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Peter Mello

Peter joined the WaterFire Providence team in March 2011 to co-lead the organization with Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director. Previously, Peter served as executive director, ceo and board member of the American Sail Training Association (Tall Ships America). In 2006, he founded Sea-Fever Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm focused on strategy, communications and leadership development and launched the Weekly Leader blog and podcast. Prior to that he had a 20 year career in financial services working in New York, Boston, San Francisco and London. Life long mariner, photographer, hockey player and art fan, he lives in Fall River, MA with his dog Zane. Peter proudly serves as a board member of the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art.

qA table setting at the 7th Annual FireBall Gala Fundraiser. Photograph by Jen Bonin.

A Look Back at our 7th Annual FireBall Gala Fundraiser

We were honored to present four extraordinary Rhode Islanders with WaterFire Impact Awards: Barbara Papitto, The Honorable David N. Cicilline, Dr. Silas Otniel Rodrigues Pinto, and Umberto Crenca. With such incredible honorees and a great lineup of performances and guests, it’s no surprise that the evening was so memorable.

Grechel Rosado

WaterFire Providence Welcomes Grechel Rosado As Our New Program Coordinator

  • by Peter Mello
  • 2 min read

Grechel Rosado has joined WaterFire Providence as our first Program Coordinator. Grechel’s primary responsibilities include managing ArtLab@WaterFire, a year-long paid internship and leadership development program for BIPOC male high school students, and WaterFire Accelerate, a year-long professional development program for artists under 30.  “We are excited to have Grechel join… Read More »WaterFire Providence Welcomes Grechel Rosado As Our New Program Coordinator

Visitors sitting enjoying the fires at WaterFire. Photograph by Erin Cuddigan.

WaterFire Providence Announces New Leadership on Board of Directors

Charles Newton, a partner with Newton & Newton LLC, was elected chair of the WaterFire Providence board of directors. Barbara Mullen, Ph.D., assistant superintendent of Student Services at Cambridge Public Schools, and outgoing board chair James Prescott were elected vice-chairs. Michael Brostek, market vice president at Cox Media, was elected… Read More »WaterFire Providence Announces New Leadership on Board of Directors

The McMillan's "The Coal Bin Project"

Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”

Please join us for a special evening with WaterFire Providence’s first Artists in Residence, Megan and Murray McMillan, for a Processional and Launch Performance of “The Coal Bin Project.” In November 2012, WaterFire Providence purchased a historic, industrial property at 475 Valley Street which we are transforming into the organization’s headquarters,… Read More »Megan and Murray McMillan’s “The Coal Bin Project”