LDS Events Calendar

by | Feb. 22, 2012

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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 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. 

March 2
Steve McGinty
Steve’s education in art ranges from studies at the University of Utah to travels in Russia, Paris, and England. He continues his education through painting and studying with other artists, visiting museums and art shows, and reading art books. Steve admires the spontaneity and light of the Impressionists and the rich values of the old masters. He saw many of these works first hand in Russia and Paris, and has combined the strengths of these two schools to create his own style. He feels that the sounds, smells and atmosphere play an integral role in the true emotion of each painting. He is President of Plein Air Painters of Utah. 

March 9
Kendall Harris
Ken received a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts degree from Western Oregon University. Ken was an artist at American Greeting’s World Headquarters in Cleveland Ohio for 12 years. He owns and operates a decorative painting business specializing in murals and specialty interior finishes. This work feeds his family but his love for “en plein air” painting feeds his soul. Ken lives in the St. George area with his lovely wife Jan. 

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.

Saturday, 25 February, 7:00 PM
Alfred Street Baptist Church Choir and the Mormon Choir of Washington DC
The Alfred Street Baptist Church Senior Choir, one of the DC-area's best known and most accomplished gospel choirs, was established in 1865 after control of the church property was returned by the Union army which had used the facility as a hospital and recruiting station. The Mormon Choir of Washington, D.C. was organized in 1980 and has appeared often before capacity crowds in the Nation's Capital, Maryland and Virginia.  The choir is unique for its beautifully presented musical witness of Jesus Christ. (See

Southern Utah Heritage Choir: Spring Choral Concert
A World of Dreams
Songs My Mother Taught Me
Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd
DSC Cox Auditorium

Men and Women of Faith Lecture—Jane’s FaithThursday, March 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Church Office Building Auditorium, 50 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah
Max P. Mueller presents the story of Jane Manning James in the second of this year’s Men and Women of Faith lectures sponsored by the Church History Library. James was the daughter of a freed slave and a convert to the restored Church. She knew Joseph Smith well in Nauvoo, and she was one of the first pioneers to settle Utah. While she faced many obstacles because she was a woman, an African American, and a Mormon, her faith sustained her in meeting her challenges. Admission is free. For more information, click here or call or 801-240-2745.

Evenings at the Church History Museum: Artists at WorkFriday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (guests may come any time between 6:30 and 8:30)
Church History Museum; 45 West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Held in the galleries of the Church History Museum, this Evenings at the Museum event features invited artists demonstrating their talents by setting up works of art in progress and actively working on them while museum guests watch and ask questions. Admission is free. For more information, call 801-240-4615 or visit

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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