The BonWorth clothing store at the Vero Beach Outlet Mall announced it will be holding a “Dog Days of Summer” sale and pet supply drive through September 15, with donations going to the Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County (HSVB & IRC). Anyone donating money, pet food or treats, blankets, sheets or towels, pet toys or leashes and collars at their store will receive a 20% discount on store purchases. Make a donation to the Humane Society at the Vero Beach BonWorth on September 14 and 15 and receive an additional 20% off the BonWorth’s special sale where all New Arrivals will be reduced to $19.99.
The City of Vero Beach Recreation Department is holding Gymnastics registration at Leisure Square Fitness Center (3705 16th Street). Gymnastics classes are available for beginners through advanced students. This performance-based program offers gymnastics and performing arts instruction for toddlers through teens! Weekday and Saturday classes are available to fit every schedule. Registration will remain open until classes are full. For more information, please call 772- 770-3775 or visit the recreation page at www.covb.org.
The Foyer Gallery of Art located at the Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue, Vero Beach, will feature the recent acrylic paintings created by Carl Rantz, a well known printmaker artist, formally of Massachusetts and now a local resident. This special exhibit will be held from September 1 through October 31. Since living in Florida for over ten years, Mr. Rantz’s art media has changed from printmaking to abstract acrylic painting. To view these colorful works, the Gallery will be open Monday through Friday from 10am – 4 pm and on Sundays from 10 am – 1 pm.
The Signature Art Gallery of Vero, 4344 US Highway 1 is featuring “Monochromatic Reflectionism” by artist Phillip Anthony. In the artist’s words: “Monochromatic Reflectionism is the concept of intentionally removing the color from a painting to allow a person to connect with imagery by using their own memories. The colors in a painting lead the viewer towards the mood, time of day, location, and emotion intended or predetermined by the artist. By removing the colors it allows a viewer to connect to a memory through the detail, value, and light in a painting. As a memory is recalled each viewer then projects the colors from their personal experience, which creates their own unique connection to the painting.” For gallery hours, call 772-562-4333.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY STROLL – The First Friday Gallery Stroll will be held on September 2 from 5 to 8 pm along 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach. Here’s a preview:
–Gallery 14 features the work of Vero Beach Magazine photographer Greg Hills,as well as the summer show featuring Gallery 14 partners and represented artists.
–The Artists Guild Gallery will be exhibiting new works by its resident artists working in a variety of mediums in both two and three dimensions with the theme, “Orange is the new Black”.
–Main Street Vero Beach presents guest Artist, Mary Ellen Koser (at left). Mary Ellen is a water media artist painting an eclectic range of subjects in an abstract/impressionism genre. Her work includes mixed media collages using rice papers over her watercolor art.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 & 3
RIVERSIDE THEATRE SEPTEMBER
—Live in the Loop Outdoor Stage – featuring local musicians, Beartoe (Rock n’ Roll Blues) on Friday and Decosa Brothers (Variety Rock) on Saturday. Free to the public.
—Howl at the Moon Experience – showcasing musicians Ken Gustafson and Clayton Senne. Tickets $16-$22.
Call 772-231-6990 or visit RiversideTheatre.com for more information.