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King University Senior Taylor Lee Photography Exhibit “Beauty in Death” Nov. 17

BRISTOL, Tenn., Nov. 15, 2016 – King University Taylor Lee will host “Beauty in Death,” her senior thesis exhibition showcasing 16 pieces from her design collection. The show will take place on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at Discovery Church located at 242 Bethel Drive, Bristol, Tenn.  The showcase, which is free and open to the public, will include a reception, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist.

“The theme [of my show] is just because things are no longer young and vibrant doesn’t mean they aren’t still beautiful,” says Lee. “I named the title ‘Beauty in Death’ because [my photographs are of] flowers that are dead or dying.”

Lee says she is drawn to flowers because they have been a constant in her life, but recently death has been a part of her life also. “Every year we would get flowers and plant them in the yard and such. The aspect of death comes from having a lot of sickness and death in my family surrounding my life. Hopefully, the combination of the two will make for an intriguing exhibition, and people will see the beauty I’ve seen. I hope when they leave they will have a different perspective on life and the little things.”

Taylor Lee will graduate in Dec. 2016 with a degree in Digital Media Art & Design with an emphasis in Photography. Following graduation, the Richmond native hopes to utilize her photography and design skills with a magazine or newspaper publication.


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