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… Read More »The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek
Over the last 10+ years, alongside some incredible co-workers and volunteers, I've worked to build the organization that WaterFire Providence is today. As Director of Creative Services, my team and I work on visual communications, graphic design, the visitor experience, merchandising as well as project management for programming at the WaterFire Arts Center. Being a part of the 'Rhode Island' experience for tens of thousands of people is incredible and I have an intense pride in place for both Downtown Providence and the Valley neighborhood.
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… Read More »The People of WaterFire: Michael Grando
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… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: John Nickerson
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… Read More »The People of WaterFire: Jen Bonin
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… Read More »The People of WaterFire: Christian Guillen
WaterFire Providence has been working on creating an exciting and performance packed event for the next full lighting in Providence next Saturday, August 10th. The planning and preparation for each WaterFire event is non-stop — but this weekend twelve volunteers from Rhode Island decided to take a weekend trip to… Read More »WaterFire As a Cultural Catalyst
On Sunday, February 10th, guests battled the blizzard of 2013 to attend a Playing with Fire private screening of WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City. The screening took place at the gorgeous Riverfront Loft home of Linda and Steven Cohen and was co-hosted by John and Holly Schenck. Guests… Read More »Playing with Fire WaterFire Documentary Screening
The 2nd Annual Christmas WaterFire on Friday, Dec. 14th was a true Christmas scene filled with good will and a sense of peace. Once again the bright bonfires accompanied by gorgeous music added a sparkle in Santa’s eye. The sound of Christmas songs filled the air and scores of Christmas… Read More »Walking in a Winter Wonderland!
Help us make this the best Christmas WaterFire ever! Sponsor a tree for WaterFire’s very special Christmas fire & festival of trees, on Friday, December 14, 2012, to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission. With only a little more than two weeks left before the big celebration and Christmas tree lighting… Read More »Christmas WaterFire – Festival of Trees
From sunset to midnight on September 21th and 22nd 2012 Barnaby Evans in cooperation with the City of Rome and in association with Tevereterno created a WaterFire installation on the Tiber River between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Giuseppe Mazzini on the Vatican side of the river near the old city.