LDS Events Calendar

by | Mar. 14, 2012

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Understanding and Parenting ADHD
Saturday, March 17
10:30 a.m.-12 Noon
Farmington, Utah (IntraLife Performance Center)

This seminar is free of charge; space is limited to call to reserve your seat: 801-451-0054. Address is 722 W. Shepard Lane, Suite 102 in Farmington.

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 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 (General Young Women Broadcast)
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.

Join us the week before general conference as we have special guests joining us each day!

Monday, March 26
Ben Behunin
Ben thought pottery class at Highland High would be an easy "A," but it proved to be neither easy, nor an “A”. It did, however, begin a 24-year-long dance with the clay that has taken Ben to exotic places such as Idaho, North Carolina, France, Germany, England, Italy, Austria and Hawaii in pursuit of his education and his passion.  For the past 15 years Ben has been making his living exclusively as a potter.  He is also the writer of The Niederbipp Trilogy and the father of two budding potters. He and his wife Lynette live in SLC, just inches away from Ben’s whimsically magical studio, Wild Rooster Artworks.

Tuesday, March 27
Cortney C. Lunt
Cortney graduated from Southern Utah University in 1998 with a degree in art. Shortly after graduating, she had her first child. Since then, she has considered herself a full-time mom and a part-time artist. Painting is just a part of who she is though, so her usual daily routine consists of kids, housework, and painting. Through the years she has painted mostly with watercolors, and is most well known for her LDS temple paintings.

Wednesday, March 28
Robert A. Boyd
Robert opened his photography studio in 1995. Instantly a success, demand for his photography grew, and he soon found himself photographing clients all around the world. Having reached the top in portrait photography, Robert turned his focus to his real love of Fine Art photography. Robert is focused on expanding his portfolio and spending time with his wife Eleah and their 5 children.  

Thursday, March 29
Two Fine Talents!
Stan Watts, Artist, Sculptor and Bronze Foundry Owner, Stan has done many LDS - themed bronze sculptures. Today, world renowned sculptor will join painter, Annie Henrie who graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from BYU. She has shown her work in galleries since the age of 16. Born in Manhattan, New York, Annie is the daughter of Cary and Sauni Henrie. Cary Henrie, a well known illustrator and fine artist. 

Friday, March 30 & Saturday, March 31
Brian Kershisnik
Allowing for inspiration in the form of a peculiar hunch, Brian Kershisnik welcomes the influence of children, artistic greats and cave paintings in his oil on paper and panel works. Purposely avoiding following one rigid technique, Kershisnik allows for experimentation and inspiration to guide his open-ended images. He contends that the purpose of his art is to facilitate the understanding of what it means to be human - the awkward discoveries, happy encounters, deep sorrows and immense joys.

Saturday, March 31 - Ladies Night
Julie Rogers
Julie is known for her vibrant colors and impressionistic style, masterfully executes pastels, watercolors and oil paintings. “I love to record the simple things people do each day and capture the emotion of the moment. I only pray that as an artist, I may stir the heart of the viewer to a heightened sense of peace and joy.”

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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:30 PM
Night of Music & Inspiration
With the theme “His Hand Is Stretched Out Still,” talented missionaries of the Washington D.C. North Mission, under the direction of Sister Gordon will present musical numbers and inspirational thoughts to strengthen testimonies.

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 7:00 PM
Heart of Maryland (Sweet Adeline's)
This multi-talented group of women of all ages, professions, and ethnic backgrounds is under the direction of Karen Collins.  As members of Sweet Adeline’s International they have sung in regional competitions and performed in local communities and in the surrounding areas.

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.

Savior of the World
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Friday, April 6, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

This production is coming to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will be put on by the local stake members. It is one hour long and is free. The Saturday matinee is open to families with children under 8 years old. The address is 851 NW 112 Ave, Plantation, Florida, East Sawgrass Mills. Don't miss out!

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