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Volume 4 No. 31 | September 2, 2022

Notes from the Editor:

This weekend for me will include watching a lot of tennis, napping, swimming, and reading. And maybe watching a rocket launch. At this moment, Artemis is scheduled to lift off within a 2:17-4:17 p.m. window Sept. 3.

Plans do not include housework or yard work, but we all know about the best-laid plans of mice and men, don't we? 

Enjoy the holiday weekend! And make it a safe one, please.

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Some Holiday Weekend Cancellations

No Live in the Loop and Comedy Zone Experience at Riverside Theatre this weekend

Vero Beach Museum of Art Closed Monday, open Saturday and Sunday

Environmental Learning Center is closed Labor Day

But Don't Miss These!

First Friday Creek Walk in Stuart

First Friday Gallery Stroll in Vero Beach

Friday Fest Downtown Fort Pierce

First Friday ArtWalk in Melbourne's Eau Gallie Arts District

Vero Beach Museum of Art: Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday 1 – 4 pm. Closed Labor Day.

In This Issue

Angela Moretti's Colorful Reeds

In Harmony in Fort Pierce

New Faces: LRJF's Sara Wilson

MC Women Supporting the Arts

Nature Journaling at ELC

Adopt a Car at the Elliott

Help with Soup Bowls

In Memoriam Stuart Woods


Alexander Hamilton in Lake Wales

Let There Be Music

Last Call at Gallery 14

Riverside Theatre's Playtime in the Park

Show Tunes at TC Theatre

Casting Call

This Week's American Songbook

Marine Council Sea Turtle Update

Angela Moretti's Handmade Reeds

Bassoonist Angela Moretti, formerly of Vero Beach, was sure a musician could be a musician anywhere in the world. She had been “toying with the idea” of becoming a musician in the United States Army for years before she signed on at 27. It satisfied two of her goals, she said: “I wanted a more ‘stable’ music career and I wanted to travel.”

Moretti’s time in the Army band was memorable. She attended the Army School of Music in Virginia Beach before being stationed in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, for a year. “Being an Army musician in South Korea was one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had. The Korean people really value arts and culture and it seems like there was a different festival or celebration almost every week somewhere.”

The band traveled all over the country, building relationships with the public and “even presenting in schools!” There were solemn, unforgettable occasions, too. “My very first Army ceremony ever was in 2019, I believe, when North Korea released the remains of over 50 soldiers to NATO to be identified and repatriated to their home countries. The band was there to play taps and ceremonial music as the caskets were transferred for their flights home. I was so proud to be part of that ceremony and being able to participate in paying respects to all of those people for their sacrifice. The role of the Army band over there is truly unique and meaningful.”

Moretti, who can double on sax, grew up in Vero Beach, attended Glendale Elementary, Gifford Middle School, and a dual registration at Vero Beach High School and Indian River State College for her high school senior year. She also studied at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida. Moretti said she owes much to her teachers here. “Wayne Bresette and Randy Doo were my first two bassoon teachers in Vero, and Monty Musgrave was my first band director! Dr. John Southall really inspired me my senior year of high school and he’s the reason I wanted to become an educator. They really formed the foundation of my musical education.” In Florida, she played with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, the Florida Metropolitan Orchestra, the Chamber/Experimental Orchestra, and many others.

Now a performer and educator in the greater San Antonio area, Moretti splits her time “between holding positions in several area orchestras and chamber ensembles as well as managing a private studio of over 20 young bassoonists.” In Texas, she has played with the Symphony of the Hills, SA Harmonie, the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra, and The Heart of Texas Concert Band. She is the Adjunct Lecturer of Bassoon at Texas Lutheran University.

Moretti will soon roll out a new website and Facebook page for her business, Laughing Crow Reed Co. She described the sound that comes from a bassoon: “The bassoon’s sound is deep and rich, and could be compared to a cello or a male voice. It’s the lowest sounding woodwind instrument and we make up the foundation of the woodwind section in an orchestra. We are often used to add color to musical lines, and the bassoon also has the ability to sound comical and light.”

The reed is a very necessary component of the instrument, Moretti explained. “The reed is made up of two parallel pieces of thin cane that are able to vibrate freely when the bassoonist blows into it. The sound that the reed makes by itself is called the ‘crow.’ When that oscillating air is then blown through the instrument, it creates the sound. If you were to blow into a bassoon bocal (the long silver tube that attaches to the reed) with no reed attached it would be exactly like blowing air through a straw- nothing would happen!”

Moretti makes and sells bassoon reeds to musicians around the country, but hers are not your grandmother’s reeds. “I use various techniques to make the reeds glow, change color according to temperature, and sparkle. My first teacher, Randy Doo, showed me how to do epoxy and he would often make his reeds different colors by using permanent marker under the clear epoxy. I took that idea and began experimenting with it, adding dyes, glitter, and even things that didn’t work, like feathers and tiny pieces of crystal.” At FSU, her instructor, Jeff Keesecker, continued that part of her creativity.

Reed making is a craft that varies from artist to artist, Moretti said. There are basic principles to follow. Usually, the reed is thicker toward the back and thinner at the front to facilitate vibrations but there are other factors to be considered: “the instrument itself, the type of sound they’re going for, what they’re playing (soloist vs section bassoon), etc. Reed styles change drastically depending on which country the player is in, too!” And then there are individual preferences: “the brand of cane to use, measurements, shapes of the reed, the length, etc. It’s really quite fascinating!”

A bassoon reed, if taken care of and rotated properly, can last a month or two, Moretti said. “Ideally, players should have a lineup of reeds that they rotate through each day so the same reed isn’t played on too often.” Moretti’s reeds are available in her creative form or plain, for musicians who want to decorate their own. Get more information on her Facebook page while waiting for the website launch.

Riverside Theatre for Kids presents Playtime in the Park, a brand new FREE program for the community’s youngest audience members.  

Starting in September, Riverside Theatre will have dance and theatre offerings from our education programs twice a month on Saturdays on the Theatre’s new outdoor Loop Stage. These offerings are ideal for kids 2-5, but entertaining for parents and the whole family, too!

On the second Saturday of most months at 11am, theatre student performers will present original interactive fairy tale plays. Throughout the shows, young audience members will be encouraged to join in the stories in fun and exciting ways. 

On the third Saturday of most months at 11am, faculty members and students of the dance education program along with professional dancers from Ballet Vero Beach will present dance-along classes, mini-performances, and more.

The Riverside Theatre Education Program is committed to promoting educational opportunities to students of all ages by producing quality work for young people and families and transforming lives through the study, exploration, and creation of theatre and dance. 

Playtime in the Park Fall Schedule:

September 10 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation

September 17 @ 11am – Dance Program Presentation

October 8 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation

October 15 @ 11am – Dance Program Presentation

November 12 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation

(No Dance Program in November)

December 10 @ 11am – Theatre Program Presentation

December 17 @ 11am – Dance Program Presentation 

Tickets are NOT required. For further information, call the Box Office at 772-231-6990.

Adopt a Car at the Elliott

From the Elliott Museum:

Remember your first car? Whether it was a hand-me down, clunker, or hot rod, it was yours! You can relive the excitement of your first car or the first car that made your heart race by adopting a car (or a few other types of transports) from the Elliott Museum’s permanent collection.


You may find a make and model that holds special memories for you, or maybe one you owned in the past or wanted to own. We also have trucks, motorcycles, bikes, a school bus, and a field-tested swamp buggy available for adoption!

The Adopt-a-Car Program offers an opportunity to not only adopt a vehicle, but also provide financial support, which will ensure the care and maintenance of over 80 vintage automobiles and other vehicles in its collection.


• Personalized Certificate of Adoption (if you adopt in the name of a business, the business name and logo will be on the Certificate of Adoption along with your name).

• Photograph of you in your adopted vehicle; the midget, bikes and motorcycles will be stand-by photos.

• A dedicated sign at the vehicle with your name (and your company logo) prominently displayed along with the vehicle’s description.

• Your vehicle and your name listed on our website.

• A special key ring that says: “My other ride is on display at the Elliott Museum”.

• Your vehicle and your name listed in an edition of our monthly eNewsletter.

• Invitations to selected Special Events at the Elliott.

• Our undying gratitude and appreciation!

Photos courtesy of Elliott Museum: 1947 Kurtis Kraft Midget race car; 1904 Indian Camelback motorcycle; and 1947 Packard Custom Super Clipper sedan

NEW FACES: Sara Wilson

The Board of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Wilson as our new Executive Director.

After an extensive search process, Sara was the optimal candidate bringing executive experience in both business and non-profit environments. In addition to her professional expertise, Sara’s deep love for history and literature align well with the mission of the Foundation which is to preserve Laura (Riding) Jackson’s home, maintain the Florida native plant garden which surrounds it at the Mueller Campus of Indian River State College in Vero Beach, and nurture writers through a series of literary offerings including adult and teen writers groups, summer camps, workshops, and poetry festivals.

Sara's career experience at nonprofits includes the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations and, most recently, the Humane Society of Greater Jupiter/Tequesta, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. She is a lifelong volunteer, having given her time to local civic organizations, school committees, hospitals, and tutoring groups. In her business career, Sara has participated in the launch and growth of companies from founding through national and international expansion. In between these professional and volunteer endeavors, she has also worked as a freelance writer and historical researcher.

Sara grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Tufts University. She moved to Washington, DC where she earned a Master's Degree in U.S. History at American University and remained in the DC area for the next twenty years before moving to Florida in 2016.

Marie Stiefel, on behalf of the Board, stated, “As President of the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, I am delighted to have Sara Wilson join us as Executive Director. Sara brings a rare combination of skills and experiences to the position, having spent time in the world of startups, and as an executive in a nonprofit. In addition, Sara is a life-long writer, and serious student of history. Members of our Board reviewed forty-seven applicants from New York City to Wyoming and interviewed the top four candidates. Sara Wilson is the right person to lead the Foundation into its 30th anniversary year and beyond. I know members of the community will help us make her welcome to Indian River County.”

September Lunch & Learn - Brevard County Sea Turtles - Helping them Survive

The seminar is a live-in-person event at the MRC Lagoon House Learning Campus and online. Thank you to our presenting partner, the Sea Turtle Preservation Society, for making this community outreach opportunity possible.

Marine Resources Council

3275 Dixie Hwy NE Palm Bay

Sept. 6, noon

For details and to RSVP, please visit

Nature Journaling at Environmental Learning Center

From the Environmental Learning Center:

Marjorie Shropshire will lead a free Nature Journaling Workshop at the Environmental Learning Center on Tuesday, September, 6, at 10:00 a.m. Participants in this workshop will explore the benefits of nature journaling and then walk around the ELC campus. They'll learn some of the techniques to jumpstart an engagement with what biologist E. O. Wilson calls "the little things that run the world" and discover joy in small details. Although steeped in science, nature journaling is good for personal wellness. By observing and documenting your surroundings, one creates a deeper connection with nature. 

There is no charge for the hour and a-half workshop and no experience is necessary; drawing beginners are welcome. Sign up on the ELC website:

Nature Journaling with Marjorie Shropshire

Marjorie Shropshire grew up in Miami, Florida, and regularly visited the Everglades, Florida Keys, and the lower southwest coast. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and leads nature drawing and field journaling workshops. Marjorie is a lifelong artist and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Design and Communication from the University of Florida. 

Help Indian River Clay with Soup Bowls

Membership not required! Don't know how to make a bowl but want to help? We look forward to seeing everyone in the studio for this wonderful cause.

Mask Policy | Update as of August 10, 2022

In response to COVID variant cases and the community's need for safety and well-being, IRC has implemented safety procedures for our members, class participants, and studio guests.

º If you have a fever, cough, sneezing or generally do not feel well, please stay home.

º If you are not fully vaccinated, we prefer you to wear a mask while in the studio.


Saturday, September 17: 10am - 4pm

Sunday, September 18: 10am - 4pm

Wednesday, September 21: 6pm - 9pm

The soup bowl project raises money for the Samaritan Center Transitional Housing program. Follow the links below to find out more about the program and the soup bowl efforts.

1239 16th Street, Vero Beach

For Martin County Artists:

WSA welcomes grant applications from organizations and/or individuals providing arts enhancement opportunities for Martin County artist and arts-related programs, projects, scholarship and internships. Collaborative projects and events are eligible.


Use the button below to see the guidelines and instructions for the online application.


On the guidelines page there is a video with tips about the application you may watch to assist you and/or you can email Nancy Turrell with questions.

Send an Email Inquiry

In Memoriam - Stuart Woods

From Penguin Random House:

Stuart Woods, # 1 New York Times-bestselling author of more than ninety novels, including more than 75 books featuring his larger-than-life detective-turned-lawyer-investigator Stone Barrington, died peacefully in his sleep at his Connecticut home on Friday, July 22. He was 84.

He had an outsized personality, craved adventure, and gloried in the thrill of life. He spent time each year at his additional homes in Santa Fe, Key West, and Mount Desert Island, Maine.

His 1981 fiction debut Chiefs, a classic American mystery saga about three generations of lawmen tangled in a web of passion, secrets, destiny, and murder in their small Southern town, established Woods as a novelist. He has since been prolific, having published over ninety novels and writing five books a year for G.P. Putnam’s Sons. His memoir, An Extravagant Life, was published in June 2022. Putnam will publish Black Dog, the 62nd book in Stone Barrington series on August 2 and Distant Thunder, the 63rdbook in the series on October 11, 2022.

Read the entire article online.

Casting Call from Treasure Coast Tourism Offices

The tourism offices of Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties announce the launch of an open casting call to find contestants to host their “Don’t Come Here: Stories of the Treasure Coast” podcast and video series that launched in 2021. The podcast completed its first season releasing 14 episodes and garnering over 2,100 downloads, over 3,000 views on YouTube and growing. With its second season on the horizon, the offices are looking for the next great podcast host to star in the series.

Think you have what it takes? Interested applicants should visit for instructions to submit applications. The casting call closes on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 5 p.m.

ARTIGRAS Seeks Artists for its Emerging Artist Program

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is calling all local artists who have never participated in an art show or festival before to apply to be part of the Emerging Artist program for the 2023 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival presented by the Hanley Foundation.

The Emerging Artist program offers selected developing artists mentoring services, professional booth photos, and complimentary tent rental. Emerging Artist applicants should proceed in the same manner as professional artists and submit their artwork online through zapplication.orgApplications are accepted from artists in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.

ArtiGras, in Palm Beach Gardens, scheduled for February 18-19, 2023, will feature interactive art exhibits, children's activities, live music, youth art and recycling art competitions among other demonstrations.


Deadline is September 26. Email, call (561) 748-3942 or visit for more information.

Photo: Derek Gores designed the 2019 ArtiGras poster

Space Coast Symphony Orchestra


The Scott Center

5625 Holy Trinity Drive Melbourne


Community Church of Vero Beach

1901 23rd St, Vero Beach

Making Music in September

It's a Grand Night for Singing at the Treasure Coast Theatre

Treasure Coast Theatre presents a fun and entertaining revue of songs from Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved musicals. Includes songs from Allegro, Cinderella, Carousel, Flower Drum Song, Me and Juliet, Oklahoma, South Pacific, State Fair, The King and I, The Sound of Music

Sept. 9 - 25, dates and ties vary.

Discounts are available for groups, students and season tickets

Town Centre Plaza (near Bealls) 

10175 South Federal Hwy (US 1), Port St. Lucie


From the Vero Beach Choral Society:

The Vero Beach Choral Society will kick off their 2022-2023 performance season with rehearsals beginning on September 12, 2022, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. This auditioned group of high-quality singers is currently looking for vocalists to join and already has concerts planned for December and April. Artistic Director Dr. Jacob Craig has scheduled a performance of “Gloria” by Antonio Vivaldi for December 13 and 14, in a collaboration alongside the First Presbyterian Church Chancel and Youth Choirs, and Symphonic Orchestra. They will also be joined by the Vero Beach High School Symphonic Orchestra. 

Currently, the Choral Society is in need of vocalists in both Tenor and Alto ranges. Anyone who can read music and has experience singing in a vocal ensemble is welcomed to join the group by audition. “Open auditions will consist of each singer singing a chromatic scale up and down acapella,” Craig said. “… we are looking to grow this group considerably and welcome all to come and join!” Visit the group’s website,, and click on “Audition” to apply. There is a $100 annual membership fee that covers operational costs for the group.

The Vero Beach Choral Society also offers a scholarship competition open to Indian River County’s graduating High School seniors and current Indian River State College students. 

For more information, please contact Joanne Alexander at, or call (305) 797-7177.

21 Years and Counting

From the Treasure Coast Chorale:

The Board of Directors and Music Director Dr. Michael Carter have announced that a full three-concert schedule is ready for the 2022-2023 season. This music group, now into its 21st year in Vero Beach, had been in hiatus for two years, returning to First Baptist Church in Vero Beach last spring. The first rehearsal has been called for Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. No audition is required to join the chorale but Dr. Carter will work with each new singer to determine where they fit into the four-part harmony traditional to our selections.

Treasure Coast Chorale specializes in themed concerts. This year's Memorial Day performance was "God Bless America" featuring patriotic songs, a salute to the armed forces, the Festival Brass Quartet, and "The Dolls" singing "Boogie, Woogie Bugle Boy" in the style of the Andrews sisters. 

In April, 2022, the selections were inspirational: You'll Never Walk Alone, You Raise Me Up, and You've Got A Friend. Other popular concerts included Let Music Live and Goin Home in 2019, celebrating Vero's 100th Anniversary, and When You Wish Upon A Star with soloist Jon Bell, Director of the Hallstrom Planeterium in 2018. Irish music and songs from Disney movies have also found a place in our repertoire over the years. This group of music lovers also forms the core of the annual performance in Vero of Handel's Messiah held just before Christmas for over 50 years and open to all interested local singers.

Coming in 2022-23:

Nov. 6 - "Let's Dance" - the chorale's songs will be accompanied by professional dancers

March 12 - "Food, Glorious Food" - chorale members will sing about food and perhaps enjoy eating with the audience

May 7 - "All That Jazz" with some of our local and professional jazz groups as guests. 

There is an annual fee of $60 and women must purchase a special costume. Our men look very elegant in their tuxedos.

All concerts are held at the First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Avenue, Vero Beach at 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Doors will open at 3 p.m. for early seating and all concerts are free with no tickets required. A donation will be requested during the concert.

Anyone who has some experience with choral or choir singing and enjoys the style of music that we offer is welcome to come to a rehearsal on Monday, September 12 at 7 pm at First Baptist Church. Please call Dr. Michael Carter at 772-567-4341 or Sally at 772-231-3498 for directions and informational detail as to the meeting place. We are looking forward to a spectacular year and hope that many of you will join us!

From Aaron Collins - Space Coast Symphony Orchestra:

We have added a special FREE benefit concert coming this September. The Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents A Heart for Ukraine, celebrating the rich cultural history of Ukraine, its indomitable spirit, and also the generosity of all of us who are moved to lessen the suffering of the Ukrainian people. Ukranian clarinetist Dmitry Perevertailenko joins prominent pianist Leslie Spotz in a program featuring the music of Ukranian composers including Verbytsky, Kashyrtsev, and Skoryk. In addition, the program will highlight popular works from Chopin, Verdi, and Beethoven.

Perevertailenko is currently taking care of his parents, sister, and niece who have all fled Kharkiv, Ukraine. This concert will benefit Dmitry’s family with both current needs and relocation assistance back to Ukraine. Admission is free, but a $25 suggested donation will be accepted.




First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach

520 Royal Palm Blvd, Vero Beach


Eastminster Presbyterian Church

106 N Riverside Dr, Indialantic

American Songbook with Dick Golden

A Treasure Coast radio tradition since 1999, “The American Songbook” is heard on WQCP online and on 91.9FM Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

September 3: This week, music from Frank Sinatra, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Ray Charles, and pianist Erroll Garner’s famous 1955 Concert By the Sea.

Jazz Vespers: A Contemporary Riff on an Ancient Prayer Service.

From Community Church of Vero Beach:

The Community Church of Vero Beach is excited for the return of Jazz Vespers on Sunday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the Courtyard. (Weather Location: Community Hall) 1901 23rd Street, Vero Beach.

Jazz Vespers began in New York City in the 1960s as a concept worship service and outreach ministry. It was designed as a service of prayer and jazz for folks who couldn't make it to Sunday morning services after playing late night gigs on Saturday night.

In this tradition, our jazz vespers service is an eclectic mix of prayer, spoken verse, ambient art, and live jazz. Through these elements, we walk through an ancient service of prayer (vespers) in a creative, informal, and multisensory way. 

Jazz Vespers is a once monthly service with music provided by our resident jazz combo: Andrew Galuska on piano, vocalist Leti Metcalfe, Brian Slawson on drums and Gary Haase playing upright bass. 

September 18 Vespers will welcome Rachel Carter Murphy as vocalist and feature Rev. David W. Johnson, Executive Minister of The Community Church of Vero Beach.

Treasure Coast Symphony Needs You

Do you play the violin, viola, cello or double bass and love classical music? We are looking for hardworking individuals who are interested in joining us. Our orchestra consists of students, teachers, parents, retirees and professional musicians. All ages and backgrounds are welcome to join us.

For information or to come see a rehearsal, contact:

Kelly Levenstein, president

Get in Touch

Treasure Coast Community Singers have begun their 20th year of Keeping People Singing on the Treasure Coast.


The Youth Chorus is open to elementary and middle school age singers and meets on Monday 4:30-5:30. They will be singing as part of the Community Choir Concert, October 8 and 9, 2022


The Chamber Singers is by audition and rehearses on Monday, 5:45 – 6:45. This choir will be presenting Handel’s Messiah On November 19 and 20, 2022. Part of this choir will then go to Carnegie Hall to perform Messiah on November 27, 2022.


The Community Chorus will present Tony Awards! On October 8 and 9, 2022. For more information about these performances and how to join these choruses, see the website,

Alexander Hamilton in Lake Wales

This exhibition at the Lake Wales History Museum examines Hamilton’s central role during the Revolutionary War and Founding period in creating the economic, constitutional, social, journalistic, political, and foreign policy templates for modern America. Using reproductions from the Gilder Lehrman Collection and the Library of the New-York Historical Society, and drawing on recent scholarship about Alexander Hamilton, this traveling exhibition helps visitors learn that Hamilton was a statesman and visionary whose life shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death.

Sept. 7-Oct. 1 - 325 S Scenic Hwy., Lake Wales 


Summer Squared: An Invitational of Great Proportions 

From Gallery 14

One Last Chance to See the Exhibit and Purchase that Special Piece 

Reception on Friday September 2nd, 5-8pm

Although  Gallery 14 is closed for the months of August and September, we welcome you to join us for the September 2nd First Friday Gallery Stroll, 5-8pm. This will be your last chance to see Summer Squared II and purchase that very special piece!! 

This very popular exhibit, inaugurated in 2021, is comprised of 12x12 innovative canvases laid out on five of the Gallery's walls in a creative installation. The exhibit will fascinate you with the variety of art and the cleverness of the entries. A juried show, the 145 pieces of artwork were 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.  We hope you will spend some of your remaining summer hours at this joyful exhibition.

The Gallery will also showcase art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, assemblage, collage, sculpture, art glass, ceramic, jewelry, and photography, by Gallery 14 artist-owners: Edgardo Abello, Lila Blakeslee, Barbara du Pont, Mary Ann Hall, Barbara Landry, George Pillorgé, Deborah Morrell Polackwich, and Dorothy Napp Schindel, as well as Walford Campbell, Joan Earnhart, Terry Green, Mia Lindberg, Viola Pace Knudsen, Francis Mesaros, Michael Robinson, and Carol Staub and artist-sales associate Jo Zaza.  Gallery 14 is located at 1911 14th Avenue n the Downtown, Historic Arts District of Vero Beach. Phone: 772 562-5525 OR visit:  

American Songbook with Dick GoldenSaturdays 8-midnighton NPR affiliate WQCS/WQCP

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