The J.M. Stringer Gallery, 3465 Ocean Drive, is pleased to present Natural Wonders, featuring the recent paintings of Joseph Sundwall and Luke Steadman. Sundwall (at right) paints in a style called “alla prima” or “direct painting,” in which each area of the painting is accomplished in a single sitting. Steadman (image at left), a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and a Vero Beach local, has a quiet, contemplative style that is enveloped in atmosphere and mood. Visit the website, jmstringergallery.com to preview the artists’ work and read their full biographies. Exhibition on view through February 11th. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am – 6 pm.
AT RIVERSIDE THEATRE
An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf is on stage through February 5 with tickets priced at $45.
Riverside Childrens Theatre is hosting the Flat Stanley & Friends Character Breakfast on Saturday, January 28 at 9 am. Little ones are treated to an enchanting morning breakfast and live entertainment! Tickets start at $10.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
The Environmental Learning Center’s Eco Talks Speaker Series continues on Thursday, January 26 at 3:00 pm with The Civil War on the Indian River Lagoon presented by Bob Gross. The talk is free. Admission is $5 for Adults and Children 12 & older, $3 for Children ages 2 to 11 years old,
The travel film The White Pass Journey will be shown at the North Indian River County Library on Thursday, January 26th, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. Take a trip on one of the most scenic railways of the world. Free.
Visit Flametree Clay Art Gallery, 2041 14 Avenue for a poetry reading by Sean Sexton from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, January 26. Sean is also exhibiting his clay works at the gallery through the month of January.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
The Indian River Symphonic Association presents the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine in concert on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 pm at Community Church of Vero Beach.. The Concert program will feature Pianist Alexei Grynyuk, who will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor. The Concert will open with Antonin Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Op. 92, followed by the Schumann Piano Concerto. Following intermission, the Orchestra will perform Dimitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, Op. 47. For tickets to this Concert – call 772 778-1070 or visit IRSymphonic.org
Main Street Vero Beach presents Downtown Friday on January 27 on 14th Avenue & 21 Street from 6 to 9 pm. In addition to many vendors and a wide variety of food and drink the entertainment will be Ladies of Soul and the LOS Band. At band break, enjoy Christi’s Studio C Dance Performers. Admission is free.
The Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce presents its “Concerts in the Park Series”, featuring popular country band, Crooked Creek. The concert will be held outdoors at Riverview Park (US1 and CR 512 East) on Friday, January 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Free.
REMINDER! There is still time to purchase tickets to the Al Stewart concert presented by MusicWorks, Inc. with musical guest Dave Nachmanoff on Friday, January 27 at 7 pm at The Emerson Center. This American Folksinger is remembered well for his multi-million-sales of “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” Visit MusicWorksConcerts.com for tickets.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
A “Second Time Around” Used Book Sale will be held in the North Indian River County Library Meeting Room on Friday, January 27th from 9 am to 3 pm and Saturday, January 28, from 9 am to 1 pm., Books for sale at bargain prices will include fiction, non-fiction hardcover, large print and paperbacks, as well as many children’s and audiovisual items. The North Indian River County Library is located at 1001 Sebastian Boulevard, three miles west of U.S. 1. For more information call (772) 589-1355.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra salutes the Wild, Wild West in an epic film music concert on January 28 at 7 pm at the Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center. This exciting program will celebrate Western movie and TV scores from the likes of John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Dimitri Tiomkin, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Bruce Broughton, Ennio Morricone, while original footage is shown simultaneously on the big screen above featuring scores from How the West Was Won, High Noon, The Cowboys, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Train Robbery, The Big Country and many more! Tickets: SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Pastel Artist, Dawn E. Miller is currently offering classes for all levels of experience at Deborah Gooch Studio, 2304 7th Avenue in Vero Beach. Choose from Introduction to Pastels (1/28, 1/29), Exploring Textures with Pastels (2/11, 2/18) or join Open Studios to work on your own with guidance from Dawn (ongoing-Tuesdays & Saturdays) Contact Dawn by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-559-7584.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
The Working Art Studio, located in the Village Square Shops, 1101 US Highway 1 in Sebastian is holding a weekend Open House & Showcase on Saturday & Sunday, January 28 & 29. The studio/gallery features the work of Elise W. Geary, Margaret Goembel, Andrea Lazar, and Gail Fayerweather.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23 Street, is hosting an Organ Recital featuring Jonathan Moyer on Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 pm Admission is free, however, a Free-will offering will be gratefully accepted. For more information, call (772) 562-3633 or visit www.ccovb.org.
The Vero Beach Art Club members are exhibiting at Art in the Park at Humiston Park on Sunday, January 29 from 10 am to 4 pm. A variety of styles and mediums will be displayed.
MONDAY, JANUARY 30
Author TIm Dorsey will present his latest Serge A. Storm adventure titled “Clownfish Blues” at the Vero Beach Book Center on Monday, January 30 at 6 pm. Fans won’t want to miss this one!
Register for the 2017 FMEL/PIAS ORCA Stewardship & Environmental Education Class with the Pelican Island Audubon Society. This 6-week Saturday afternoon class at Audubon House, 195 9th Street SE (Oslo Road), beginning February 11 and ending March 18 provides an overview of the ecology and natural history of the Indian River Lagoon and its upland habitats with an emphasis on the flora and fauna that reside there. Each Saturday session lasts from 1:30 to 4:30 pm and includes classroom & field activities in the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, a 440-acre nature preserve in southern Indian River County. Visit www.pelicanislandaudubon.org to sign up.
Arts & Culture in St. Lucie County
The A E Backus Museum is having a “Sunday in Key West” Brunch/Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, January 29 from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the Pelican Yacht Club, 1120 Seaway Drive in Fort Pierce. Tickets are $75 per person. Call 772-465-0630.
The Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce presents Johnny Mathis on Friday, January 27 at 8 pm ($110/$95); The original stars of American Bandstand on January 28 at 8 pm ($65/$59) and Arlo Guthrie on Sunday, January 29 at 7 pm ($65/$59).
The Artrageous troupe of artists, musicians, singers and dancers pay tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres culminating in a gallery of fabulous finished paintings. The signature of the Artrageous Troupe is interaction and engagement, so be prepared to be a part of the show on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 pm, Tickets: ($59/$55) Visit SunriseTheatre.com.