LDS Events Calendar

by | Dec. 14, 2011

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Christmas in the Valley Concert

Featuring Wayne Burton, Jessie Clark Funk, April Meservy, Rebecca Lopez and One Voice Children's Choir

Thursday Dec. 15th, 7pm

Pleasant Grove Jr. High, Pleasant Grove, UT

Tickets $8, buy at or at the door

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

December 16
Annie Henry, with Clark Burbidge
Annie Henrie graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in April, 2010. She has shown her work in galleries since the age of 16 and is the daughter of Cary Henrie, a well known illustrator and fine artist. Clark Burbidge, author of the newly released children’s book A Piece of Silver, which was illustrated by Annie, will join her. Clark will sign this memorable book about a homeless orphan boy living in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, who slips into a stable one night as a place to sleep. Readers witness the Savior's birth through eyes and heart of this young untainted Sumarian boy.

The week before Christmas, we will have a new artist every day!

December 17
Rose Datoc Dall  
Rose Datoc Dall will be visiting from her home in Washington, DC.  Her work is distinctive for her unique graphic style and use of vivid color. Mrs. Dall’s artwork is featured on Rose has received several awards and honors for her work including the Purchase Award 2009 for her painting entiitled “Flight” at the 8th International Art Competition, in which the acquisition was added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Church History and Art. Framed giclee prints of this image are available at the Flagship Fine Art Gallery.

December 19 

Julie Rogers
Julie Rogers known for her vibrant colors and impressionistic style, masterfully executes pastels, watercolors and oil paintings. Julie has painted over 85 images of pioneers. 

December 20 
David Bowman
David Bowman says, “In my Expressions of Christ series, I have sought to capture the different feelings associated with our Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the perfect embodiment of every good emotion we experience.”

December 21 
Robert A. Boyd
Robert A. Boyd award winning photographic artist, having reached the top in portrait photography, stopped competing and turned his focus to his real love of Fine Art photography. During Lunch and Learn, Bob will share his stunning Temple images. 

December 22 
Jonathan Linton
Jonathan Linton’s artwork has won numerous awards and hangs in national and international collections. Jonathan has also illustrated three children’s books, two of which landed on national bestseller lists: The Spyglass - New York Times, and The Dance - Publisher’s Weekly.

December 23 
Sandra Rast
In each of Sandra's paintings there is a deep feeling of intimacy of her beliefs and emotions which she portrays through color & composition.

December 24 
Michael Bedard
Michael Bedard spends his time in Nauvoo and in Saint George, Utah.  These are perfect locations to paint the restoration of the gospel because of their rich church history, cradled in the faith, toil and sacrifices of the early saints. 

Free Garden Tours of Temple Square and Church Headquarters

Monday – Friday at 10 a.m.: Door 15 of the Conference Center, SLC, UT
Monday – Friday at noon: Church Office Building Plaza, SLC, UT
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.: Church Office Building Plaza, SLC, UT
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.: East gate of Temple Square, SLC, UT

Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center

34th Annual Festival of Lights
Now-January 1, 2012
10 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily (lights illuminated at dusk)

Join us for the 34th Festival of Lights featuring an International Creche exhibit with more than 130 nativity scenes; 16 large, beautifully decorated Christmas trees; and concerts every night at 7 and 8 p.m. in the visitors center 544 seat theater. Performers include Jenny Oaks Baker, the Mormon Choir of Washington DC, Les Miserables' Sandra Turley, the Washington Chinese Dance Academy, and many more (click here for full schedule). Tickets are required for each concert performance; they are free and will be distributed 90 minutes prior to the event. All other events are also free to the public.

26th Annual Gingerbread Festival at Historic Winter Quarters
"The Joys of Childhood"
Now-December 31

Come visit a holiday event for the whole family: the 26th Annual Gingerbread Festival "The Joys of Childhood," which will be held at the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, 3215 State Street, Omaha, NE 68112 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. November 19 through December 31.  Closed on Christmas.

Church History Museum International Christmas Crèche Exhibit
Church History Museum auditorium—45 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT
Now-January 8, 2012 
Come enjoy a display of crèche scenes from around the world complemented by sculptures, paintings, and other artwork depicting the birth and childhood of Jesus. Largge group tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance (call 801-240-4615). Open regular museum hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. New Year's Eve and Jan. 2, open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Southern Utah Heritage Choir Christmas Concert
"Christmas Was Meant for Children"
Friday, December 16th, St. George Tabernacle
Sunday and Monday, December 18th and 19th, DSC Cox Auditorium

Concerts begin at 7:00 p.m.

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