Promote Personal

and Social

Well-Being

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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.

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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. 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.

 
 

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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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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

  • Oct 23, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    George Washington Carver Museum Theater, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
    One night only! Fusion dance at the Washington Carver Museum benefiting Fisterra's Draw Together programs in East Austin. We are ATX strong. We belong.
  • Multiple Dates
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    Nov 03, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
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    Nov 10, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Nov 17, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
  • Multiple Dates
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    Dec 01, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Dec 08, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
  • Multiple Dates
    RSVP
    Dec 15, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
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    Details
    May 06, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
  • Multiple Dates
    Details
    Apr 01, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
  • Mar 17, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
    ESB Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
    An immersive and interactive art installation and celebration for ALL the Austinites! Featured during MACCnifico! Fest
  • Multiple Dates
    Details
    Mar 04, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Camp Esperanza, 780 Bastrop Hwy, Austin, TX 78741, 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.
 
our Team
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Jennifer Chenoweth

Jennifer

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.

Amy Diane Morrow
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Amy

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. 

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Denver Gonzales

Denver

Draw Together Manager Denver Gonzales is an artist, community leader, engineer, visionary, and journalist. He serves on the board of orgs and councils supporting Austin's unhoused neighbors and leads Draw Together at Camp Esperanza, and is in residency at the  ESB-MACC.

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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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.

Emily Pratte
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Emily

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.

 
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Zoe Scofield
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Zoe

Collaborator

 

Zoe Scofield's 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
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Jason

Board Chair

 

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

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.

Marta Stefaniuk
Marta Stefaniuk

Marta

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.

Mina Estrada
Mina Estrada

Mina

Advisory Board

 

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.

Cindy Brio
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Cindy

Advisory Board

 

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.

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