Cultural Calendar February 20-27

ARTS AND CULTURAL Events ~ CCIRC

Performances & Events

Riverside Theatre

Comedy Zone February 19 & 20

Riverside’s showcase of professional comedians touring the comedy circuit takes the Waxlax Stage. Headliner Fred Rubino has been called the “Voice of American Italians” and the “King of Brooklyn.” Opening act Cam Bertrand brings high energy and witty style when he shares his outlook on relationships and life.

Live at the Loop  – February 19

The Real Deal plays music from The Beatles, Beach Boys, Kinks, Creedence, Santana, Zombies, Ray Charles, Rascals, and more!

February 20 – Doo Wop City an Oldies Rock n’ Roll Party Band playing all the fun hits from the ’50s and ’60s.

Featuring New Reservation System…select where you want to sit!

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

Con Brio quartet

First Pres presents award-winning International musicians of the Con Brio String Quartet in Concert on February 21, 4pmCon Brio String Quartet have performed around the world as soloists and orchestral musicians with prestigious ensembles such as Orquesta Sinfonica de la UAT in Mexico, National Symphony of Ukraine, Symphony of the Americas Summerfest Orchestra, and many more.  The concert will feature a Beethoven String Quartet as well as the Elgar Piano Quintet featuring Dr. Jacob Craig, Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian, on piano. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach 

VBMA Fashion Meets Art ~ Kim Alexis

Kim Alexis

Join FMA Co-Chairs Melinda Cooper & Karen Loeffler for an inspiring afternoon on February 24th, at 4 pm at the VBMA! Kim Alexis rose to “supermodel” status in the 1980’s. Kim understands the demands on the modern woman and the importance of reimagining, reinventing and remodeling your life for what’s next. For more than 40 years Kim has been a student and teacher of living your best life through healthy diet, exercise, a clean beauty regimen, and mind, body and spiritual wellness. She is a lifestyle expert for women 40+. For tickets: http://www.vbmuseum.org/calendar/fma2021/

by Derek Gores

Gallery 14 welcomes back internationally recognized collagist Derek Gores with his newest show entitled: ‘Paper Goods.’ On View through February 26. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-5pm & Friday- 10am-4pm

Double Pine by Spence Guerin

Award-Winning Artist Spence Guerin brings new work to The Center for Spiritual Care.  On view through February 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, includes 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.

Fence Builder by Robert Spencer

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

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 The Indian River County Courthouse. On Exhibit ; PATCN ~ Plein Air Treasure Coast North- Member Exhibit. On View through March 11

Seriously Mixed Media Gallery presents Sara Pinkerton Guest Artist On view thorough March 17. Gallery hours are 11am – 3pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Artist reception scheduled February 19, 3 – 5pm &  February 20, 11 – 3pm.   Seriously Mixed Media Gallery, 207 Orange Ave, Ft Pierce

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Homecoming Celebration Grand Opening Reception On View through March 22.  The Show will feature original works of art by Club members. Exhibit gallery hours11:00am to 3:00pm.

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

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. 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.

After Money by Richard Gillmor

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

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.  Writing for Newspapers and Magazines with Professor Bill Maxwell on February 20. To register: https://lauraridingjackson.org/save-the-dates-for-adult-writers-workshops/

Community

Call to Artists

CCIRC  Art in Public Places Program is preparing for the first new exhibit of 2021. Location: Indian River County Courthouse, 2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach. Theme: Artist’s Choice; Exhibit Title: CCIRC Member Exhibit; Submission Deadline: Monday, March 8. You are invited to submit up to five (5) pieces for consideration. Please include Title, Medium, Dimensions and Price in your email to Elise@Cultural-Council.org. Notification of Selection: Wednesday, March 10, 2021; Delivery Date and Time: Friday, March 19 at 9am

Exhibit Start Date: March 19, 2021, Exhibit End Date: June 10, 2021

Please download the Spec Sheet from our website: http://www.cultural-council.org/copy-of-community

Vero Beach Art Club ~ Under the Oaks Mark your calendars March 12 – 14. Voted in the Top 200 Art Shows in the Nation by Art Fair Source Book and in the Top 200 Art Shows in Florida by Sunshine Artist

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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