The works of Evangel University photography instructor Lane Simmons are featured in Rosette Studios Gallery for the month of December.
“I am drawn to light and movement and split seconds of time and how the culmination of those elements bring photography to life,” said Simmons.
Rosette Studios, 214 S. Campbell Ave. in downtown Springfield, features a different artist each month, with an opening event during First Friday Artwalk.
Everything in the store and gallery is produced by limited production artists, and they have the work of more than 70 artists in store at all times. New products are brought in every month.
“I discovered photography when I was 16 years old,” Simmons continued. “Photography gave me the instant ability to express myself in ways I couldn’t in other art forms. When everything comes together in the frame, there’s nothing like it in the world.”
Simmons graduated from Evangel University in 1996 with a degree in Communication Studies.
After working for nine years as a freelance photographer, he was invited back to coordinate the University’s photography program. A few years later he returned to the classroom as a student, while teaching a full load, and earned his Master of Organizational Leadership from Evangel in 2011.
Outside the classroom, he continues to improve his craft as a freelancer and doing volunteer work for the creative team at James River Church, where he has attended since 1994.
Photography at Evangel
Each program provides instruction in traditional film and digital photography, as well as traditional darkroom techniques and computer imaging software.
For more information, visit the website or call (417) 865-2811 and ask for the department of your choice.