is an inclusive event to come together and serve friends experiencing homelessness.
  • LIVE Worldwide!
    LIVE Worldwide!
    Mexican American Cultural Center
    Oct 25, 2019, 7:00 PM – Oct 26, 2019, 10:00 PM
    Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Theorist Fest 2019 features 50+ musicians and dancers from across the states, México, Canada, South Korea and The Middle East. 🌎 FINDING FISTERRA 🌎 Join us at the edge of the unknown!
  • Theorist EVE
    Theorist EVE
    Rainey Street
    Oct 24, 2019, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rainey Street, Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    Opening night shindig for Theorist Fest guest artists, VIP patrons, and friends of The Theorists.
our team
Jennifer Chenoweth

Founder & Treasurer 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.

Amy
Morrow

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, and has produced 75+ Toolbox workshops world-wide. 

Lloyd Weatherspoon

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.

Ricardo
Guerrero

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.

Emily
Pratte

Board Chair

Emily Pratte, an experienced events producer for organizations such as SXSW, The Texas Tribune, the Umlauf Garden Party, and more. A skilled communicator, she has been invaluable Fisterra’s extensive events and production.

Dr. Stephen
Caffey

Board Member

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.

Zoe 
Juniper

Collaborators

Zoe | Juniper creations exist at the intersection of dance, installation and video technology. We dissolve barriers between art, artist and audience by challenging expectations of perception and making space for empathy and connection.

Jason
Akira Somma

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

Lily
Kazanoff

Development Coordinator

Lily Kazanoff is a Global researcher dedicated to nonprofit causes and resource development. She is a Professional writer, awarded dance choreographer, and polyglot with a passion for movement analysis and intercultural relations.

 
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