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Go-Go’s Jane Wiedlin performs with Miami Artist Beatriz Monteavaro at Exhibition Opening Night!

Beatriz Monteavaro
This piece by artist Beatriz Monteavaro depicts the Go-Gos' about to rescue Adam Ant, Bela Legosi and Gary Numan as they're trapped in the Notre Damn cathedral with zombies.

The work of Miami-based artist and musician Beatriz Monteavaro is distinctive for its densely drawn narrative images and environments.  It’s also distinctive for its representation of pop culture icons including Gary Numan, Adam Ant and the all-women new wave band The Go-Go’s. A retrospective exhibition of her work titled “Beatriz Monteavaro:  Vacation,” opens Jan. 16 at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers. 

The show includes several never-before-exhibited works by Monteavaro.  Tonight’s exhibition opening will also include a performance by Monteavaro and Go-Go’s guitarist and founding member Jane Wiedlin.  We’ll talk with Monteavaro, Wiedlin and Rauschenberg Gallery Director Jade Dellinger.

Event Details:

“Beatriz Monteavaro:  Vacation,” is a retrospective exhibition at the Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, 8099 College Parkway SW., Building L, South Fort Myers

Exhibition Dates:  Jan. 16 – March 28

Exhibition Opening:  Jan. 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Opening reception will feature a performance of classic Go-Go’s songs by Go-Go’s guitarist Jane Wiedlin

Admission:  Free

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.