Temple Square, SLC, Utah
February 1-16, 2013
Over the course of several weekends, BYU Winterfest 2013 will feature BYU's Ballroom Dance Company, Young Ambassadors, Living Legends, and Men’s Chorus in the Conference Center Theater. Experience the wonder and splendor of music and dance as internationally acclaimed Brigham Young University performing groups take the stage. Tickets are required and can be obtained by visiting www.lds.org/events or calling 801-570-0080.
Lunch and Learn Series with Deseret Book Artists and Authors
Every Friday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Downtown Deseret Book Store, SLC, Utah
Feb. 15: Ben Behunin
Ben Behunin began working with pottery as a freshman at Highland High. That experience began a 24 year long dance with the clay that has taken Ben to exotic places, such at Idaho, North Carolina, France, Switzerland, Germany, England, Italy, Austria and Hawaii in pursuit of his education and his passion. For the past 17 years, Ben has been making his living exclusively as a slinger of slime and a maker of mudpies.
In 2009, after nearly twelve years of being a closet-writer, Ben published the first of his Niederbipp Trilogy, Remembering Isaac, the wise and joyful potter of Niederbipp. This was followed by Discovering Isaac later in 2009 and Becoming Isaac in 2010. His latest book, Borrowing Fire, was released December 2012. He is currently working on forty-seven other books that may be released sometime in the next fifty years if he can overcome his ADD.
Feb. 22: Annie Henrie
Annie graduated in Illustration at Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. She began selling paintings in galleries at the age of 16. Some of the most influential experiences for her art have been living in England and Italy on study abroad courses. Her primary influence is from Pre-Renaissance masters, along with the feel of antiquity. Pre-Renaissance work has inspired a lot of the compositions, colors, and patterns she uses in her own work. Much of the art she does is figurative, primarily women and children in mixed media of acrylic, oil, charcoal pencil, and gesso texturing. More than anything she aims to create a window of peace in the attitudes and expressions of her figures, in which they mostly appear to be thinking.
Mar. 1: Anne Oborn
A native of Pocatello, Idaho, she graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelors of fine arts degree. She was a scholarship recipient of Sergei Bongart, the famous Russian Traditionalist Impressionist who lived in Santa Monica. Springville Museum of Art, BYU Utah, BYU Idaho, and Church of Jesus Christ Art Museum have her paintings in permanent collection. Reproductions of her paintings have also been featured on book covers and in magazines.
Men and Women of Faith Lecture: “Erastus Snow, Faithful Servant”
February 14, 7 p.m., Church History Library, SLC, Utah
This lecture has a very special guest: Elder Steven E. Snow, Church Historian and Recorder, will speak on the life of Erastus Snow, Elder Snow’s great-great-great grandfather and early Church apostle.
Time Out for Women "HIGHER" Tour
March 8-9, Memphis, Tennessee; Visalia, California
Come be elevated with us! The Time Out for Women 2013 "HIGHER" Tour is coming for a full weekend of inspirational messages and music.
RootsTech – Family History and Technology Conference
March 21-23, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Join us at the 3rd annual RootsTech Conference, a family history and technology conference, hosted by FamilySearch, and discover new ways to look at your family, your history, your story. Early bird registration ends Feb. 15, 2013!