LDS Events Calendar

by | Feb. 01, 2012

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Love and Learn Getaway Special
March 29-31
Cabins in Mountains of Northern Utah

Two-day/night Marriage Retreat. Thurs. 5:30-9 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. check-out. Click here for more information.

BYU Winterfest
January 28, February 4, 9-11, 17, 18

BYU Winterfest - an exciting performing festival of singing and dancing - will be taking place over the next four weekends in the Conference Center Theater. Acts include Vocal Point, Young Ambassadors, BYU's Concert Choir, BYU Singers, BYU's modern dance company, and BYU's ballet company performing The Snow Queen. Click here for more info.

**Lunch and Learn Events are back beginning this Friday!

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

February 3
Robert Thomas Fitt
Robert Fitt was born in 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his BS degree in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. He was at once a husband, father, skilled brick mason, builder, and later, an art teacher and a school administrator.He sketched, painted and sculpted at home as a hobby all his adult life.  Robert’s Lunch and Learn appearance will focus on his sculpting talent. He has studied under Avard Fairbanks, Stan Watts and Clayton Robbins. 

February 10
Anne Marie Oborn
Anne Marie is a traditional realist who accents her work with a sense of impressionism. A Native of Pocatello, Idaho, she graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Idaho State University. Color harmony and quality of light are characteristic of her sensitive portraits, sunlit floras, and bravura landscapes. Honored by the authors, Anne Marie has illustrated three books: The Daffodil Principle, A Mother’s Love, and His Gift. She is a signature member of Oil Painter’s of America.

February 17 
Liz Lemon Swindle
Liz began her painting career in first grade. Her first exhibitions were on the refrigerator, encouraged by her father. In the early 1980s she tutored under renowned wildlife artist, Nancy Glazier. In 1992, Liz began painting a subject matter she had long desired to approach: her faith. Her paintings are now held in corporate and private collections around the world and have been published in countless magazines and books. She is extremely prolific, and has created numerous paintings around a central theme, one group being of the life and experiences of Mormon prophet Joseph Smith, and another group centered on the life of Christ.

Washington DC Temple Visitors Center Events

January through March (Daily--10:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Art Exhibit Black History Month 
Paintings by Horace Day (1909-1984) capture the look and feel of 1970's life in Alexandria, Virginia, with his distinctive streetscapes and portraits.

Sunday, 5 February, 7:00 PM
Reader's Theater--"A Special Destiny" 
Touching stories of the challenges and sacrifices of Black pioneers told in word and music.

Men and Women of Faith Lecture
Thursday, February 9, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah (Church Office Building Auditorium, 50 E. North Temple St.)

Elder Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy will be presenting "Men and Women of Faith in Church History," at the first lecture of the year.  This new series of lectures, sponsored by the Church History Library, looks at men and women from Church history to learn how their faith enabled them to overcome seemingly insurmountable trials in their lives. Admission is free.

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

First Annual Church International Art Competition for Youth
Now-June 1

For several years The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has held a general International Art Competition. This year, the Church invites youth in particular to submit their work to the first-ever competition for youth. The winning pieces will be on display between November 16, 2012, until June 17, 2013. The first round of entries should be submitted electronically and adhere to the rules and requirements. Click here for more info.

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