Women of Fire, Celebrating Females Making Art with Fire


From prehistoric to present times, Fire – associated with strength, vitality, and passion — has been integral to many cultures.  Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) stated “The spread of civilization may be likened to a fire; first a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.” Women artists have faced gender bias throughout history, their art has often been undervalued, and their work has often been associated only with particular media, such as fiber arts, because of prevailing stereotypes.

November 3rd Schedule:

5:00 p.m. Reception for Demonstrating Artists and VIP Ticketed Reception Area (more info. below)

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Multi-Sensory Event Featuring Visual Artist Demonstrations


FREE Admission for FCAC Members / $10 suggested donation for non-members. All proceeds from entry donations will go directly toward the much-needed repair of our Classroom roof!

VIP Ticket holders will enjoy live music by Tris Weeks, hors d’oeuvres, 2 drink tickets (wine and beer) AND a swag bag with free gifts!

Come to the event an hour early and mingle with the artists who will be demonstrating at the event! Enjoy access to a casual reception space between the hours of 5 – 9 p.m. General admission for the event begins at 6 p.m.

VIP reception area is a separate building behind the Creative Warehouse with a handicapped-accessible bathroom that will only be open to VIP ticket holders for the night of the event.

Click the button at the top of the page to purchase VIP tickets!

The Event will include:

  • Live Demonstrations in Glassblowing, Flame working, Blacksmithing, Ceramics, and Raku Firing Demonstrations
  • “Elemental” Art Exhibition at Gallery 1060, featuring a variety of artists’ work
  • Fire Dancing Performances at dusk
  • Live Music by Zena Carpenter 
  • Delicious Food options available for purchase: Wild Roots –  organic smoothies, kombucha slushies, popsicles, soups, baked goods, hot chocolate, and espresso. La Chama Venez – Fresh, Authentic Venezuelan Arepas and Empanadas.
  • Games – Cornhole, Giant Jenga
  • Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Area
  • Children’s Activity Area


Women of Fire Collaborative Event with PSC!

First City Art Center (FCAC) and Pensacola State College (PSC) propose to harness that energy, while debunking stereotypes, with a collaborative multi-day event: Women of Fire. This diverse group of female artists includes a blacksmith, glass artists, ceramic artists and a flame worker.

Featured female artists include: Osa Atoe, Maya Blume-Cantrell, Rene Culler, Meredith Hartsfield, Hillary Heckard, and Corrina Sephora.

Thursday, November 1st, 2018, 6-8 p.m. “Women of Fire” Festival and Opening Reception, Anna Lamar Switzer Gallery, at Pensacola State College (PSC). FCAC will be there with our Mobile Glassblowing Studio!

Saturday, November 3rd 2018, 6-9 p.m“Women of Fire” Night of Demonstrations and Multi-Sensory Event, at First City Art Center (FCAC)

PSC and FCAC have a history of collaboration, sharing spaces and providing educational opportunities for Pensacola and the surrounding areas.

Part of Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival 2018

sponsored by ACE, Inc.

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November 3rd, 2018 6 p.m - 9 p.m


  • Purchase a VIP ticket to attend the Artist's Reception Lounge at 5 p.m before the event begins at 6 p.m!