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Tessa Klingensmith’s Senior Design Exhibition to Showcase “Words Remain” Theme April 8 at Art D’Vine

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 6, 2016 – King University’s Tessa Klingensmith will host “Words Remain,” her senior thesis exhibition showcasing 16 pieces from her design collection. The show will take place during Art D’Vine on Friday, April 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Bristol Public Library in Downtown Bristol, Va. The showcase will include a reception, and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist.

“The name of the show is ‘Words Remain;’ through the creative process, I have combined elements of design with poetry I have written,” says Klingensmith. “For some of the pieces in the collection, the words make up the piece and the image, and in others, the words are flowing throughout the piece.

Klingensmith’s art combines her passions for creative writing, photography, and design to create a collection of visual poetry pieces. “The concept came to me during a poetry class last year. A classmate commented on a poem I wrote that you could start it at any point, and it would be the same poem; you could start at any line and keep going – almost like an infinity loop. The poem became the inspiration for my first piece of poetry designed into a circular art piece.”

Klingensmith will graduate in April 2016 with a degree in Digital Media Art & Design with a concentration in Photography and a minor in English.

The senior thesis exhibition “Words Remain” by Tessa Klingensmith opening Friday, April 8 at the Bristol Public Library is free and open to the public.


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