2019 #Art4Impact: The Summer of Science Event Series

2019 #Art4Impact:  The Summer of Science Event Series

The #Art4Impact Summer of Science Event Series aims to strengthen the connections between art and design and science and technology within our community. The July 20 event marked a momentous milestone of man’s first steps on the Moon, the August TechFire (in less than two weeks!) combines art and technology which challenge our perceptions of…

Using light of WaterFire to symbolize wisdom, justice

Using light of WaterFire to symbolize wisdom, justice

On Sept. 3, in response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, WaterFire invited the community to assemble at the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial to reaffirm our commitment to the principles of equality, tolerance and justice. Let us remember that Roger Williams founded Providence in 1636 explicitly as a “shelter for persons distressed for conscience.”…

The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge a success!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in Art, Events, WaterFire Arts Center | No Comments
The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was huge a success!

Thank you to all who attended the official grand opening and Ribbon Burning ceremony at the WaterFire Arts Center. We were honored to kick things off with a wonderful rendition of Summertime by the inimitable Rose Weaver. A big thank as well to all of the community leaders that joined us to share their thoughts on WaterFire…

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…

Introducing the new NetWorks Rhode Island Website

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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…

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence

WaterFire Providence was created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 with his “First Fire.” This first fire became a hit and in years since, WaterFire Providence has expanded to include over 80 Braziers that are lit throughout their events every season. The Providence Journal spoke of Waterfire Providence in 1997 describing WaterFire as, “the most popular…

June 13th, 2015 – Full Lighting

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Art, Events | 3 Comments
June 13th, 2015 – Full Lighting

The event is being sponsored by: National Grid National Grid delivers the energy to the places where Rhode Islanders live, work and play. This year, we are once again proud to be a sponsor of WaterFire Providence to help shine a light on the rich cultural heritage of our community. Please visit www.nationalgrid.com and connect…

Megan and Murray 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, a public art incubator and…

15 Seconds of Flames Film Fest Nominees

15 Seconds of Flames Film Fest Nominees

Thanks to everyone who submitted their films to our 15 Seconds of Flame Film Fest. We had a lot of fun submissions from our August 10th Lighting. After reviewing all of the submissions we decided that the film “Falling at WaterFire” was this week’s staff pick; congrats to @Donovan, your funny and creative film made…

WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza Featured Artist: Mike Bryce

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Art, Creative Placemaking | 3 Comments
WaterFire Arts Festival Plaza Featured Artist: Mike Bryce

WaterFire, in partnership with Bryce Studio, will begin hosting an artisan market, WarterFire Arts Festival Plaza, featuring artists and fine artisans who create handmade jewelry, sculpture, glass, paintings, photography, prints, and ceramics to display and sell their work during WaterFire nights beginning July 13. This outdoor show will be held on Washington Street, in the…