In July 2019 at the WaterFire Arts Center The Fringe Festival or better known as FRINGEPVD, was founded in 2014 by Josh Short and is put on by a non-profit group called The Wilbury Theater Group. The festival is produced to share established and upcoming artists who bring fun, fearless,… Read More »FRINGEPVD 2019
In July 2019, in addition to Luke Jerram’s “Museum of The Moon” exhibit, there were three displays including “Milky Way” a mural by John Sabraw and the Aspect Collective, “The Overview Effect” paintings by Rhode Island artist Jeremy Schilling, and LivableRI Posters Campaign by Civic Alliance for a Cooler Rhode… Read More »July Galleries – Lunar and Space Inspired Shows at the WaterFire Arts Center
To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration
Providence and WaterFire celebrated the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission and man’s first steps on the Moon which was co-sponsored by the NASA RI Space Consortium with support from Brown University. The celebration included a series of exhibitions, lectures and other activities throughout July 2019 and there was a… Read More »To the Moon and Beyond: Celebrating the 50th-Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with Art, Science, and Exploration
Ryan Mendoza’s The Rosa Parks House Project is an art installation that honors Rosa Parks and the struggles she faced due to her courageous leadership in the civil rights movement. The house speaks to issues of the centrality of family connection in the African American experience, of the Great Migration, of segregation, of redlining of faulty mortgages and… Read More »The Rosa Parks House Project at the WaterFire Arts Center
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… Read More »Using light of WaterFire to symbolize wisdom, justice
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… Read More »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… Read More »The Ribbon Burning at the WaterFire Arts Center was a huge success!
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… Read More »Q&A with The Green Beast of Rhode Island
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… Read More »Introducing the new NetWorks Rhode Island Website
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… Read More »Celebrating 20 Years of Creative Placemaking in Providence