Cultural Calendar January 28-February 3

Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre’s ~ Comedy Zone

January 29 & 30 Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Headliner Julie Scoggins is a 6’2 southern ex-trucker, cab driver, baseball mascot, pooper-scooper & charm school graduate! But don’t let that fool you! She’s also one of the funniest comedians male or female, on the circuit today! Opening act Doug Almeida delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line. His wit and stage presence is second to none.

Riverside Theatre’s ~ Live in the Loop

January 29: Radio Days plays a variety of Rock, Country and Pop hits from the 50s to today, featuring hits such as Jonny B. Goode, Bad Moon Rising, Brown Eyed Girl, Free Bird, Ramblin’ Man, Brickhouse, Let’s Dance, Ring of Fire, Boot Scootin’ Boogie and so many more!

January 30: Ryz-N-Soulz is a group of commented choreograph high fun energetic entertaining performers that plays top of the chart covers from Classic Rock, Blues, Alternative & Old to New Country.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra ~ ‘Sea Pictures’  January 31 VBHS Performing Arts Center

Composers Smetana, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Sibelius are highlighted in a program that celebrates the beauty, power, and mystery of the sea.  Sea Pictures opens with Hebrides Overture, a work conceived by Mendelssohn’s Scottish trip and his visit to Fingal’s Cave, which inspired his musical representation of the eerie sounds produced by the echoes of waves. The concert is rounded out with two rousing works from the orchestral repertoire, Smetana’s Die Moldau and Sibelius’ Finlandia.

Mezzo Soprano Eliza Dopira

Mezzo soprano, Eliza Dopira joins the orchestra to sing Elgar’s evocative song cycle for which the concert is named, Sea Pictures, based on poems evoking fear and fascination with the sea.  Central Florida standout, Kristin Naigus will be featured on English horn on Jean Sibelius’ haunting work, The Swan of Tuonela. Beautiful and mystical, this is an example of Sibelius’ picturesque writing, pulling the listener into a soundscape of slowly shifting musical colors. 

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Art in the Park January 31, 10am – 4pm

Art in the Park is a Fine Arts and Crafts Show presented by Vero Beach Art Club, Humiston Park, 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach

Derek Gores
Tales from Tropical Paradise by Derek Gores

For the fourth year in a row, Gallery 14 welcomes back internationally recognized collagist Derek Gores with his newest show entitled: ‘Paper Goods.’ On View: February 2 – 26. ‘Meet and Greets’ with the artist on Thursday, February 4, 5-8pm & Friday,  February 5, 5-8pm Gallery hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-5pm & Friday- 10am-4pm

Ginny Piech Street’s ~ Birds and Blossoms On view through February 8.  Well known local clay artist, Ginny Piech Street will exhibit Birds, Blossoms and 127 Pinch Pots at Seriously Mixed Media, 207 Orange Ave, Ft Pierce FL 34950

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at The Indian River County Courthouse.

On Exhibit ; PATCN ~ Plein Air Treasure Coast North- Member Exhibit . On View through February 11

Adams Ranch by Sean Sexton

Terry K. Hunter’s ~ The Grid Comes Full Circle II 

On view through February 26th.  This exhibition presents works of art created by students of Dr. Terry K. Hunter. Included are drawings, prints, and mixed media works produced by Dr. Hunter’s students between 1977—2020. The exhibition demonstrates the dynamics of the teaching/learning continuum relative to Dr. Hunter’s axiom of “artist as teacher, teacher as artist.”  On view at Raw Space, 1795 ginny piechOld Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach.  Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 3:00 – 6:00pm

Terry K. Hunter
by Linda Suleman
by Angela Corbett

Washer Woman

The A.E. Backus Museum presents  Right of Way: The Highwaymen, the latest exhibition in its annual series recognizing the accomplishments of the original artists who made their names selling their paintings on Florida’s open roads. Drawn from private collections with some paintings never presented to the public, the exhibition is on view through March 7, at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday, Noon – 4pm

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center.  On Exhibit;  Creative Reset Looking Back ~ Looking Forward.  On View through March 30

African Ark Woman by Gwen McNenney
Over-Under the Lily Pads by Richard Gillmor

By Patricia Willis

VBMA Exhibition ~ Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the NY Historical Society. On view through May 2.

The Hudson River School rose to eminence in New York during the first half of the 19th century. This loosely knit group of artists, together with like-minded poets and writers, forged a self-consciously “American” landscape vision and literary voice.

Poetry of Nature, comprised of some 40 paintings by 25 artists ranging in date from 1818 to 1886, offers a varied survey of important paintings conceived in the style of the Hudson River School and further enriched by each artist’s personal vision. The exhibition also offers an opportunity to explore the exchanges of influence among a group of artists whose social and professional networks in New York City and at their favored sketching grounds established an artistic vision that we now recognize as the Hudson River School.  The exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society.

Hope Ahead by Pamela Siddall
Lougheed 1

The Galleries at First Pres offers their 4th Anniversary Art Show.  First Presbyterian Church,  520 Royal Palm Boulevard , Vero Beach. Admission is free. Masks and Social Distancing are required while on the church campus.

Artists Guild Gallery ~ Celebrating 30 years of sharing art with Vero Beach, this fine-art gallery features the work of artist-owners; Merana Cadorette, Sue Dinenno, Annette Gekle, Barbara Glover, Sherry Haaland, Judy Mercer, Dawn Mill, Patricia Padoll, Judy Rixom, Fran San Miguel, and Rita Ziegler.  Artists Guild Gallery, 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.  Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 11am-3pm.


Sean Kenney

On exhibit through April 25. An award-winning and record-breaking exhibition that uses beautiful works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature.  Come explore the beauty and wonder of Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects Made with LEGO® Bricks, open Tuesday – Saturday (10am – 5pm), Sunday (Noon – 5pm). The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and at

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VBMA Exhibition ~ Chul Hyun Ahn: New Light On view through April 30, 2021

This fall, the Museum will offer an exciting exhibition of the Korean artist Chul Hyun Ahn. Ahn creates mind-bending sculptures that conjure illusions of infinite space. For more information visit:

Online Events

Vero Beach Art Club offers ~ Online Introduction To Art, Thursdays, January 28 – February 25. Introduction to Art is a beginner’s course for those interested in learning how to look at, appreciate, and enjoy the visual arts. The elements used to create a work of art are studied through discussion , reference to artworks of the past and present and actual experimentation in the various art media.

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VBMA ~ Cork, Canvas & Company February 4, 6pm – 8:30pm  Join VBMA instructors for a glass of wine and art making fun! To register:

Laura Riding Jackson Foundation presents 2021 Adult Writing Workshops

Registration is open for the upcoming Adult Writers Workshops. Workshops via Zoom, so everyone can attend from the comfort of home, wherever that might be. Three stellar instructors offering a wide range of writing interests to get you writing and exploring. To register:


Indian River’s Got Talent is Here

Environmental Learning Center is presenting a new and exciting event

 Indian River’s Got Talent!

Now accepting submissions from all ages!

All types of talents accepted from youth in grades 12 and under. 

Categories for entry are based on grade level or age;

  • Elementary school – Kindergarten thru 5th grade
  • Middle school – 6th thru 8th grade
  • High school – 9th thru 12th grade
  • Adult Division – ages 18 & Up
  • Combination Acts – family talent groups

Submit an up to a two-minute video of any talent suitable for public viewing. Submissions can be one person or up to as many participants you would like.  Please only submit one entry per person.

Please email for questions.

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