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WaterFire Providence Welcomes Grechel Rosado As Our New Program Coordinator

Grechel Rosado

Grechel Rosado has joined WaterFire Providence as our first Program Coordinator. Grechel’s primary responsibilities include managing [email protected], a year-long paid internship and leadership development program for BIPOC male high school students, and WaterFire Accelerate, a year-long professional development program for artists under 30. 

“We are excited to have Grechel join our amazing team to lead several new important initiatives that we have underway at the WaterFire Arts Center,” said Peter A. Mello, managing director, and coCEO. “As an artist and educator, Grechel brings a unique set of skills to our organization and the participants in our programs.” 

Grechel Rosado is a Latina printmaker and illustrator based in the Providence metro area. Born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Grechel has lived most of her life in a juxtaposition between her Latin heritage and her American upbringing. She is deeply inspired by the roots of her culture and how her lived experiences influence and informs her artwork. Although she mainly focuses in the mediums of printmaking, Grechel is constantly expanding upon her disciplines and researching ways to blur the boundaries between them. 

As a child, Grechel loved playing teacher to her cousins and it has now evolved into a passion for education. She aspires to positively impact the communities she serves and empower those through art making. This past year, Grechel taught Printmaking at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and now looks forward to continuing to expand her expertise through workshops and programs at the WaterFire Arts Center.

In 2020, Grechel graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration with a Printmaking minor. She is the first in her family to obtain one. Grechel persistently considers the world around her and how art can help to promote social change. Through her print studio, GMR Prints, Grechel aims to inform, empower, and transpire those who view and admire her work. Her interests lie in bold, dynamic colors, expressive imagery, and using art as a form of resistance. She is also a proud member of Binch Press/Queer.Archive.Work, a cooperative Print and Design studio centering queer and bipoc artists in Providence. Through a meticulous approach to printmaking, Grechel aspires to leave a powerful impression within the art community and the world at large

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Peter joined the WaterFire Providence team in March 2011 to co-lead the organization with Barnaby Evans, founder and executive artistic director. Previously, Peter served as executive director, ceo and board member of the American Sail Training Association (Tall Ships America). In 2006, he founded Sea-Fever Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm focused on strategy, communications and leadership development and launched the Weekly Leader blog and podcast. Prior to that he had a 20 year career in financial services working in New York, Boston, San Francisco and London. Life long mariner, photographer, hockey player and art fan, he lives in Fall River, MA with his dog Zane. Peter proudly serves as a board member of the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art.

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