Presented October 1-17 outdoors at the WaterFire Arts Center and the nearby American Locomotive Works campus, ‘Fire Flowers’ is a bilingual performance event directed by Shey Rivera Ríos and featuring work from fifteen performance artists on topics from immigration, ancestral inheritance, and our current moment.
What do you do at WaterFire?
I am currently a part of the Development Team where I work with our other team members to help fundraise, work with our corporate sponsors, as well as interacting with board members and donors. I also previously managed the WaterFire Arts Center and am currently working with another team member to transition out of that role.
Connections Live Where We Make Them During this time of crisis, we created a program of daily emails to inspire and connect our community. Sharing inspirational quotes, WaterFire stories, and unDistancing Resources from arts/culture organizations as well as economic relief programs and opportunities for our followers to boost our local… Read More »WaterFire’s 100 Days of Inspiration and Connection
Introducing WaterFire Staff Stories Welcome to the new email series from WaterFire Providence. Each week we will bring you stories of WaterFire from the perspective of our staff members. This series will feature short videos produced by each team member and they will be sharing stories and facts about our… Read More »WaterFire Staff Stories: Tim Blankenship
As part of the Beacon of Hope ceremony on Monday June 15th, community member, Reverend Kurt Walker, joined WaterFire artists, Melanie Steinbrecher and Barnaby Evans to celebrate and remember forty-six lives lost to COVID-19 who were members of the Orchard View Manor nursing home community in East Providence. It has… Read More »A Humble but Meaningful Remembrance: A Night at the Beacon of Hope
We as a community need to show our solidarity with the Black community. As protests continue to spark across not only the nation but the world, we continue to stand in support of the Black community, in support of justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, to name… Read More »Support Black Artists; Be An Ally
When you enter the WaterFire Arts Center there’s a multi-use visitor room around the corner from the store, if you’ve visited you may have seen artwork on the walls, participated in a community discussion, experienced a FringePVD performance or maybe checked in to a large event in the Main Hall.… Read More »A Virtual #ChooseRI Gallery showcasing local artists
Highlights from The Second #StayHomeWaterFire The Second #StayHomeWaterFire Celebrating Educators, Students, and Parents Friday, June 12, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.LIVE on the Internet See the video from The First #StayHomeWaterFire.
WaterFire Providence is pleased to present this guest post by Ashley Rappa written for Leadership Rhode Island’s Leadership, Virtually initiative. What is the weight of a human soul? If you were to hold one in your hand, would it feel heavy with life lost, or would it seem to float,… Read More »Reimagining Ritual: Spiritual Leaders Bring Light into the Darkness – A reflection by Ashley Rappa
While the coronavirus pandemic has put our 2020 WaterFire season on hold, we remain committed as ever to creating relevant and important art. Frankly, this has been a tough way to celebrate WaterFire’s first 25 years, but we are determined, resilient and excited about how our talented and dedicated team is… Read More »Be a part of #GivingTuesdayNow