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Student photography show focuses on beauty through struggle

Lukas Williams show Dark Matter

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 3, 2018) — A photography exhibit titled “Dark Matter,” by Milligan College senior Lukas Williams, of Newport, Tennessee, will focus on the beauty that can come from mental illness.

The show opens Sunday, April 8, with a reception from 2-4p.m in the Milligan Art Gallery, and both are free and open to the public. The exhibit will remain open until Friday, April 13.

“Through my personal experiences with mental illness, I have developed the ability to turn mental darkness into physical art that can be used to communicate to all people that they are not alone and that beauty can come from darkness,” said Williams, a photography major who has struggled with anxiety and depression since childhood.

Regarding the exhibit title, Williams said that “Mental illness is the dark matter that constructs a large mass in the lives of many, but we have the choice to let that darkness either consume or move us.”

Posted by on April 3, 2018.