WaterFire Providence

Fire Flowers and a Time Machine background photo. Depicts prayer candles and plastic flowers.

Fire Flowers and a Time Machine – Flores de Fuego y una Máquina del Tiempo

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.

WaterFire at Sunset, photograph by Laura Paton.

WaterFire Staff Stories: Nicole Nehiley

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.

WaterFire’s 100 Days of Inspiration and Connection

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

A Humble but Meaningful Remembrance: A Night at the Beacon of Hope

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

Virtual #ChooseRI Gallery | Thursday, May 21, 2020

A Virtual #ChooseRI Gallery showcasing local artists

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

Reimagining Ritual: Spiritual Leaders Bring Light into the Darkness – A reflection by Ashley Rappa

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