LDS Events Calendar

by | Apr. 18, 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 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.

May 4
Sarah Richards Samuelson
AKA: The Tulip Lady! "I believe that flowers exist to beautify our world and bring us joy," says Sarah. "The beauty of a flower is so amazing, yet so fleeting. My paintings are the way that I share the joy I feel from the beauty around me."

INSIGHT INTO MY LOVE OF RED TULIPS: After the tulips bloom, the other flowers, plants and trees begin to don their colors. They take their cue from the awakening tulips. Tulips are a sign of spring; they are a sign of rebirth. Their splendor begins the new season and encourages the rest of nature to join the celebration. Tulips are the beginning, the hope of things to come, and the reassurance there is indeed a God who loves us and provides for all our needs, leaving us uplifted and edified. 

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

Sunday, April 22, 7:00 PM
Night of Music and Inspiration
Some of the DC–area’s most gifted LDS instrumentalists and vocalists will present a concert of spiritually uplifting music by noted composers Mendelssohn, Griggs, Tchaikovsky, Telemann and Brahms.

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

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

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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