LDS Events Calendar

by | Feb. 08, 2012

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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 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.

February 24
Mark Stahmann
Mark’s work focuses on realism. Whether it is his portrayal of Christ's sufferings for us, or a simple portrait of a child, Mark seeks to communicate realistic and tangible emotions. His work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York City, London, and Florence as well as throughout Utah. His most recent work, The Worth of a Soul, was shown at the Springville Museum of Art's annual religious show, earning an Award of Merit. 

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.

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, 12 February, 7:00 PM
Singing Sensations Childrens Choir 
Come listen to a beautiful performance by children of the Baltimore Metropolitan area. The Singing Sensations Youth Choir was founded with the hope of exposing underprivileged youth in the area to the diverse aspects of the performing arts. Students, ages 5-18, are provided with a myriad of performing opportunities exposing them to other people, cultures, and musical experiences in Maryland and throughout the country.

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.

9th Church International Art Competition
Church History Museum; 45 West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
March 16-October 14, 2012
weekdays 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Church History Museum sponsors a worldwide art competition for Latter-day Saint artists every three years. This year’s exhibition features over 200 works selected from 1,155 entries, representing a worldwide range of media, styles, and cultural traditions. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call 1-801-240-3310.

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