The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Gina Murray

It takes courage to grow up and become who you truly are. ―E.E. Cummings Gina Murray is a woman who fell in love at first site with her career. She had the opportunity (thanks mom!) to shadow a surgical tech during a series of operations a few years out of high school and just as…

The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek

The time to act is now! Somebody go get the Director. ―Jarod Kintz The WaterFire experience is very different from person to person, whether you are an international visitor, community member, volunteer, performer, staff member, vendor or board director. It’s a unique aspect of the artwork that each participant is able to have such a…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson

Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson

The smell of the cedar and pine heavy in the air, clad in all black, you are surrounded; surrounded by wood, by water, by people, by a city normally busy by day and deserted by night. But, tonight it is different. It is rich in culture and filled with vibrancy. You are a WaterFire Wood…

The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | 2 Comments
The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando

Silence is a source of Great Strength. ― Lao Tzu So many of us have marveled at Michael’s performances on the flaming river over the years. In his portrayal of Pierrot (Pedrolino) from the Commedia del’arte, he is on a naive and everlasting quest to win the heart of a beautiful girl. It was never…

Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson

Fire Feeding, photo by John Nickerson Can you picture those friendly people answering questions, getting folks to smile and enjoy their WaterFire visit? John Nickerson is without a doubt one of those people. As a Rhode Islander John was always a frequent WaterFire visitor and even volunteered on several occasions on the wood boats over…

The People of WaterFire: Jen Bonin

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | 3 Comments
The People of WaterFire: Jen Bonin

When you first meet Jen she’s exciting, interesting, and energetic. Her accomplishments never fail to impress from her wide-ranging education and volunteer work to her photography and career. She is a very busy lady and a lot of fun to chat with. She has this heartfelt laughter that places you right on the sunny side.…

RI Inauguration 2015 – Photo Gallery

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | No Comments
RI Inauguration 2015 – Photo Gallery

Rhode Island Celebrates Inauguration 2015 at WaterFire Congratulations to Governor Gina Raimondo, Lt. Governor Dan Mckee, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, and General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Thank you to all of our fans who came out and celebrated this historic day with us.

The People of WaterFire: Christian Guillen

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in The People of WaterFire | No Comments
The People of WaterFire: Christian Guillen

A few years back WaterFire Providence launched The WaterFire My Story Project which is a collection of stories, poems and videos that were written by our visitors, performers, volunteers and partners.  The goal of the My Story Project is to share stories with our fans from our fans and the idea that your stories tell…

January 6th, 2015 – Inauguration 2015

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 6 Comments
January 6th, 2015 – Inauguration 2015

“Make It In Rhode Island” inaugural schedule of events: Tuesday, January 6th Daily Mass at St. Raymond’s Roman Catholic Church 1240 North Main Street, Providence 9am Inauguration of Governor Gina Raimondo and the General Officers of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations South Portico of the Rhode Island State House 12pm WaterFire Celebration The…

December 19th, 2014 – A Very Special Christmas WaterFire

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 8 Comments
December 19th, 2014 – A Very Special Christmas WaterFire

This special event is being sponsored by an anonymous donor and will highlight the good work being done by the Providence Rescue Mission. WaterFire Providence would like to thank Ocean State Sandwich Company for generously donating lunch for our staff and volunteers on the day of this event. Event Schedule: Friday, December 19th – Basin…