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After 50 Years, Athens-based Artist Has Work Showcased


The Lyndon House Arts Center is featuring an exhibit by Athens Artist Gwendolyn Payton. Excerpts from Faith of a Dreamer: Artworks by Gwendolyn Payton was spurred by a 2020 exhibit at Mercer University, some 50 years after Payton was denied a showing and an art degree at the university due to racial discrimination. The exhibit runs through March 12th. Here’s part of a longer conversation with Payton, which can be heard on Athens News Matters.