The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

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September 11, 2013

WaterFire is more than just a river fire, it’s an adventure

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SHARON — “Some of the biggest names in ceramics within western Pennsylvania and Ohio will be exhibiting” their work, Kuharik said.

The public is welcome to attend the opening reception of the show from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the center, 98 E. State St.

On Saturday, festival visitors will be able to buy pots, decorate them and have them finished in a wood-fired kiln in the raku style from  Japan.

Glazed pots are fired in containers with combustible materials which creates designs in vibrant colors on the finished surfaces.

For the last two weeks, artist Walter Hermann, of Columbus, Ohio, has been in town working with students to build cairns as part of an illuminated earthworks installation whose flames will be lighted during WaterFire.

In many cultures, cairns are stone memorials built in honor of lost loved ones.

Two cairns have been sponsored by their friends and families in memory of James E. Winner Jr. and William Basilone Jr.

Basilone was shot to death Dec. 30, 2011 outside his Farrell bar. Winner was killed in a car crash Sept. 14, 2010 in Clarion County.

Each of the four cairns in the installation has a fire pit on top. Torchbearers in Saturday’s lighting ceremony will light them at dusk.

Anyone interested can buy luminaries and write messages on the bags containing candles that will be displayed on the site with the cairns.

There will be seats throughout the installation inviting spectators to spend a few moments remembering loved ones they have lost.

“We will have light paying tribute to community members who are no longer with us,” Sear said. “We can  memorialize them with light as a symbol of hope for the future.”

For complete entertainment schedules, a walking map, shuttle parking and other information, see the website:

www.waterfiresharonpa.org/world-fire

To volunteer, email jen@waterfiresharonpa.org or call 724-981-5882

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