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Cultural Connection sponsored by Riverside Theatre

April 25: Cultural Connection
00:00 / 26:02

April 25: Cultural Connection hosted by Willi Miller

Guests:  Lila Blakeslee,  the “Goat Godmother",  talks about upcoming events of the Downtown Art District, the continuing Gallery Strolls and the upcoming Gallery 14 Juried Art Show, and the shows artwork exhibition in a summer show,  “Summer Squared”.   


Karen Wiggins, Director of Vero Beach High School Performing Arts Center, shares details about Covid protocol and the restriction of the performers wearing masks. Looking forward to upcoming summer events and the continued live streamed concerts via YouTube. Karen shares information on VBHS upcoming Drama Camp, Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble in June, and the VBHS bands need of used instruments and how to donate.

May 2: Cultural Connection
00:00 / 25:51

May 2: Cultural Connection hosted by Willi Miller

Guests:  Connie Cotherman, Marketing & Events Manager at McKee Botanical Garden, talks about the Bogo for Mothers Day (May 9) for all qualifying Moms.  May 15 is Community Appreciation Day in recognition of Alma Lee Loy, offering a special admission price. McKee is celebrating a 20th Anniversary this year and Connie talks about Alma Lee’s influence in the Gardens preservation. Upcoming McKee will be offering the Water Lily Celebration on June 9 and Summer Camp for kids are available. Visit for more details.


CCIRC new member Lori Rowe and her discovery of IRC as an artist & gallery owner.

A former FL resident, relocated from Borrego Springs, CA and her reasons for coming to Vero Beach for launching her gallery, featuring Lori’s artwork.

May 9: Cultural Connection
00:00 / 24:26

May 9: Cultural Connection hosted by Willi Miller


Adam Schnell of Ballet Vero Beach talks about the Ballets 9th season, and the Riverside Dance Festival.

Adam explains the evolution of Nutcracker on the Indian River at Treehouse Vero Beach  at a new event venue. The idyllic setting of Tree House Vero Beach will play host to this magical experience.  Riverside Dance Festival is on August 6 & 7, in partnership with Riverside Theatre, with the return of konverjdans. This truly unique troupe from New York City represents the pinnacle of contemporary ballet, artistic collaboration, and forward thinking dance making. Performances will feature the company alongside Ballet Vero Beach’s own resident professional dancers.


George Pillorgé of Gallery 14, artist and newest Gallery 14 partner.  George talks about the success of Gallery 14 celebrating fourteen years, and the installations of safety features during Covid.  George talks about his work in pastels and what attracted him to this media. The current exhibit of digital drawings by Rhett Palmer is on view through May 28th.

May 23 Cultural Connection
00:00 / 25:03

May 23: Cultural Connection hosted by Willi Miller


Louise Kennedy of  LR Jackson Foundation talks about the many on line offerings during the pandemic and coming up next for the summer “Write in the Middle”, a Middle School summer camp.


Steve Ericson talks about the history, development and progress of Vero Beach Art Village in downtown Edgewood.

June 6 Cultural Connection
00:00 / 24:53

June 6: Cultural Connection hosted by Willi Miller


Adam Schnell of Ballet Vero Beach, talks about the exciting upcoming season and the success of the challenging past year.  The 9th season begins when The Riverside Dance Festival arrives at Riverside Theatre on August 6 & August 7. Ballet Vero Beach is thrilled to present, in partnership with Riverside Theatre, konverjdans, an enigmatic and engaging New York City based troupe. Listen to learn more about Adam’s favorite past times and his love for the outdoors and a whole lot more.


Jacob Craig, Director of Music and Arts at First Presbyterian Church - and a lot of other things like his bagpipes performances. Jacob talks about the galleries that developed at First Pres, the music performances inclusive of the competitive Youth String Orchestra and this years participation at the Aspen Music Festival in August. Jacob has taken on the scholarship chair role with the Indian River Symphonic Association.

June 13 Cultural Conncetion
00:00 / 25:58

June 13: Cultural Connection hosted by Willi Miller


Paulette Visceglia, President of VB Art Club gives an overview of the Summer Camps program and opportunities to sponsor a child for Vero Beach Arts Club Summer Camps.  Paulette talks about the momentum Gallery Stroll is experiencing after Covid  and the upcoming Art in the Park & Art by the Sea.


Ray Adams is moving forward from Indian River Charter HS. Ray discusses his role in the arts community and the changes he made to accomplish the arts programs at the India River Charter HS.

Now that he is retiring, Ray will be conducting in 2022 at Carnegie Hall.  Locally, Ray is working/performing with the First Baptist Church and performs Jazz with a Jazz trio.

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