916 Springdale Rd Bldg 2, #101, Austin TX 78702
Gallery hours: Tue – Sat, 12-6pm
In November 2003, 28 artists opened their homes and studios for the first East Austin Studio Tour. The orange house on the corner of east 2nd Street at Waller, with its backyard studio, became a spot that thousands of visitors have returned to each year. A new group of guest artists created exhibits of their art in each room of the house, while the home cooked posole and hospitality of Jennifer Chenoweth’s house remained a staple. November 2017 was the last year for Fisterra Studio to participate in EAST in this space, but the annual event had a deep effect on Austin’s sense of community and connectedness. This show invites the 64 guest artists to collaborate again to inspire artists and art lovers about the beauty, quality and diversity of visual art in Austin.
Artists who have exhibited at Fisterra Studio since 2003*:
Beth Consetta Rubel
C. Andrew Boyd
Elise Sibley Chandler
Katelena Hernandez Cowles
Katie Rose Pipkin
Kristen Saska Juen
L. Renee Nunez
The Afro Gypsy
*not all are able participate in the show at Canopy
WHAT: E.A.S.T. East Austin Studio Tour 2017 at Fisterra Studio
Austin visual artist Jennifer Chenoweth hosts her annual Austin party at her home and art studio during the 2017 EAST Austin Studio Tour. Enjoy refreshments and taste Jennifer’s homemade posole as you see her artwork in the context of where she makes the art. Fisterra Studio’s event is unique every year in that a new group of guest artists will be present with their work on display. 2017’s guest artists include:
WHEN: November 11-12 and November 18-19, 2017, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM each day
Lunch Event Wednesday November 15, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Fisterra Studio
1200 East 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Parking limited, ride your bike or rideshare
EAST Stops #342-349
ENTRY: Free and open to the public
Visit www.eastaustinstudiotour.com for information about other studios on the tour.
Tour catalogs can be picked up at City of Austin Libraries starting October 30, 2017.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
Link to PDF flyer to sponsor our event: EastSponsorship2017_2018
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Last fall, I got to work with the Austin Convention Center to select Austin art to showcase our talent to visitors. I love seeing the video we installed of Austin City Limits Lounge with footage with Dale Watson and my dancing friends. We selected 7 amazing prints by Margarita Cabrera, David Moreno, Mauro Garza, Liliana Wilson, Ruth Leonela Buentello, Rigoberto Gonzalez, and Sam Coronado from the Serie Project for a sitting room by Exhibit Hall 1. Wells Mason‘s tables make that room the loveliest spot in the whole building. Sam Coronado having inspired the screenprinting scene as showcased at the Austin Convention Center by SXSW’s Flatstock, we have artists prints for festivals made by hand by Industry Print Shop. Artist Renee Nunez created an installation on the 3rd Floor. Artist Virginia Fleck‘s mandalas are in the south lobby. We have nature photography by Joel Salcido, Jenny Sathngam, and Michelle Dapra Atkinson in a space with tables by Hank Waddell. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack White and seeing his studio to choose a piece. We have a custom glass and light piece of Reji Thomas. Two backpainted glass paintings by Eric Lee resonate. And maybe you’ll find a Hedonic Map of Austin gifted to the ACC As well. Best of all, I got to work with the talented Carla Nickerson who will continue leading the culture and curation of Austin talent for the Austin Convention Center.
DATE: December 27, 2016
CONTACT: Mason Kerwick, lookthinkmake, 512-765-9549, email@example.com
Fisterra Projects to Receive $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Austin, Texas—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to Fisterra Projects for the “XYZ Atlas: the Experience Map of Bryan & College Station.” The Challenge America category supports primarily small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations—those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.
“The arts are for all of us, and by supporting organizations such as Fisterra Projects, the National Endowment for the Arts is providing more opportunities for the public to engage with the arts,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Whether in a theater, a town square, a museum, or a hospital, the arts are everywhere and make our lives richer.”
“One of the biggest surprises of the XYZ Atlas is how well it fits all ages, all types of people, outside of socio-economic status. I am honored to have the opportunity to take the project to the diverse communities of Bryan and College Station. Through the support of the NEA Challenge America grant, we are able to hone this tool for community engagement. All people have a story in how we come to call a place ‘home’ and how we share that place,” said Jennifer Chenoweth, Artist.
The Fisterra Projects NEA Challenge America award supports the creation of a multimedia, interactive, community-based public art project in Bryan and College Station, Texas. A collaboration with Texas A&M University’s Department of Architecture’s Diversity Council, the project will geo-locate the community’s emotions and memories about the surrounding area. Participants will answer survey questions that correspond to strong emotional experiences in specific neighborhood areas. This data will be turned into maps and artworks that reveal a sense of belonging and attachment to the area. The communities to be reached are those that are underserved and at-risk, including areas in poverty and social fragmentation.
For more information on projects included in the NEA grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.
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“Into ceramics? Jennifer Chenoweth has some solid guests for East.
Kristen Saksa Juen, Tammie Ruben, and Carla Hughes will all be at Fisterra Studio. Stop by Cenote and grab an cold brewed coffee, and my favorite thing in the world: migas tacos.”
Read the full article at the Austin Chronicle.
“[The Design Institute for Health] is collaborating on a project with the Fusebox Festival, Thinkery, Johnson & Johnson, local artist Jennifer Chenoweth, and the developers of the thinkEAST project near Govalle Park.
Their goal is to make thinkEAST – an affordable development geared toward artists – a catalyst for community health. Traditionally, Chang says, this would mean building sidewalks and exercise equipment, or adding a clinic to the property. But design thinking would call that a rush to the solution. First, what is the problem to be solved?
That’s where Chenoweth’s XYZ Atlas, a strategy for mapping the emotional landscape of a place, comes in (see “Jennifer Chenoweth’s XYZ Atlas,” May 13). Between 2013 and 2016, Chenoweth asked thousands of Austinites questions like “Where do you go to reconnect with nature?” and “Where was it that you were injured or assaulted?” The answers, captured in XYZ Atlas, reveal where in Austin people feel whole and healthy, and where they feel unsafe, angry, or depressed. The Atlas can be used to collect insights about the quality of health in the neighborhoods around thinkEAST. “For the first time we can have a conversation with the community about their health in a way that’s really emotionally relevant, not just cerebrally relevant,” Chang says. The team will share its initial ideas for embedding health in thinkEAST during a tour of Chenoweth’s Fisterra Projects Studio.”
Read more at the Austin Chronicle.
EAST is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in November. Through collaboration with the community, it provides opportunities for the public to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who drive Austin’s vibrant creative culture. Be sure to visit the 15 artists who have been participating since the beginning.
1 Come join Kincannon Studios (as Archaic) as they celebrate the sculpting of BLACKBIRD, in the spirit of “Please Touch the Art Movement.” Commissioned by the City of Austin Art in Public Places, this large-scale artwork will nestle into Republic Square Park. Meet the artists, excavate a song, and savor the delights available.
Nov. 12, 2-9pm
2601 E. 5th St.
2 Fisterra Studio by Jennifer Chenoweth is “Ready for Now,” the theme of Fisterra Studio and guest artists’ work. Fisterra invites you to enjoy their community art party with an open house and studio, sculpture, drawing, painting and contemporary media.
1200 E. 2nd St.
3 Ryah Christensen is capturing movement, subtlety in depth of paint while working with the solid, durable materials of glass, stone, and porcelain tile. Her work strives to wear its labor plainly and to pay homage to the individual’s humble place as one thread woven into life’s tapestry.
1180 Pandora St.
4 Susan Wallace’s studio is again open for EAST. Large scale commissions and stellar grillwork for residential clients has kept her out of the limelight. In celebration of her return, there will be prototypes and sample grillwork for sale. 2012 E. 16th St.
5 Hawkeye Glenn is making some metal, wood and stone lures. Kind of like fishing lures… but sculptures, kind of like religious… but serious, kind of funny… but art.
405 Springdale Rd.
6 Sun McColgin’s current series of sculptures are a metaphor for the fragility of what is often taken for granted as being indestructible. Much like a single drop of water can find its way into a crevice of rock and freeze–slowly the crack grows until the rock explodes and shears away. He’s attempting to recreate this process: to celebrate the passage of time and lost memories and the promise and beauty of what will be shaped by the unseen forces of the future.
5305 Bolm Rd.
7 Mychal Mitchell’s studio, Iona Handcrafted Books, will be the best smelling one on the tour guaranteed. They’ve got old bookcases full of gorgeous leather journals and albums. This is where the magic happens y’all!
8 Brian David Johnson has been exploring wood craft since opening his own studio in 2002 at the Splinter Group Cooperative. In February of this year, he moved down the street establishing Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery. In addition to handmade wood decor offerings, BDJ Craft Works will be showing new sculpture and wall pieces.
3411 E. 5th St.
9/10 Visit Philippe Klinefelter and Sunyong Chung (Ginko Studios) space where they live and create beautiful art. Philippe primarily creates large-scale sculptures in wood, metal and stone. Sunyong works mostly with colored porcelain to produce table wares, tiles and sculptures.
800 Gullett St.
11 Jana Swec (as part of Sodalitas): explore the paintings that keep her mind fresh and her body dirty.
5305 Bolm Rd.
12 Barry George has been creating found object art from his studio since 1987 using welding and forging techniques. Often his work is created for the yard or garden but some works are fine rusty yard art.
204 Attayac St.
13 Leona Gallery (formally Obsolete Industries) is curated by Billy Bishop, Lydia Emily, Josef Kristofoletti, and Tim Kerr, all striving to bring new and innovative works of art to Austin. Allow the gallery to inspire you to make and enjoy art.
1700 E. 12th St.
14 Macek Furniture Company is the design and custom fabrication workshop of Mark Macek. Each piece has been made individually, with particular care given to the materials and fabrication processes. Most projects are one-of-a-kind commissions.
405 Springdale Rd.
15 Ryan McKerley creates porcelain pottery, using a technique called water carving. He looks to mass-produced glass, metal and plastic for inspiration just as much as to contemporary and historic pottery.
2710 E. Cesar Chavez
Monday, November 7th 3 – 5 PM
1200 E 2nd Street, Austin Texas 78702
Organized by the Design Institute for Health & the University of Texas at Austin
Free with registration – Register Now!
For the full Austin Design Week schedule, check out designweekaustin.com
A collaborative project between the Design Institute for Health, Fisterra Studio, the Thinkery, ThinkEAST, and Johnson & Johnson – to develop new approaches to improving health in a community. This project uses a creative process to combine visual arts, learning and exhibit design, and new approaches to data visualization to create new health capabilities in a planned community for East Austin. This studio tour will feature proposed solutions to change the context in which people engage with their health – to raise their health consciousness and literacy, to empower and enable them to act on their own behalf, to develop new insights into the priorities and behaviors of community members, and ultimately to create offerings that have significant impact on their collective health.