New Store & New Books
You can now shop at the WaterFire Store all year round! Find us at the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, now open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
The WaterFire Store is proud to partner with Symposium Books to offer a curated collection of Art Books at an affordable price. Come check out the selection and explore our new space!
Did you know that the design for the WaterFire Arts Center was inspired by modernist painter, Piet Mondrian’s completed work “Composition No. III, with Red, Blue, Yellow, and Black”! Both the WaterFire building and Mondrian’s work were created in 1929. The geometric patterns in the painting are mimicked in the extensive floor-to-ceiling windows and the bold primary colors in the large contemporary fixtures throughout the building
Part of the Mondrian basic art series, Mondrian by Susan Deicer explores the pioneering works of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), an extraordinary painter and leading art theoretician whose influence resonates to this day.
There are so many wonderful artists and organizations that share their love of WaterFire within their product line. We have selected two of these companies to begin new collaborations with this season. My Méz and ChemArt, two local Rhode Island companies, both of whom share the love of WaterFire and create fun and unique products. Together we are designing new WaterFire inspired products and we need the help of WaterFire’s fans in the design process!
Here is quick preview of these new items and some ideas.
It’s not just a table, it’s My Méz – “Practical art, not just for the walls!”
These stylish and functional pieces of art are produced and sold by local husband and wife team Samir Dhamija and Akanksha Aga. My Méz combines a beautiful full color photograph of WaterFire with a hand-made birch table. The photo is coated with a high-gloss finish making the table durable and attractive. If your space is limited and you’d like the piece to adorn your walls, My Méz table can be quickly and easily converted to become an attractive piece of art; ready to hang on any wall in your home. You can read more about My Méz and see other examples of their product on their website. Please contact us at [email protected] for information on different image and finish options.
ChemArt WaterFire Inspired Ornament
Lincoln, Rhode Island based ChemArt has been making unique handcrafted keepsakes since 1976 and are famous for their collection of White House themed ornaments. ChemArt’s ornaments are all designed and manufactured here in Rhode Island by an etching process in either plated silver or gold or even with a color overlay, the options are endless! This year’s WaterFire design team, Laura Duclos and Roger Williams University intern Becca Quigley, have been working closely with ChemArt’s design team to create a unique WaterFire themed keepsake ornament. The images above are some sketched ideas by Becca Quigley, that feature popular WaterFire scenes. What’s your favorite WaterFire element or scene?
Let us know what you think and if you’d be interested in purchasing these pieces. Thank you!