Hi! I am the Director of Public Affairs for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in the Tri-Cities area. I was wondering if you might consider posting this on your blog? It's truly an honor that Kingsport is able to host this exhibit, as it as only been to much larger cities. I have posted the sample release below to tell a little about it. It's truly amazing.
To see a preview visit: http://www.reflectionsofchrist.org/
Thanks so much,Melissa Golden
P.S. I received your email from a good friend of mine, Peter Roueche.
Witnessing the life of Christ
New photography exhibit shows Christ in a whole new light
What if you could have been there the night of Christ's birth? Or the day of his baptism? What would it have been like to sit at his feet while he taught the people — the sinners, the children, the apostles? What would the sky have looked like over Gethsemane?
Photographer Mark Mabry’s exhibit, Reflections of Christ, is a unique witness of the Lord Jesus Christ through the stunning realism of photography. (See a slide show preview at ReflectionsofChrist.org).
Catch the exhibit November 1-8 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – 100 Canongate Road, Kingsport, weekdays 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 3pm-8pm. Closed Monday.
Mabry’s 26 images of New Testament-era scenes from the life of Christ, including the Nativity, his miracles, and his death and resurrection, will make people feel like they are personally witnessing the Savior’s most awe-inspiring moments.Reflections of Christ is fast-becoming internationally known to people of many Christian faiths. The 31-year-old photographer first displayed an exhibit of the photos in Mesa, Ariz. last January and it was an immediate hit. More than 100,000 people saw it there, and more than 1.3 million from around the world have clicked online to see Mabry’s images.That led to a North American tour, a coffee table book of the images, a making-of DVD and a CD of the music that plays in the exhibit. The exhibit is currently touring Canada and the U.S., including stops in Edmonton, New York, Detroit, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Washington D.C. and we now have the privilege of hosting it in Kingsport – the only city in Tennessee to receive this honor.# # #
About the AuthorMark Mabry studied art photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography at Santa Barbara, California. He owns a photography studio and is a professional photographer focusing on family and commercial portraiture. Reflections of Christ is his first book. Mark and his wife, Tara, and their three young children live in Mesa, Arizona.
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