Events Calendar

by | Mar. 23, 2011

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
March 25 & 26
Rose Datoc Dall
Mrs. Dall's artwork is predominately a contemporary figurative exploration in painting and printmaking. Mrs. Dall has received several awards and honors for her work, including the recent Purchase Award in 2009 for her painting entitled Flight at the 8th International Art Competition of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in which the acquisition was added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City.

April 1 & 2
Del Parson
After earning his MFA from BYU, Parson became a gallery and portrait artist. In 1978, a tragedy changed his life when his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident. He felt the Spirit of God helping him through the tough times and began to paint religious subjects to give others the sense of hope that he found and to share with them his love of life. Parson now lives in Utah with his wife and six children.

April 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Steve Blake
Blake has created unique, skillfully hand-crafted, leather-bound replicas of the original 1830 Book of Mormon. The pages have been photo-mechanically reproduced at actual size from press sheets printed in the original run at E. B. Grandin printing press in Palmyra, New York, preserving the appearance of the type and content of the book exactly. Care has been taken to reproduce the book as faithfully as possible. These books are signed by Utah Artist Steve Blake who will be our guest in the Flagship store.

April 2, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Cassandra Barney & Emily McPhie
Cassandra Barney, her father, James C. Christensen, and her sister Emily McPhie delight in working together. “Painting together in his studio, the three of us have developed a wonderful synergy, critiquing and encouraging each other to experiment with colors, surfaces and textures,”
Barney says. Their art explores motherhood and avenues for gathering strength, beauty and wisdom from life.

April 8
Brad Teare
Teare built a successful career illustrating for publishers such as The New York Times and Random House. In 1994 his aspiration of portraying the landscape in woodcut and oils reasserted itself and he moved to Providence, Utah where he shares a studio with his wife, trompe l’oeil painter Debra Teare. The woodcut Allegory of the Olive Trees was purchased by the Church Museum of Art during the 7th International Church Art competition. This limited edition print is currently available for purchase at the Deseret Book Fine Art Gallery in SLC. Teare will be demonstrating his technique in woodcut.

Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center Events
Mormon orchestra of Washington DC
Sunday, Mar 27, 7:00 pm
This extraordinary Chamber Concert by the Mormon Orchestra will feature strings, as well as trumpeters, two flutists, and two French horn players.  The program will include works from Dvorak, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart.  Todd Hughes, tenor, will sing If With All Your Heart, from Elijah by Mendelssohn. This orchestra has some of the finest professional instrumentalists in the Washington DC metro area. 

Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection
March 25 at 7:30 p.m.: BYU-Idaho Center
Performed by students, faculty and community members at Brigham Young University-Idaho, this musical production of Savior of the World, based on scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ, features over 500 cast members. Tickets are $3 and may be ordered by phone at 496-2230 or online at No children under the age of 6 will be admitted.

Ladies’ Night at Deseret Book
April 1 & 2: Deseret Book flagship store, SLC, UT
This is the place to be conference weekend, with artists, author signings and free giveaways. On April 2, Ladies’ Night starts at 6 p.m., with author signings and product giveaways (a door prize will be awarded to the first 100 people). An annual tradition of Deseret Book for nearly 30 years, Ladies Night is a time where women gather together to socialize during the Saturday priesthood session of LDS General Conference. For a calendar of artists and appearance times, click here.

Church History Library: Treasures of the Collection
April 1 from 5-9 p.m. &
April 2 from 12-2 p.m., 4-9 p.m.: 15 East North Temple, SLC, Utah
Come enjoy a rare and unique display of historical items from the archives of the Church History Library.  View seldom seen historic books, photographs, manuscripts, journals, and minutes relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Quilting: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow event
April 7 from 6:30—8:30 p.m.: Church History Museum, SLC, UT
Several expert quilters will set up demonstration tables and informally interact with museum guests as they share information they have gleaned from years of creating beautiful quilts. Museum guests can ask questions, learn new techniques, and receive advice from quilters. Author Carol Nielson and quilt researcher Suzanne Hudson will also be sharing information about two important historical quilts. Light refreshments will be served.
“Lamb of God” by Spire Chorus and Orchestra
April 8 at 7:30 p.m.: Tabernacle, Temple Square, UT
“Lamb of God” is a sacred work composed and conducted by Rob Gardner for choir, orchestra, and soloists. Beginning with the story of the raising of Lazarus, the choir, narrators, and soloists representing those who knew and loved Jesus – Martha, Mary, Peter, John, Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and others – bring to life the events of those sacred days and hours. Tickets are required and can be obtained over the Internet or by calling 801-570-0080 (locally) or toll-free 1-866-537-8457 (1-866-LDS-TIKS). There is a limit of four (4) tickets per person.

Lecture: Emmeline B. Wells
April 14 at 7 p.m.: Main Floor Auditorium, Church Office Building, SLC, UT
Sponsored by the Church History Library, this lecture features Emmeline B. Wells, an advocate for women’s rights, who focused her energy on helping women improve their lives. She represented Utah women for many years in several national women’s associations and worked in the Relief Society organization for over three decades.

The Temple Square Chorale's Easter Concert
April 22 & 23: Tabernacle, SLC, UT
Featured on the program is the "Faure Requiem," a late nineteenth-century composition that is an ideal contemplation for Easter as we celebrate Christ's love for us and the triumph of life over death. Also featured will be works of Beethoven, Walton, Gounod and Leinback. For tickets, visit or call 801-570-0080.

Seek My Face: Recent Artwork on Scriptural Themes exhibit
Now – June 2011: The LDS Church History Museum, SLC, UT
The exhibit will feature twenty-nine American professional artists, all from various backgrounds, but sharing a common religious orientation. The painters and sculptors have expressed stories from the Bible and The Book of Mormon in new, original pictures.  These contemporary works share insight into subjects that depict the life and teachings of the Savior.

The Gospel Blesses My Life Exhibit
Now – July 4: Church History Museum, SLC, UT
Through art, children from forty-two countries share how knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed their lives. This artwork will also be featured in the “Our Creative Friends” section of the March 2011 issue of the Friend. Admission is free. For more information, visit

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