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Evangel photography instructor Lane Simmons featured at Rosette Studios

Published on Dec 5, 2017 by Mallory Johnson

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.

A-Lane Simmons Slide
Slide, by Lane Simmons. Is it a journalistic photo or an artistic photo? // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

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.

B-Lane Simmons Mountains and Train
Mountains and Train, by Lane Simmons. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

“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.”

C-Lane Simmons Sailboat and Stars
Sailboats and Stars, by Lane Simmons. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

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.

D-Lane Simmons Coming Storm
Coming Storm, by Lane Simmons. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Photography at Evangel

A photography minor is available from two departments at Evangel University — the Communication Department provides a multi-media emphasis, while the Humanities Department has a fine arts emphasis.

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.