WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City

Documenting WaterFire and the New England Bridge Conference comes to Providence.

WaterFire: Art & Soul of a City

Bronwyn is joined today her co-host WaterFire’s artistic executive director Barnaby Evans. In the first half of the program Bronwyn and Barnaby have a conversation with Joe Rocco a local documentary film maker, TV host and 4 time Emmy Award winner. Joe and his production company RocJo Productions helped us to produce the WaterFire documentary WaterFire: Art and Soul of a City and had previously produced When the Reds Ruled the Roost, the story of a love affair between the once extremely popular Rhode Island Reds hockey club and their passionate fans.

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WaterFire Providence’s Second Annual Salute to Veterans

In the first half of the Bronwyn’s guest will be Major General Reginald Centracchio,  Adjutant General of the State of Rhode Island and the retired commanding general of the Rhode Island National Guard. MG Centracchio was also a member of the Executive Committee for the 2014 WaterFire Salute to Veterans.

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Saluting RI Educators & Engaging Visitors

A Salute to Rhode Island Educators, Engaging RI visitors with the PWCVB, and the 2014 Land Trust Alliance Rally.

Our first guest on the show is Deborah Gist, the RI Commissioner of Education. On September 27th WaterFire Providence will be presenting our annual Salute to Rhode Island Educators, this event is presented in coordination with the Rhode Island Department of Education. The Salute to Educators will feature the Innovation in Education: A Showcase of Success in RI, on the Washington Street Bridge, highlighting local educational institutions and programs that are producing positive outcomes for students of all levels through innovation and leadership.

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Celebrating Chinese culture at WaterFire

A Celebration of Chinese culture at WaterFire and Supporting the arts through preservation.

Our guest the first portion of the show was Dr. Hong Yang, Bryant University’s vice president for international affairs and director of Bryant’s U.S.-China and Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute will be presenting a showcase of Chinese culture at the WaterFire lighting on September 27th, 2014.

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Clear Currents Rewind & The Benefits of Supporting WaterFire

WaterFire’s up and down relationship with the tides and Eric Tayler from Bottles Fine Wine chats about the benefits of supporting WaterFire.

Our guest the first portion of the show will be David Dobrzynski who was the river leader at our August 23rd Clear Currents: Paddle WaterFire event. David will discussing the success of the event and talking the importance of activating Providence’s rivers for recreational and artistic use.

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Making WaterFire & Making Pretend

The WaterFire Providence Volunteer Experience & Making Pretend with Ten31 Productions

Barnaby and Bronwyn will be joined in the studio by Eric Auger and Joe Pari, the creative duo behind the masks at Ten31 Productions. Ten31’s gargoyles and other lively characters have been enthralling crowds at WaterFire for many years and even claim to have been born at WaterFire. Eric and Joe will be discussing the creative process behind their mysterious creations and highlighting their upcoming event, MYSTERIUM The Eternal Masquerade, being held on October 31st at the Providence Public Library.

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WaterFire Providence: Changing Lives

Our theme today is Changing Lives and we are pleased to have three guests who have been doing just that, and who have been partners with us at WaterFire.  All of our guests are involved in exemplary programs to change the lives of young people in innovative and important ways…

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The return of the WaterFire Ballroom

Celebrating 150 years of the Providence Police Department with the return of the WaterFire Ballroom and lighting up the night with National Grid.

Bronwyn and Barnaby are joined by Providence Police Chief  Hugh Clements, Marisa Albanese from National Grid, and band leader Roger Ceresi from Roger Ceresi’s All Starz! The WaterFire Providence lighting on August 9th, sponsored by National Grid, was special for two reasons: first was celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Providence Police Department and second it marked the return of the WaterFire Ballroom for the first time since 2012.

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About the WaterFire Ignites RI Radio Show

Tune in to the WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show on WPRV AM790 Thursdays, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

This weekly program is hosted by Bronwyn Dannenfelser, Director of Resource Development at WaterFire Providence, giving listeners a behind the scenes look at the award winning art installation, its local and national community partners, collaborators and artists.

The show also explores art as business and highlights many of the other creative initiatives and events taking place in Providence and Rhode Island. Listeners also get a sneak peak of events to come each week before WaterFire Providence’s full lightings.

underwritten by National Grid

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supported by:

Lifetime Medical

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