Cultural Calendar Jan 20-26


Performances & Events

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

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 Masterclass 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

LoPresti Art Gallery presents Art Gallery Walk on January 21, 5 – 7 pm.

Enjoy art from multiple galleries off of US 1 between 8th and 12th street. (turn down 10th Street to get to 7th Ave). LoPresti Art Gallery along with two or more galleries are hosting the event. All the art galleries are in the same building so you can easily go from one gallery to another. Enter to win an original art piece.

Indian River Symphonic Association presents Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra on January 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Presenting Wojciech Rodek, Principal Conductor & Sara Dragan, Violin. Community Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach  Johannes Brahms: Variations On a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56 Henryk Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, “The Great”

The Red Tank – Watercolor

5th Anniversary Art Show The Galleries at First Pres

Opening Reception January 23, 2 – 4 pm, On View through March 31. The show will feature the works of local artists Cy Rochon, Pat Traver & Anne Whitney. The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church at 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents CALENDAR GIRLS

Performances through January 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.

The Art of History on January 23, Noon – 6 pm. The Indian River County Historical Society will present The Art of History art show on January 23 at the historical Heritage Center. This fundraiser for the Historical Society will showcase Indian River County artists. On display for sale will be art in any form that represents a subject of historical significance to Indian River County. Silent auction items, entertainment and refreshments will be available. The Heritage Center 2140 14th Ave., Vero Beach

Hidden History of Florida, presented by James Clark on January 24, 2 – 3:30 pm

Six out of ten Floridians come from outside Florida and know little of the state’s rich history. The “Hidden History of Florida” uses dozens of stories to tell the little-known facts of Florida history. It is a fast, fun 50-minute journey through 400 years of history with lots of images all based on the book Hidden History of Florida. The trip will leave listeners with a new appreciation of their state’s past. This program, sponsored by the Friends of the North Indian River County Library, is free and open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged. Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. North Indian River County Library meeting room 1001 Sebastian Blvd, Sebastian

Vero Beach Art Club Annex presents “Not So Still Life”

On View January 25 – February 28. Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 3 pm, Located at 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach.

E-Series at the Emerson presents Vaccine Wars on January 25, 7 – 9 pm.

At times while watching “The Vaccine Wars,” viewers will be asking themselves, “Was this documentary made for people to learn about and discuss the two vigorously opposed positions people are taking today on whether or not to be vaccinated for Covid-19?” In fact, the film was made in 2015 before anyone heard of Covid. The biggest controversy raging that caused the film to be made was that over the rise in autism cases and whether it was being caused by childhood vaccinations. This documentary presents both sides of the story in a dispassionate manner. Join our panel after for an informative discussion!Admission is Free.

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

Junkyard Dog by Tara Rovani

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

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.

Sunshine All Day by Derek Gores

DEREK GORES, returning to Gallery 14 for his fifth year, will dazzle with 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. 

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. 

2nd Annual Celebrating Black History ExhibitArt at The Emerson Gallery.   On View through March 1. Located at  590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.

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

Poinciana By The River by James Gibson

The A.E. Backus Museum presents The Highwaymen: Art / History, 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 notable paintings never presented to the public, the exhibition is on view through March 6, at 500 North Indian River Drive in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce.

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

In the Beginning

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.

Ben and Lisa rehearsing Buyer and Cellar

Buyer & Cellar at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild

Performances run Sundays through 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.

Biker Woman Crosses the Bridge by Mark San Souci

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Complex, Building A & B, First & Second Floors. Water, Water, Everywhere ~  Member Exhibit.  On View through April 6.

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


Through May 1.  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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