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Mother & Daughter Artists Open Joint Exhibition “Seed, Time, and Harvest”

The Art of Wanda Hamilton (left) and Challen Rivera (right)

Chicago-based painter Wanda Hamilton has teamed up with her daughter, Fort Myers-based artist Challen Rivera for a joint exhibition of their work titled, “Seed, Time, and Harvest” in the Grand Atrium the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.

Works in the exhibition express the artists’ perspectives on ethnicity, identity, love, and family.

We’ll catch up with the artists ahead of the exhibition’s opening reception, Friday, Feb. 5. The exhibition runs through Feb. 26.

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.