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Woonasquatucket River Greenway Arts (WRGA)

WRGA is  a series of site-specific performances and temporary works demonstrating the potential for a public art park along the banks of Providence’s historic urban waterway.

This initiative is being  produced by the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism in partnership with WaterFire, The Steel Yard, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Manton Avenue Project, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and The Dirt Palace with support from the National Endowment of the Arts

WRGA es una serie de actuaciones específicas de sitios y obras temporales demostrando el potencial de un parque de arte público a lo largo de las orillas del río urbano y histórico de Providence.

Esta iniciativa está siendo producida por el Departamento de Arte, Cultura + Turismo de la Ciudad de Providence en asociación con WaterFire, The Steel Yard, The Wilbury Theatre Group, Manton Avenue Project, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council y The Dirt Palace con apoyo de la Dotación Nacional de las Artes.


Lead cultural partner WaterFire Providence inspires Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creative transformation.

El principal socio cultural WaterFire Providence inspira a la Providencia y a sus visitantes revitalizando la experiencia urbana, fomentando el compromiso de la comunidad y la transformación creativa.

The Steel Yard has fabricated a series of site-specific animal habitats along the Woonasquatucket River.

The Steel Yard ha fabricado una serie de hábitats de animales específicos a lo largo del río Woonasquatucket.

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents The Olneyville Expo: A Chautauqua-Style Celebration of Olneyville Past, Present, and Future in Donigian Park.

The Wilbury Theatre Group presenta el Olneyville Expo: una celebración de estilo Chautauqua de Olneyville pasado, presente y futuro en el parque de Donigian.

Manton Avenue Project presents Along the Woony: The Bike Path Plays – a performance tour of The Woonasquatucket River Greenway.

Manton Avenue Project presenta a lo largo de la Woony: el carril bici juego -un recorrido de rendimiento de la Greenway del río Woonasquatucket.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council encourages, supports and promotes the restoration and preservation of the Woonasquatucket River Watershed.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council alienta, apoya y promueve la restauración y preservación de la cuenca del río woonasquatucket.

The Dirt Palace has presented a series of window installations and artist talks about the Woonasquatucket River at its location in Olneyville Square.

The Dirt Palace ha presentado una serie de instalaciones de ventanas y el artista habla sobre el río Woonasquatucket en su ubicación en la Plaza de Olneyville.


On display at The Dirt Palace through August 2019/en exhibición hasta agosto de 2019:
Deborah Spears Moorehead – “Providence Preservation Society’s Sites and Stories of Parcel 1 A. Providence River from 1600 to Contemporary”

On display through October 2019/en exhibición hasta octubre de 2019:

Keri King – “What’s In The River?”

A multi-dimensional mural depicting a small museum’s worth of objects and creatures found in the Woonasquatucket River; spectators can scan a QR code for fun facts and stories.

Un mural multidimensional que representa el valor de un pequeño museo de objetos y criaturas que se encuentran en el río Woonasquatucket; los espectadores pueden escanear un código QR para datos divertidos e historias.

Brendan Rose – “Dandelion”

This building-sized sculpture celebrates the Woonasquatucket River’s persistent and beautiful presence.

Esta escultura del tamaño del edificio celebra la presencia persistente y hermosa del río Woonasquatucket.

The Steel Yard – “Sculptural Pollinators”

Sculptural pollinator gardens guide bees, butterflies, and beetles so that they can help distribute pollen to flowering plants.

Los jardines esculturales de polinizadores guían a las abejas, mariposas y escarabajos para que puedan ayudar a distribuir el polen a las plantas con flores.

On display July 27th/en exhibición el 27 de julio:

WaterFire – “Moon River”

An environmental meditation on the moon’s creation of the tides that allow such a rich interaction of life forms to flourish in the slowly recovering Woonasquatucket River.

Una meditación ambiental en la creación de la luna de las mareas que permiten una interacción tan rica de formas de vida que florecen en el río Woonasquatucket el cual se recupera lentamente.

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I've worked at WaterFire Providence since 2003. For the first 9 years of my career, I worked in the Production Shop learning all of the details that go into the physical production of the event. In 2012 transitioned to the role of managing WaterFire's social media and web presence. I now head up WaterFire Providence's digital projects including, web, social, databases, and our physical IT infrastructure.

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