LDS Events Calendar

by | Mar. 28, 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  

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

Monday, March 26
Ben Behunin
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
Painting is just a part of who Cortney, 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
Having reached the top in portrait photography, Robert's focus is now 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.”

April 6
Mary Summerhays

“Although I grew up right outside of Chicago Illinois, the desert has always been my home.  As a teenager I studied  Utah’s great Impressionist tradition  with Lorrand Folland. More recently I have studied with J. Kirk Richards, Robert Barrett, Justin Taylor, and Greg Newbold.  I have had the fun of illustrating for BYUtv and for the Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith Family foundation and Joseph F. Smith Family Outreach Committee. Although my watercolors have achieved a lot of acclaim for their unique impressionistic beauty, my heart aches to express the metaphor of life. In particular I work to portray our common human need for relationships.”

Treasures of the Church History Collection Open House
March 22-April 7
Mon-Wed, Fri: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thurs: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Church History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah)

This year’s open house features Latter-day Saint cultural events and celebrations. Artifacts, photographs, and programs from July 24th celebrations, Gold and Green Balls, the Hill Cumorah Pageant, and other Church festivals are highlighted. Admission is free. Items from the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, and the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Games are also on display, and the history of Church sports—principally baseball and basketball—are also showcased. The exhibit will extend its hours to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24 and Friday, March 30. Saturday, March 31 hours are 12:00-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-9:00 p.m. 

For more information, click here, or call 801-240-2745.

Washington DC Temple Visitors Center Events

Now through April 30 (Daily--10:00 AM to 9:00 PM)
Textiles Exhibit: "Family Ties" 
A juried exhibit of handmade quilts, embroidery, weaving, needlepoint, and counted cross stitch.

Friday April 6, 2012, 7:30 PM
Bountiful High School Choir
The award winning Bountiful High School Choir from Utah, under the direction of Larry Smith, has performed in venues across the world.  This talented choir has consistently received superior ratings.

Saturday, April 7, and Sunday, April 8, 2012, 7:00 PM
"The Garden"
The Garden, written by Michael McLean and Bryce Neubert, is an allegorical oratorio of Gethsemane, a musical tribute to the Savior and the consequences of his atoning sacrifice. It will be performed by multi-talented Young Single Adults from the DC area under the direction of composer and singer-songwriter Perla Antoniak.

Men and Women of Faith Lecture: “God Made Me Deaf”
Accounts from deaf Latter-day Saints, 1846-1916
Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Church Office Building Auditorium (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Before the first branch for the deaf was organized in 1917 in Ogden, Utah, deaf Latter-day Saints maintained strong faith in the gospel, despite little or no opportunity to magnify their Church membership. Little-known first-person accounts from these Latter-day Saints, as well as reported accounts, record their declarations of faith and will be presented by Anne Leahy. Admission is free. For more information, click here, or call 801-240-2745.

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.

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!

BYU Easter Conference
April 7, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Joseph Smith Building at BYU-Provo

BYU Religious Education and the Religious Studies Center will host BYU's annual Easter Conference. The speakers, Elder Gary J. Coleman, Andrew C. Skinner, and Gaye Strathearn, will talk about the Savior, his life, his mission, the Atonement, and his influence in our lives today. The conference will also feature special vocal and instrumental presentations. Prepare for and celebrate the Easter season by attending this wonderful conference. Admission is free, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Southern Utah Heritage Choir: Easter Concert
Friday, April 6th St. George Tabernacle
Sunday, April 8th, DSC Cox Auditorium
Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer

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.

Sugar Hill LDS Choir
7th Annual "America, Home Sweet Home" Concert
April 28-29, 7 p.m.

The 50-voice Sugar Hill LDS Choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be joined by the 55-member Gwinnett Community Band for their seventh annual FREE, two-day community concert themed “America, Home Sweet Home.” In addition to paying tribute to the armed forces, the evening will include a variety of musical favorites from Broadway to patriotic to folk songs. No tickets needed. For additional information, call 404.375.7882, or visit or

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