Cultural Calendar February 4-11

ARTS AND CULTURAL Events ~ CCIRC

Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre’s ~ Comedy Zone

February 5 & 6 – Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Headliner Mutzie’s act includes music, a few props, some homegrown characters, and improv that is second to none. Mutzie is like the eternal class clown, never passing up the opportunity to get a laugh. Opening act Eric Grady is the “World’s Tallest Comedian” and has been making audiences laugh since 1995 with his hilarious, edgy, and fresh stand-up comedy.

Riverside Theatre’s ~ Live in the Loop

February 5: SolParty brings an evening of great music from Pink Floyd & Other Classic Rockers such as Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sublime, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, and a little bit of everything else.

February 6: The Mighty Flea Circus is a Swingabilly band playing the most toe-tappin’est, heart pumpin’est, partner swingin’est music around!

Derek Juggling Collages.

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

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Homecoming Celebration Grand Opening Reception February 5, 5-9pm

Grand Opening reception for the opening of the New Vero Beach Art Club Annex & Gallery. The Club is celebrating its return to its roots on 14th Avenue. The Show will feature original works of art by Club members. Exhibit continues February 6 through March 22, 11:00am to 3:00pm.

First Friday Gallery Stroll On February 5

Galleries along and around 14th Avenue, from 21 Street to 18 Street in downtown Vero Beach are open from 5 to 8 pm featuring new artists each month.

Front Street Park by Spence Guerin
Double Pine by Spence Guerin

Award-Winning Artist Spence Guerin brings new work to The Center for Spiritual Care.  On view: February 5-26. Guerin was praised by the American Academy of Arts and Letters as “a contemporary artist who brings the American 19th-century tradition of naturalist painting convincingly into the 21st century.” His first solo exhibition in Vero Beach, will include new pieces as well as a sampling of earlier work to give a retrospective feel. Viewing is by appointment.Call 772-567-1233 for information.

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.

By Cynthia Colella

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

Vero Beach Theatre Guild 63rd season presents Almost, Maine. Production runs February 10 – 21.  Visit: http://www.verobeachtheatreguild.com

Terry K. Hunter
by Angela Corbett

Terry K. Hunter’s ~ The Grid Comes Full Circle II  On view through February 26.  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 Old Dixie Hwy, Vero Beach.  Hours: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 3:00 – 6:00pm

Carroll, Mary Ann Walker Collections

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

African Ark Woman by Gwen McNenney
By Patricia Willis

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

Hope Ahead by Pamela Siddall
by Sheila Loughheed

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

SEAN KENNEY’S NATURE CONNECTS® Made with LEGO® BRICKS at McKee Botanical Garden

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 www.mckeegarden.org

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:  www.vbmuseum.org

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.

Gwen McNenneys Dance of the Flowers
Elizabeth Siebert Red Chinese Dragon

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at Indian River County Administration Complex. CCIRC Member Exhibit On View through May 26

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.

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

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: https://lauraridingjackson.org/save-the-dates-for-adult-writers-workshops/

Community

Vero Beach Art Club ~ BECOME A MASCHERARI; FUN MASK MAKING WITH THE KREWE!  February 6, 12pm – 3pm Mascherari were Venetian mask makers. Traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano & midnight of Fat Tuesday and again from Oct 5 to Christmas. Come enjoy the afternoon decorating all types of masks, BYOB & additional Bling you may want to use. Adult Class practicing socially distancing, max 8. Visit: http://www.verobeachartclub.org/workshop-mardi-gras

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Loose Abstract – Figurative Wednesdays, February 10 – March 10 Adult Intermediate and advanced students. This class is about exploring the existing world between figurative and abstract worlds. Encouraging students to paint with their hands, splash some paint, paint while dancing and dance while painting. Visit: http://www.verobeachartclub.org/class-loose-abstract

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 IRGT@DiscoverELC.org for questions.

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