LDS Events Calendar

by | Mar. 07, 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

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. 

March 16
J. Kirk Richards
Kirk is becoming increasingly known for his accomplishments as a painter of Judeo-Christian themes. While not all of his paintings are overtly religious, the majority of his themes stem from spiritual ideas and narratives. He continues to work in a surprising variety of styles, but most of his paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, general use of symbolism and metaphor, and an emphasis on lyric composition. His work is found in private collections across the country. He attributes much of his love for the arts to an early emphasis on music in his home. As a teen he turned from music to visual arts.  

Thursday, March 22
James Christensen and Robert Millet
James C. Christensen’s award-winning art is prized in collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his fine art paintings, his featured work is the focus of two acclaimed books with author Robert Millet, current director of Religious Studies at BYU. Their newly released book, “Lehi’s Dream”, is a valuable new contribution to the world of Latter-day Saint art and literature. More than a dozen new images were created to illustrate the thought-provoking text by Robert L. Millet. A limited edition leather-bound “Lehi’s Dream” will be available at the signing with James and Robert, March 22.

Friday, March 23
Elizabeth Rast Stanely
Elizabeth grew up in a family filled with artists. Her love of painting took her abroad to study in Europe at the University of Neuchatel Switzerland. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Utah with an emphasis in painting and drawing. She has been a graphic designer and has experience in many other mediums, but has found oil painting to be her love. As a mother Elizabeth has found that her artwork has been enriched by those experiences that motherhood has offered to her.

Saturday, March 24
Cristall Harper
A graduate of BYU with a BFA in painting, Cristall became a full-time artist in 2008 and the demand for her work continues to grow.  In addition to various private collectors, her most recent corporate collectors include Riverside Country Club and Zion’s Bank. Cristall was thrilled to paint the Young Women Values into tulips and she hopes this painting, “Standing As A Witness”, brings joy to many girls and leaders in the YW program.
Bar J Wranglers Concert
Saturday March 10th, 7 p.m.
Rexburg, Idaho (Madison High School Auditorium)
The Madison Fire Department in Rexburg Idaho presents the Bar J Wranglers Concert. Tickets are $15 and benefit the Madison Fire Department and the Madison Fire Department Pipe Brigade.

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, March 10, 2012, 7:00 PM
Paul Cardall Concert
Award-winning pianist, lecturer and author Paul Cardall will perform the music that has entertained audiences and inspired people worldwide.  (This concert is free and tickets will be distributed 90 minutes before concert.)

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 7:00 PM
"Why I Believe:" Paul Cardall
Paul Cardall will share his remarkable story of recovering from a debilitating heart disease and going on to become one of the world’s foremost New Age pianists. Paul will also perform the music that has entertained and inspired people all over the world. (This event is free but tickets are required--distributed 90 minutes before event.)

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.
Gifted Music School Concert, Featuring Leon Fleisher
March 24, 2012
Salt Lake City, Utah (Libby Gardner Hall)

Saturday, March 24, 2012, the Gifted Music School welcomes Mr. Leon Fleisher, legendary pianist, who will be joining their orchestra for their Spring Gala Benefit Concert which will be held at Libby Gardner Hall at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 or $5 with Student ID. Call 801-913-2868.

Mr. Fleisher will be giving a Master Class on Friday at 10 a.m. at Libby Gardner. It is free and all are welcome.

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