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Learn more about the WaterFire Beacon of Hope in Reimagining Ritual: Spiritual Leaders Bring Light into the Darkness. WaterFire Providence is pleased to present this guest post by Ashley Rappa from Leadership Rhode Island.
WaterFire Providence, like all of us and so many nonprofits and businesses, has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. But even the coronavirus won’t stop us from creating art that celebrates life, binds our community together, and honors our heroes working on the front lines to keep us all safe.
The WaterFire Beacon of Hope is a dynamic art installation where a single brazier illuminates the Main Hall of the WaterFire Arts Center representing a beacon of hope looking forward to the time when we can all gather together again in the heart of our capital. Once again we will experience WaterFire with our city filled with vibrant joy and discovery and our exhibitions and events again enlivening the WaterFire Arts Center.
Surrounding the solitary brazier are a field of luminaria, each memorializing a Rhode Island soul lost to COVID-19. Each evening at 8:30 p.m., when we would be gathering by the fires on the river, we will light and set out an additional luminaria for each life reported lost that day.
WaterFire’s own future is also significantly threatened by the coronavirus. Sponsorship of the WaterFire event downtown and event rental fees from the WaterFire Arts Center represent our main income. With physical distancing orders remaining in place for the foreseeable future, these sources of funding have effectively disappeared. Your donation will make the Beacon of Hope shine brighter and support WaterFire Providence through this very challenging period so we can rejoin you once again.
We invite you to join us at 8:30 p.m. EDT each evening as we honor and celebrate the lives of Rhode Islanders lost to COVID-19 and honor the work of our community heroes for their courage and tireless work.
Your donation will make the Beacon of Hope shine brighter and support WaterFire Providence through this very challenging period.
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