Cultural Calendar Jan 12-19


Performances & Events

Gallery 14 presents VISUAL POETRY: Derek Gores, Cliffton Chandler, Joan Earnhart and Maslow

This multi-faceted exhibit is sure to please a multitude of tastes. On View through January 28

DEREK GORES, returning to Gallery 14 for his fifth year, will dazzlewith his upcycled beauties who wink at the past from the near future. Gores is an internationally acclaimed collage artist who recycles magazines, maps and papers in his lush works on canvas. Considered part of the Pop Surrealism and New Contemporary movements, this year will mark his fifth season showing at Gallery 14. Gores was honored to exhibit at the Manifest Hope show at the Presidential Inauguration in 2009 and was commissioned by Playboy to create the cover portrait for their Hugh Hefner Tribute Issue. 

Things Are Looking Up by Cliffton Chandler

CLIFFTON CHANDLER, where Dali meets Banksy in the wood shop, is an artist-designer with an architectural background. Happily returning to Gallery 14, his sculptures use layers of planes and cutouts, paint and inlay, in a wide variety of materials and surface treatments. Most of his work features central themes of human perspective and storytelling through depictions of a personal emotional iconography. 

JOAN EARNHART, with her surreal combinations to entertain the psyche, is represented by Gallery 14 year round. She has been a featured artist in Vero Beach Magazine and 32963 among other publications, and has received numerous prestigious awards locally at Art By The Sea, Under The Oaks and Backus Gallery ‘Best of the Best’ show. She is in collections across the country, in Europe and in Japan. Her spiritually enriching assemblages employ found objects and antiques in intriguing juxtaposition. 

MASLOW, with his light-speed visions of timeless nature, has painted murals all over the world. He is most recognized for his multi-story public works and his fine art paintings that incorporate abstract, realism, graffiti, and ethereal surrealism. A natural collaborator, he works closely with non-profits, collectors, brands, and corporations to create custom-tailored projects. His clients include NASA, SpaceX, Starbucks, and United Against Poverty. 

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents CALENDAR GIRLS Performances January 12 – 23 Tuesday – Saturday @ 7:30 pm. Saturday & Sunday @ 2 pm

When Annie’s husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

2nd Annual Celebrating Black History ExhibitArt at The Emerson Gallery.  Artists Reception on January 14, 5:30 -7 pm.  On View through March 1.

Art at the Emerson Gallery, 1590 27th Ave., Vero Beach Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm

Leslie Amper

“The Many Faces of Beethoven”, A Multi Media Musical Event & Concert to benefit Music Angels Education Fund on January 14, 6:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Blvd., Vero Beach.  Featuring Leslie Amper, who will present a multi media musical event which illuminates Beethoven’s creative impulses at age 30. Including performances by Tempo by Four.

The official opening of Ballet Vero Beach’s 2021-2022 Season promises a program celebrating eclectic French and American influences on the company. Matthew Lovegood’s lush and romantic French Songs returns, Adam Schnell’s wistful Pavane emerges for the first time since Ballet Vero Beach’s inaugural performance, Schnell’s Ballade makes a long awaited main stage debut, and An Afternoon In The Paddock, a tour de force solo danced and choreographed by beloved Ballet Vero Beach Ballet Master Camilo A. Rodriguez gallops energetically back on stage capping off this rich cross cultural offering.

Featuring An Afternoon In The Paddock – Choreography by Camilo A. Rodriguez, Ballade – Choreography by Adam Schnell , French Songs – Choreography by Matthew Lovegood & Pavane – Choreography by Adam Schnell. Live Performances: January 14 at 7:30 pm & January 15 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm at VBHS Performing Arts Center

Ballet Vero Beach in “The Sleeping Princess”

(Accessible/Family Friendly) on January 16, 2 pm at VBHS Performing Arts Center. Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to combine the Accessible Series and Family Friendly Series this season. These extra special hour-long performances are specifically geared to the needs of the differently abled individuals of our community and young children. Performances include: modified audio/visual effects and venue setup that meets the needs of all attendees with differing abilities. Performances are a bit more informal and may include Q&A sessions or opportunities to take photos with a dancer.

Jazz takes off in Vero Beach this winter season with five concerts sponsored by the Treasure Coast Jazz Society held at the Vero Beach Yacht Club. Salute to Benny Goodman by Mark Green with jazz mix of trumpet, flugelhorn and flute on January 15, 12:30 – 3 pm.

Sebastian Riverfront Fine Arts and Music Festival

January 15, 10 – pm & January 16, 10 – 4 pm

Juried Fine Arts and Music Festival. This is a two day event with over 130 participating artists showcasing their handmade fine art and craftsmanship. There will also be Live music and fabulous food offered as well. Free admission to all.

Vero Beach Art Club offers Art in the Park January 16, 10 – 4 pm at Humiston Park, 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach 

Buyer & Cellar Opens on January 16th at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild Performances run Sundays January 16 – March 27, 7:30 pm

The Studio Theater at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild makes its debut this New Year! Opening an all-new contemporary style space is the one-man tour de force comedy, Buyer & Cellar.

Riverside’s Distinguished Lecturer Series presents The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP on January 17. Theresa May served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019, during an extraordinary time in global affairs. She is currently the Member of Parliament for Maidenhead — a position she’s held for over two decades.

Vero Beach Art Club Annex presents “Florida Treasures”

On View through January 17. Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Located at 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.

Live from Vero Beach presents The Rocket Man Show ~ A Tribute to Elton John on January 20, 2022 at The Emerson Center, Vero Beach @ 7 pm

Festival Artists perform in the ChamberFest 2020 Concert

ChamberFest Vero Beach returns to First Presbyterian Church on January 20 – 23. A Festival Artists Concert featuring Jessica Tong (violin), Amadi Azikiwe (viola) and Tobias Werner (cello) on Saturday, January 22, at 4:30pm. The musicians will be performing works by Barriere, Perkinson, and Mozart. This concert will be held in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard, Vero Beach. It is free and open to the public thanks to the support of the Vero Beach High School Boosters, the Associated Chamber Music Players, and First Presbyterian Church. Other events throughout the weekend include a Public Master class with the Vero Beach High School Orchestra on Saturday, January 22, at 2:45pm, and a Weekend Workshop Chamber Music Masterclass on Sunday, January 23, at 2:00pm. To register, visit the organization’s website

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Intergenerational Recreation Center

Cottages in the Moonlight by Yvonne Steere

Mixed Media ~ Member Exhibit

Feature the work of: Steve Reid,  Sheila McAvoy, Yvonne Steere, Judy Burgarella, Gail Jaffe, Mark San Souci, Richard Gillmor, Tara Rovani,  Gwenn McNenney & Ella Chabot. On View through January 26

Egret Hunting by Chuck Haaland

Artists Guild Gallery is a fine-art gallery featuring original art by local artist-owners. Diverse styles and mediums are represented, and the art is changed, and rotated on a monthly basis. Classes are offered in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, and drawing.  Located: 1974 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 3pm, Saturdays 11 – 3

In the Beginning

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

Spoken In Thread  ~ Yvonne Steere and Sheila McAvoy

On view through March 10

Artists and sisters, Sheila McAvoy and Yvonne Steere present evocative images created from fiber materials and needlecraft.

McKee Botanical Garden presents Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors 

Through May 1, 2022.  In this specially constructed outdoor version of the popular Dinosaurs Around the World exhibition, visitors will be whisked back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth that’s very different from the one we inhabit today.  Travel back to the time before the continents as we know them existed, when arid deserts covered Brazil and polar darkness was the norm in Australia! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, cutting-edge research, in an outdoor environment surrounded by nature, you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles brought back to life!  Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors is open daily to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm and the Children’s Garden closes at 4:30 pm. Tickets are available to purchase at McKee Botanical Garden and


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