Kennicott Toe, Helene Fischman, ©2021
CoPA Presents an Evening with Helene Fischman
Tuesday, September 14 via Zoom
6:15P Announcements / 6:30 Helene Fischman
Meeting is open to CoPA and MARN members and students.
Join CoPA in welcoming artist Helene Fischman who will talk with us about her photographic artist residencies at National & State Parks, with a special focus on her last two adventures in Alaska at the Wrangell Mountains Center in 2019, and the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park residency in Juneau, 2020.
Helene will share strategies on submitting applications for residencies along with resources, and talk with us about some of her favorite pieces and her experiences shooting them.
Day One on Glacier, Helene Fischman, © 2021
Helene Fischman received her BFA in Painting from Boston University, her MS in Education from Cal State East Bay, and her MFA in Art from UW-Milwaukee.
Focusing on the dynamic interaction of humans with their environment, Helene has innovated site-specific artist residencies in Europe and the US, including a dozen National and State Parks resulting in mixed-media work including photography, poetry, painting & performance. Helene is the recipient of local and national grants for exhibition and travel, including the Puffin Foundation Project Grant, the Brooklyn Prize for Outstanding Artwork, and UW-Milwaukee’s Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship.
Currently, Helene is interested in the performance of identity in a cross-disciplinary, collaborative atmosphere. She leads a collective of creatives in Milwaukee called “Draw Write Here!” who respond as a group to different cultural experiences, resulting in performances, videos, hard-copy books and online media. In this venture, she has partnered with 53212 Presents, Goodwill Industries, The Seed Initiative, Voyageur Bookshop, Racine Correctional Institute, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Battery Factory, Milwaukee Art Museum and many more. View online media from “Draw Write Here” on her flowpage: or visit Helene at helenefischman.com.
CoPA September Member’s Meeting with Helene Fischman
Time: September 14 , 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
6:15P I Announcements
6:30P I Featured Speaker – Helene Fischman
Meeting ID: 878 6784 1162
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