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Hendrix Art Professor Part of New Butler Center Exhibit

Payne, Maxine - 20150827 - 11581092CONWAY, Ark (January 5, 2017) – Hendrix College photography professor Maxine Payne is one of three Arkansas artists featured in the Arkansas Committee Scholars Exhibit.

The exhibit, sponsored by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, runs January 13 through February 10 at the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies in Little Rock.

The exhibit showcases work by three recipients of its Polly Wood Crews Scholar Award, established in 1995. Payne is the 2013 Scholar Award recipient.

The artists will be honored during exhibit receptions on 2nd Friday Arts Nights from 5 – 8 p.m. January 13 and February 10 in the Butler Center’s Arkansas Artists Retail Gallery.

The receptions and the exhibit are free and open to the public.

The Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts is an affiliate of the national museum, which is dedicated to celebrating the creative contributions and accomplishments of women in the arts. The museum is in Washington, D.C.

Payne’s award stipend assisted her travel to complete the series shown in her exhibit, Rural Women and Globalization, a collaboration with Hendrix anthropology professor Dr. Anne Goldberg. The project melded oral history and documentary photography to investigate commonalities among rural women’s lives at five sites — San Luis, Costa Rica, in Central America; Bagamoyo, Tanzania, in Africa; Vihnh Linh, Vietnam, in Indochina; Agua Prieta, Sonora, in Mexico; and Douglas, Arizona.

Read more about the exhibit here.

Learn more about another Maxine Payne project here.

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit