Q&A with The Green Beast of Rhode Island

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Art, Story Telling | 2 Comments
Q&A with The Green Beast of Rhode Island

During the summer, Green Beast can be spotted at various WaterFire Lightings interacting with humans and prowling the riverfront. You’d recognize him instantly: tall fellow, white mask, covered in moss and swamp and greenery. Since it’s his down-time, I was able to get in touch with the mysterious and elusive Mr. Beast to shed some…

April 8th, 2017 – Basin Lighting

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 4 Comments
April 8th, 2017 – Basin Lighting

This event is being sponsored by the Hemophilia Federation Of America Basin lightings include the circle of twenty-two braziers in the Waterplace Park Basin and the twelve braziers leading up to the Providence Place mall. Partial lightings usually include all of the braziers from Providence Place Mall to Steeple Street. WaterFire Providence, the award-winning sculpture by artist…

Volunteer Spotlight: Kevin Murray

Volunteer Spotlight: Kevin Murray

This is a Volunteer Spotlight in which the pictures really do the talking. Kevin Murray is a street photographer by trade who has been cutting his teeth on WaterFire photography for three seasons. One of the biggest perks of the job, he says, is how much it opens your eyes to the full scope of…

Volunteer Spotlight: Dani Torres

Volunteer Spotlight: Dani Torres

Dani Torres is one of WaterFire’s most reliable and hard-working Special Ops leads – in other words, one of those pesky volunteers keeping guests a safe distance from lit torches. Torch processions truly make each event stand out from the others, marking a special occasion or celebration, and Dani plays a key part in those…

Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Ferrell

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Ferrell

One of the most amazing and inspiring qualities to WaterFire volunteers is how frequently they are out in the world making other kinds of magic happen. Melissa Ferrell is an avid volunteer all over the state, making good things happen with a variety of organizations. Her real start to volunteering, though, happened right here at…

5 Reasons Why Volunteerism Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

5 Reasons Why Volunteerism Should Be Your New Year’s Resolution

1. You make cool and unique things happen Volunteerism is an extremely unique mode of work because you get to choose exactly what it is you want to make happen. When you choose to volunteer somewhere, you get to pick exactly where based on what you’d like to make happen. WaterFire volunteers choose to get…

November 5th, 2016 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 3 Comments
November 5th, 2016 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans

Gold Star Sponsor: Walmart | Silver Star Sponsors: Bank of America & National Grid | Bronze Star Sponsor: Dominion Power and Energy Saturday, November 5th, 2016 – WaterFire Salute to Veterans Sunset: 5:34 p.m. Lighting time:  5:54 p.m. The fires will remain lit until 11:00 p.m. Music Program For this incredibly important event the community comes…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Volunteering | No Comments
Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson

After a dozen years of volunteering, Jane Carlson has become extremely familiar with Providence and its people. First-time volunteers and even visitors immediately and automatically become part of WaterFire’s people — a giant family encompassing every type of individual one could ever dream up. For Jane, that’s part of a much larger magic that makes…

Introducing the new NetWorks Rhode Island Website

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Art | No Comments
Introducing the new NetWorks Rhode Island Website

WaterFire is pleased to be partnered with Dr. Joseph Chazan in continuing his original project with Bert Crenca of AS220, in creating a new, permanent online resource for NetWorks Rhode Island. For the first time, the 113 NetWorks Rhode Island video portraits, most directed by Richard Goulis, are aggregated and presented in a cross- referenced, updated…

October 1st, 2016 – Full Lighting

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Events, WaterFire Providence | 7 Comments
October 1st, 2016 – Full Lighting

Sponsored by Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation and Lifetime Medical Saturday, October 1st, 2016 Weather update: There is rain in the forecast for Saturday. The WaterFire lighting and Flames of Hope events are going ahead as planned. Some onshore programming may be curtailed, updates will be posted here as they become available. Special Event Alert from…