Something rather unique will take place in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, September 18 at Brush Creek. It is the 4th Annual WaterFire Event. An article entitled, Fiery art installation on Kansas City’s Brush Creek will illuminate autumn, is seen in the AAA Midwest Travel Magazine, September/October 2010 edition.
According to the article, “Stretching from Pennsylvania Avenue to J.C. Nichols Parkway, the installation begins with a series of torch-lit vessels that travel along the creek, floating their way through darkness. One by one, fire-tenders ignite each bonfire until all 55 pieces have sprung to life”.
Awesome is the word that immediately comes to my mind when I imagine hearing the crackling fire and seeing the surrounding area basking in the fire’s illuminated light.
According to the www.visitkc.com, “WaterFire was originally created by Barnaby Evans in 1994 on the three rivers of downtown Providence, Rhode Island. The living fire sculpture has become a signature event for the city, attracting more than 10 million visitors and drawing praise as a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance.”
And now Mr. Evans brings his award winning design to residents and visitors of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area to ooh and ahh over.
Your sense of smell will be heightened as you breathe in the aromatic scents that can only be derived from burning embers. Your eyes will twinkle as the fire reflects off the calm waters in Brush Creek.
In addition visitors will be treated with performances by Quixotic Performance Fusion, Vesuvius Fire Tribe, KC Swing and Tango and several featured vocalists.
And if you get hungry, food booths from several Plaza restaurants will be on the premises to accommodate your needs.
This riveting and family fun event will start at dusk and conclude at midnight. What better way could there be to celebrate the beginning of the autumn season?
If you would like to volunteer your support and talent at this spectacular happening, contact Gil Brenis at 816-421-2341 (ext. 103) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More details can be given by calling 1-800-334-6946 or visit www.mostateparks.com.
A rain date of October 2 is scheduled in case of bad weather.
This most certainly promises to be something that will make residents and visitors alike hunger for more. And because all these created flames will be attended by fire-tenders, I think even Smoky the Bear would approve.
AAA Midwest Travel Magazine, September/October 2010 edition, page 6