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Unexpected Views

Unexpected Views

The three fall exhibitions at the Vero Beach Museum of Art are an engaging mix of traditional and contemporary art. One offers some surprises in terms of extraordinary yet lesser known 19th and early 20th century American painters. Another provides a glimpse into the important role that accomplished artisans played in the history of African Americans in the era of slavery. The third features the recent work of a skilled west-coast Florida landscape painter.

 A River In The Sea

A River In The Sea

A talented mix of scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs and researchers are working feverishly to develop an ocean current generator to tap into this constant source of power.

Enchanted By Dance

Enchanted By Dance

Up until six years ago, Kerry Bartlett stayed as far away from the dance floor as possible. No foxtrot, waltz or tango for her, thank you very much. Then she agreed to be one of the “stars” in Dancing With Vero’s Stars, the glamorous and highly successful fundraiser for the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition. Kerry has been moving to the music ever since.

Music Matters

Music Matters

There are more than 6,800 music therapists in the United States who are board certified; over 300 live and work in the state of Florida. Indian River County had none until Burkart arrived on the scene, toting her guitar, experience and a deep desire to help others.

A Passion To Change The Future

A Passion To Change The Future

“You cannot live with people without loving them.” This simple-sounding philosophy inspired Harriet Bedell, born in 1875, to spend more than a half century living among and serving as a missionary to the Cheyenne in Oklahoma, the Koyukon in remote Alaska and the Seminoles in South Florida.

An Eye For Innovation

An Eye For Innovation

A self-proclaimed “Renaissance man,” Bill has always seen something extraordinary in the ordinary. With a background in plastics and a knowledge of thermoforming he had only previously used for industrial applications, he thought he might apply it to his art.

The Art Of The Silver Screen

The Art Of The Silver Screen

Like good literature, good movies present ideas and stimulate the intellectually curious to explore different viewpoints and theories – many times with a historical or social perspective and often in visually and artistically experimental ways. And just like a good book, a good film lends itself to study, discussion and further thought.

Food For The Gods

Food For The Gods

Jeremy Crews, a second-generation local apiarist and commercial beekeeper, has been extracting and selling nutritionally dense raw honey straight from the comb ever since he took over his father’s business in 2012. Unprocessed raw honey is one of nature’s purest superfoods, containing 5,000 live enzymes, 27 minerals and 22 protein-rich amino acids.