Cultural Calendar Feb 23-Mar 2

ARTS AND CULTURAL Events ~ CCIRC

Performances & Events

The Cultural Council of Indian River County is a Non-Profit Partner with LIVE! From Vero Beach Concerts. Enter Code CCIRC and CCIRC will receive 25% of ticket sales on the Jonathan Edwards & Livingston Taylor concert on February 24, at The Emerson Center, Vero Beach @ 7 pm. 

Jonathan Edwards and Livingston Taylor

Jonathan Edwards is four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity. Edwards casually delivers songs filled with passion, insight and humor. You’ll hum to classics such as “Sunshine (Go Away Today),”and “Sometimes in the Morning.”

Livingston “Liv” Taylor is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal and relaxed storytelling, anecdotes and ineffable warmth. You will enjoy his range of musical genres of folk, pop, jazz and ballads, plus Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You”, “I’ll Come Running,” “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James Taylor.

Downtown Friday on February 25, 6 – 9 pm Live music, vendor booths, food trucks along 14th Avenue in Historic Downtown Vero Beach.  Free to the public.

Ballet Vero Beach in “Symphonic Dances” At The VBHS Performing Arts Center Big and bold scores with dancing to match is the theme of the second program of Ballet Vero Beach’ 2021-2022 Season. Adam Schnell’s sweeping Pastoral Symphony returns alongside a world premiere by Camilo A. Rodriguez. February 25, 7:30 pm February 26, 2 pm & 7:30 pm February 27, 2 pm  (Accessible/Family Friendly Performance)

Tropical Game Collage by Derek Gores

Gallery 14 presents TropiCollage ~ Derek Gores solo show of all new themed collage art.  On view through February 25. Location: 1911 14th Ave, Vero Beach.

Derek Gores is 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.

New works by Tim Sanchez at The Center for Spiritual Care

On view through February 26. The new works are called Reconstructions by Sanchez. “Technically, they’re assemblages,” says Center Director Carol Ludwig, “created from fragments of earlier paintings that he combines with the bravura painting style we associate with Tim. It’s a new way of looking at his work and is very exciting. He’s at the top of his form and more exhilarating than ever.”

Themis by Tim Sanchez

The Center for Spiritual Care is located at 1550 24th St. in Vero Beach.

Viewing after the opening is by appointment between 10 – 4pm, seven days a week. Call 772-567-1233. 

Art in the Park on February 27, 10 am – 4 pm Art in the Park is a Fine Art & Crafts Show put on by the Vero Beach Art Club members. The art exhibited usually includes: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor and Pastel paintings along with Collage Wall Art, Photography and Digital Art, Sculpture/Glass Works/Wood/ Ceramics, Jewelry and Selected Crafts.  Location: Humiston Park Ocean Side Vero Beach, 3000 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach.

Con Brio quartet

Con Brio String Quartet Returns to First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach on February 27, 4 pm.

Con Brio is an internationally acclaimed string quartet comprised of Valentin Mansurov, Marina Lenau, David Pedraza and Aziz Sapaev. Each of these talented, young musicians have received numerous scholarships and competitive awards.

TEDx Vero on February 27, 2-6 pm at The Emerson Center.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available to view for free, at TED.com. Learn More: https://tedxvero.com/

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

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

Nature Inspired Artist Series at ELC February Showcase featuring the works of Shotsi Cain Lajoie & Judy Burgarella. Location: 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach

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

Theater and Drinks by Melissa and Horatio

Gallery 14 presents Stoked: Cool Vibes by Melissa Mastrangelo and Horacio Lertor. March 1 – 25, Gallery Reception March 4

Melissa and Horacio, fan favorites at Gallery 14, will be returning once again with their funky, colorful, Florida themed work. Location: 1911 14th Ave, Vero Beach.

Another Day on Paradise ~ Art at The Emerson Gallery.

Artists display their vision of paradise. On View March 2 – May 3. Artist Reception March 6, 5:30 – 7 pm. Located at  590 27th Ave., Vero Beach. Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 3 pm.

The Vero Beach Film Festival  is celebrating its 5th Annual Cinema de la Mer ~ The Super Secret White Party on March 3, 4:30 – 8:30 pm at a “secret location” that will be announced 48 hours before the event.

Tickets: http://www.vbfilmfest.org/the-white-party/

A Day at the Boathouse by Willie Daniels

The A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery 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 3.

Can You Hear Me Now, Janet Kipp Tribus

Janet Kipp Tribus Shows New Work at The Center for Spiritual Care Gallery Opening March 4, Artist’s Reception 5-7 pm

The joy-filled paintings of Janet Kipp Tribus will be on view March 4 – 28 at the Center for Spiritual Care in Vero Beach. Her exhibition, entitled “Black, White and Red All Over,” will be open by appointment daily between 10 and 4. 

Viewings can be arranged by calling 772-567-1233.  Located at 1550 24th St., at the corner of 16th Avenue and 24th Street

Autumn’s Discards

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.

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.

5th Anniversary Art Show The Galleries at First Pres

The Red Tank – Watercolor

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.

Dual Lotus by Sherry 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

Waves at Play by Gwen McNenney

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. 

Oviraptor by JPR Images

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!  Open daily to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, 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 www.mckeegarden.org.


Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Intergenerational Recreation Center.  Mix it Up   ~ An Exhibit of Mixed Media, Member Exhibit.

On View through May 4

Vero Beach Museum of Art presents Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed

Les Amoureux au Trois Bouquets by Marc Chagall

The Museum’s third curated collection exhibition, representing more than 50 local collectors and over 100 artworks. On view through May 15.  The exhibition is filled with treasures from local collections that are enjoyed in private residences, and now revealed in the public setting of an art museum. The show offers a rare glimpse into artworks seen for the first time at the VBMA, where we can discover major artworks collected in Vero Beach homes. It is a public view into the private world of collecting.  A catalogue accompanies the exhibition and is available for purchase in the Museum Store.

A Peek Ahead:

LIVE! From Vero Beach Concerts presents Broken Arrow ~ The Music of Neil Young

March 3 at The Emerson Center, 7 pm.

Broken Arrow plays music of Neil Young

Broken Arrow performs the music of Neil Young, featuring both the rockin’ electric Crazy Horse tunes and the more acoustic, pedal steel driven country rock material. The band delivers these classic songs faithfully while taking them out on some jamming excursions and tastefully tweaking some of the arrangements.

Joe Mass nails the Neil vocals perfectly and the harmonies are spot on. These guys always have audiences on their feet singing along and demanding encores at every show.

Vero Beach Art Club brings the 71st Annual Under The Oaks Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Mar 11, 9 – 5 pm, Mar 12, 9 – 5 pm & Mar 13, 10 – 4 pm to 3280 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach.   This show gathers over 200 artists from around the nation and beyond to exhibit at this highly respected juried show.  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. Over 50,000 visitors attend this popular crowd favorite in shady Riverside Park.

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