LDS Events Calendar

by | Apr. 11, 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  

April 13
Annie Henrie
Annie graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 2010, but has shown her work in galleries since the age of sixteen. Her work is currently shown at Bronze Coast Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the daughter of Cary Henrie, a well known illustrator and fine artist, who has taught his daughter how to paint and draw since kindergarten, and has been inspiration for his daughter throughout her life. 

April 20
Amy Richards
Art has always been a part of life for Amy. Extensive travel has enabled Amy to view and appreciate great master works of art throughout Europe, China, and the Middle-East--and yet she is drawn continually to the simple beauty of the Tennessee landscape. Pastures, rolling hills, and old wooden barns fill Amy's miniature oil paintings: reminders of the lush greenery and tender landscape of her formative years. Amy currently lives in Woodland Hills, Utah.  She and her artist husband are the parents of four children who love to draw and paint. 

April 27
Howard Lyon
Howard was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, to supportive  parents, who even when he was very young, made sure he had the materials and education to hone his talent. Howard and his wife, Shari, are raising their three children in Mesa.

Howard's work can be found in products from Dungeons and Dragons books, World of Warcraft cards, Magic the Gathering, Orson Scott Card’s Inter Galactic Medicine Show and Star Wars. He has studied art in Italy, France, and most recently at the Grand Central Academy in New York.  Howard combined these experiences to expand his subject matter to create inspirational pieces in the style of some of his favorite old masters: William Bouguereau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and John William Waterhouse.

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.

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.

Saturday, April 15, 7:00 PM
Mormon Choir Easter Concert
The Mormon Choir of Washington DC will present its annual concert of spiritual music befitting the Easter season. They have titled this year’s concert "Sound the Trumpet."

Saturday, April 21 7:00 PM
Fan-Ya Lin Concert
Fan Ya Ling is a classically-trained pianist whose performance will entertain and thrill music lovers all ages, especially those who appreciate the music of the masters.

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 or

9th Church International Art Competition
Church History Museum; 45 West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
Now-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.

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.

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