Wichita photographer accentuates nature’s vibrancy

News Date: 
Mon. 08/18/2014

Photographer Mickey Shannon has combined his passions for photography and travel into a career that allows him to capture the brilliance of nature throughout the world. 

Shannon will be displaying some of his photographic images Aug. 11 to Sept. 12 in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery at Friends University. There will be a Final Friday reception from 5-7p.m. Aug. 29. 

“When I travel, I try to photograph some of the best that a new place has to offer. From a world-renowned alpine lake to the inside of an elegant Swiss castle room to a locally famous statue during a thunderstorm, each place I visit has its own unique and amazing places,” Shannon writes on his website. “I particularly love the color of nature and try to bring that out as much as possible. From a meadow of wildflowers on the side of Mount Rainier to a classic Kansas sunset, my photography tends to gravitate towards the colorful and vividness of nature. And just because I go for the best a location has to offer doesn't mean I always try to find the most famous mountain or location. Many times I spent hours researching a new place before visiting so I can find something unique about it that gets overlooked.” 

Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. To learn more about Mickey Shannon’s work, visit his website mickeyshannon.com

For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu. 

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