Cultural Calendar September 1-8

ARTS AND CULTURAL Events ~ CCIRC

Performances & Events

Free Writers Critique Group on September 2, 10am For all levels – Contact jsierzant@gmail.com for more information. Indian River County Main Library 1600 21st Street, Vero Beach 

First Friday Gallery Stroll September 2, 5-8pm.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. FREE. 14th Avenue Art District, 14th Avenue 21st St to 18th St., Vero Beach

Nannette Nielsen Size Matters

Gallery 14 presents Summer Squared II: An Invitational of Great Proportions On view through September 2First Friday Reception on September 2, 5-8pm.

This intriguing show is comprised of 12×12 innovative canvases laid out on the Gallery’s walls, in a creative installation, will fascinate you with the variety of art and the cleverness of the entries. A juried show, the work was chosen from numerous entries and judged by highly regarded and knowledgeable arts professional Mark Wygonik. These multi-varied pieces in many different mediums- on wood and canvas, make terrific gifts for friends and family. You may also find the perfect small piece of art to gift to yourself. Located at 1911 14th Avenue in the Downtown Historic Arts District of Vero Beach

The Vero Beach Museum of Art’s Blue Star Museums initiative, providing free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families, will end on Labor Day, September 5. This summer, Blue Star Families can enjoy Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee exhibition on view thru September 18, explore students and Veteran artworks in the Patten Community Gallery as well

McKee Botanical Garden will offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day, September 5. McKee Botanical Garden is a Blue Star Museum participant and one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America.

VBMA Museum Babies & Toddlers September 6, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 0-24 months old on September 7, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories (Every Wednesday) for 2-4 years old on September 7, 10:30 – 11:30am

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace Exhibit Color & MovementSeptember 8 – October 21 Open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am – 3 pm. 1903 14th Ave, Vero Beach

Vero Beach Theatre Guild presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Performance runs September 9 – 30 A family in the American South is in crisis, especially the husband Brick and wife Maggie the Cat, and their interaction with Brick’s family over the course of one evening’s gathering at the family estate in Mississippi. The party celebrates the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, the Delta’s most prominent and richest cotton-planter, and his return from the Ochsner Clinic with what he has been told is a clean bill of health. All family members except Big Daddy and his wife know Big Daddy’s true diagnosis: he is dying of cancer. His family has lied to Big Daddy to spare the aging couple from pain on the patriarch’s birthday, but throughout the course of the play, it becomes clear that the Pollitt family has long constructed a web of deceit for itself.

VBMA presents Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee On View through September, Holmes and Titelman Galleries

Doris Lee, Two Cats

Simple Pleasures: The Art of Doris Lee features 74 of the most notable and compelling works of art by Doris Lee (1905-1983). Using a vibrant color palette, Lee sparks feelings of playfulness and humor in her paintings, drawings, prints, and commissioned commercial designs for fabric and pottery. Simple Pleasures includes works by the artist spanning from the 1930s through the 1960s from both public and private collections and gives overdue recognition to Lee’s significant contributions to American art. A selection of ephemera, such as product advertisements for the American Tobacco Company and General Foods who commissioned paintings from Lee, will also be included in the exhibition.

Doris Lee, The View, Woodstock

Known as one of the foremost American artists during the 1930s and 1940s, Lee was a leading figure in the Woodstock Artist’s Colony. Decades after World War II, Lee responded to the rise of Abstract Expressionism with skill and agility and her own sense of grace, developing her own visual style. By taking a modernist approach and using clean, abstract lines, Lee’s body of work merges the reduction of abstraction with the appeal of the everyday and offers a coherent visual identity that successfully bridged various artistic “camps” that arose in the post-World War II era, truly depicting scenes of the simple pleasures of everyday life.

VBMA will present a full slate of related programming, including Art Talks in the gallery, studio art classes, and artmaking projects for families. For more information and to register for programs, please visit the website www.vbmuseum.org and call (772) 231-0707 ext. 136. 

Art at the Emerson offers 3rd Annual UU Members and Friends: An Exhibit featuring artistic talents of UU Members & Friends On view through September. Featured Artist: Hector Cruz Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 3 pm with no entry fee. On the SE corner of 16th Street and 27th Avenue in Vero Beach

The Vero Beach Canal by Nick Binghieri

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

Judy Burgarella The Vintner

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County at the Indian River County Administrative Buildings A & B Artist’s Choice, On view through October 5.

Richard Gillmore Light At The End

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Courthouse Richard Gillmor- Solo Exhibit “Waterscapes” On view through October 12.

Jessica Karam Violet Times

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on exhibit at the Intergenerational Center “Member Exhibit” On view through November 2.

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