Mercer alumna allowed to showcase her art on campus after 49 years

“I showed him the paintings that I wanted to put into the senior exhibit. He told me they were too controversial.” MACON, Ga. — If you walk into the doors of Hardman Hall on Mercer University’s campus, the first thing you will see are a bunch of paintings, but they aren’t just any paintings — they’re Gwendolyn Payton’s paintings.

She attended the university from 1968 to 1972, and during those years, she says her professor tried to talk her out of a dream.

“He spoke to me and said he didn’t think I was smart enough to get a degree from […]


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