On Saturday, August 19th, American Scholar Students traveled to Sharon, PA to enjoy a local cultural immersion into the arts. Waterfire is a world famous, multi-sensory art event that can be enjoyed in Providence, Columbus, Kansas City, Singapore, Rome, and our own little Sharon, PA. The event melds together various art forms to create a fully engaging sensory experience for the eyes and ears, and there is plenty of food available for the other senses to indulge in.
Students arrived and went straight to the food vendors, enjoying traditional American fair foods like funnel cakes, pizza, corn dogs, nachos, and fresh squeezed lemonade. After eating, students were able to walk up and down the main thoroughfare to check out local artisans creations and walk along the water where the main event happened. When the sun started to set, alluring music began to play, and slowly, large floating braziers (large floating lanterns) were set aflame as they floated on top of the water. Once all of the braziers were lit, there were several musicians who lent to the musical entertainment, and the main performance was given by Julliard trained opera singer, Angela Grace.
For more info, check out waterfiresharonpa.org