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Ohio Flame is proud to be a part of WaterFire Sharon: Elements in downtown Sharon, PA on July 19, 2013.
Ohio Flame participated in WaterFire Sharon in downtown Sharon, PA in 2013 and is proud to return for the 2014 Season. WaterFire started in Providence, RI in 1994 as the creation of artist, Barnaby Evans. In the time since, WaterFire has spread internationally to Singapore, Paris, Rome, Houston, Kansas City, Columbus…and now Sharon. Barnaby Evans arrived in Sharon along with a crew from Providence to help launch WaterFire’s latest location. In a symbolic lighting ceremony, our custom WaterFire Fire Globe™ will be lit, and the flames will then go on to light an amazing 55 bonfires that line the Shenango River. This is the first WaterFire event of 2014.
Elements: What each person and what each thing is made from. We’re all familiar with Hydrogen and Oxygen forming together in quantities to make H2O – water. Chemistry provides us with a way to analyze the makeup of everything. But it doesn’t stop there. Elements extend to other areas of life – art. The elements of art (line, shape, form, space, texture, value and color) combine for countless options. An artist’s work is as unique as a human being. Created by hand and rooted in imagination, these elements combine to be the artist’s tool to communicate. Whether in painting, sketching, molding, design, or dance – it’s all about communicating what the artist felt and then chose to communicate with the rest of us; and we are each our own unique combination of elements. WaterFire celebrates the elements that create not only water and fire, but all of the fine and performing arts, the artists who create them, and the visitors who appreciate them.
WaterFire Sharon has selected a variety of entertainment to present at the July 19th, season opening event. The theme for the lighting, “Elements”, was selected by a working committee of artisans from the area.
The musical entertainment that the crowd can expect includes live acts on the Main Stage from 1:00 pm till 11:00 pm, a Millennial Stage that will speak to the music preferred by young people (family and all ages appropriate), and the Bojewski Singers from Erie. The day will offer street performances, interactive artisans (chainsaw artist, glass blower, blacksmith, En Plein Air, and Wendell August Forge), a children’s activity area, and a watercolors class called “Everybody’s an Artist”. Artists and craftsman will proudly display their wares for purchase along downtown streets and food vendors will prepare to feed the thousands of visitors. The ceremonial lighting will feature music and the world renowned fire performer “Spogga”. “Spogga” is known for his breathtaking skills and is often seen in Providence (where WaterFire was created) performing at their lightings.
WKBN News coverage of the 2013 Season: HERE