Cultural Council May 11-18


Performances & Events

Vero Beach Art Club Gallery & Marketplace  A Brush with Nature Exhibit

On view May 11 – June 23 1903 14th Avenue, Vero Beach

Writers Window Pane on May 12,10am. Vero Beach Main Library, 1600 21st Street

Riverside Theatre presents The Comedy Zone on May 12 & 13 with Headliner

JJ Curry, a southern Air Force vet with a very optimistic view on life. He jokes about his upbringing and current events he’s experienced in adulthood.

Feature act Sheena Reagan has been touring the Florida scene and winning over audiences with her fresh outlook and explosive personality.

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Riverside Theatre presents Live in the Loop

On May 12, Dance the night away to all of your favorite songs from yesterday to today with Luna Pearl. You’ll hear songs from: Sade, KC & The Sunshine Band, David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Eagles, Nirvana, B-52s, The Doors, and many more. Let’s Party! 

On May 13, Jerzi and her band love to sing their versions of popular tunes with the unique sound of her electric ukulele. They cover songs from oldies to today’s hits as well as songs by bands that not many people have heard of.

Beachin it on Saturday Night Concert Series

May 13, 5 -8pm. Held in front of Humiston Park on Ocean Drive. Come out enjoy great music, beer, wine, food trucks, and lots of fun for the entire family. Hosted by The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Sunrise Theatre presents:

Exploring the World through Music, May 11

One Night of Queen, May 12

Brian Regan, May 13

America’s Funniest Teacher: Mike Rivera, May 13

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VBMA Museum Stories: 0-23 Month Olds

May 17, 9:30 – 10:30am

VBMA Museum Stories for 2-4 Year Olds

May 17 , 10:30 – 11:30am

A theme-based, participatory program for babies, toddlers, and their caregivers that includes reading books, singing songs, dancing, and creating art together. Museum Stories takes place in the VBMA’s Art Zone. Museum Stories will include a take-home activity.

VBMA Art Talk: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

May 17 , 12 – 1pm

Vero Beach Theatre Guild


Performances through May 21

Iris Beate The Easter Bonnet

Gallery 14 presents the work of oil painter Iris Beate. 

Moments in Time: Observations in Oil by Iris Beate

Introspective Exhibit on view through May 26.  Iris Beate captures the lives of people, painting vignettes that reflect a moment in time. Her work reflects the essence of a particular place or environment where human interaction occurs, whether on the water, the beach, or in the city. Her travels have allowed her to freeze instances from around the world. Iris studied with a host of inspiring teachers, including those at the Art Students League in New York City. Her Painting “In Search of Flamingos 2022” was chosen to be the commemorative poster for the Melbourne Art Festival in April of that Year

Lisa Willnow Pacific Waterlily

Art at The Emerson offers Forever in Bloom: A fragrant array of floral art.

On view through May 30. Featured Artists: Lisa Willnow, Paris Birich, Vera Titova, Daniel Jones, Patricia Kolalewski, Betsy Kurzinger, Anne Whitney & Judy Burgarella

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 10am – 3pm, with no entry fee.

ELC 2nd Annual Spring Fling Art Show

On view through May 31

Floating Jellyfish

Spring Art Installment Galleries at First Pres

The show will feature the works of local artists: Rebecca Anders, Margaret Hobb, Tana Brasie Nalley & Iris Peters.

The galleries are located throughout the campus of First Presbyterian Church, 520 Royal Palm Boulevard in Vero Beach.

Sailing Home by Judy Rixom

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

Pat Forelle From My Studio Window

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on Exhibit Intergenerational Recreation Center, Windows On The World. Featuring works by Ella Chabot, Evelyn Haught, Gail Jaffe, Pat Forelle, Gwen McNenney, Yvonne Steere. On view through June 14.

Judy Burgarella Vessel

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit Indian River County Administrative Complex, Bldg A & B, First & Second Floors

Members Exhibit  ~ Artist’s Choice  Featuring works by Tony Caruso, Ella Chabot, David LoPresti, Gwen McNenney, Judy Burgarella,  Michele Nevaeh & Barbara Krupp . On view through July 5

Tara Rovani Amphitrite Caprocorns

Art in Public Places Program sponsored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County On Exhibit at The Indian River County Courthouse, Artworks by Tara Rovani: A Review.

On view through July 19, 2023

Barbara Krupp Please Come In

Cultural Council of Indian River County is please to announce a new venue for Art in Public Places Program Vero Beach City Hall, 1053 20th Place, Gallery Exhibits in Hallway & Council Chambers. “Collecting Wisdom” on view through October 25 with works by Merana Cadorette on exhibit in the  Hallway. Works by Barbara Krupp on view in the Council Chamber.

A Look Ahead:

Gifford Historical Museum & Cultural Center presents A Taste of Black History: Freedom Day Celebration on May 20, events start at 8am with a 4K walk at the MLK Park.  Festival on grounds to celebrate a community with food, music and vendors

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Season 15 Announcement Party on May 19 at The Emerson Center.  Join your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra for a fun-filled party! Your SCSO will announce our highly anticipated 15th Season featuring an incredible line-up of programs. Join us as we reveal next season’s shows and reserve your 2023/24 subscriptions before they go on sale to the public! Come and enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, desserts, and giveaways. Limited tickets are available for this event and are first come, first serve.

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents The Best of John Williams Side-By-Side Concert May 28, 3pm, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach

Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, you’re sure to hear all of your favorite themes. The film industry has ensured that orchestras continue to be heard far and wide, and no one composed more inspired and recognizable soundtracks than the illustrious John Williams.

Relive the magic of blockbuster classics when your Space Coast Symphony fills the hall with the music of Williams’ most legendary film scores like Star Wars, E.T., Jane Eyre, Far and Away, The Cowboys, The Book Thief, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and more.   To experience the true power of the force, attendees are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Star Wars (or similarly themed) attire or costume. The concert will be presented with images on the big screen. Selected youth musicians from around Central Florida will perform side-by-side on the second half with their professional SCSO counterparts in this incredible program.

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