LDS Events Calendar

by | May 16, 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   

May 18
Linda Curley Christensen

Linda born in Idaho, reared in Salt Lake City, Utah, started painting when her family was young.  She has received substantial attention in recent years being privileged to paint for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center, South Visitor’s Center of Temple Square, and temples throughout the world, as well as heading a mural team. Linda, a very prolific artist herself has found a new love in mentoring other artists. Recognition’s include the National Gertrude Folgeson Art Award, signature status in Oil Painters of America, and she was named one of Utah’s top 100 Artists. She recently won the championship round of the worlds first "Western Art Rodeo".

May 25
Jenny Elizabeth
Classically trained symbolist and figurative artist Jenny Elizabeth was raised in New England and the Western United States. In 2005 she attended the Carl Bloch Academy. She travels frequently throughout Europe studying art and art history. At present she owns Ava Fine Art Studio with Patrick Devonas, in which she paints full time and teaches privately.

June 1
Robert Boyd
For eight years Robert A. Boyd has been creating images of temples around the world in a unique fine-art style. A professional photographer for nearly seventeen years, Robert traveled the world photographing for clients, when one day his mother-in-law expressed her longing for a beautiful picture of the temple, and suggested that he should use his talents to photograph the temple in his artistic style. As soon as he began to try this it seemed as if new, beautiful scenes were now waiting for him every time he went to photograph. Robert hopes to share his feelings of the beauty of the temple as he strives to illuminate his photographs with peace, light and balance. He lives in Utah with his wife, Eleah, and their five children.

"Seasons of Love" by Cantico: The Portland Chamber Singers
May 18: Portland, Oregon (The Old Church)

Join Cantico, a Portland choral group formed by two BYU alumni and a BYU-Idaho alum, as they perform a variety of styles, including works by Mozart, Copland, Duke Ellington and Dolly Parton. Concert is on Friday, May 18th at 8 pm at The Old Church. Visit to get tickets.

Los Angeles Visitors' Center Event

Friday, May 18, 7:00 PM
The Music of David Blasucci

Join us for a night of enjoyable and spiritual music. Visitors Center located at 10777 West Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center Events

Sunday, May 20, 7:00 PM
Why I Believe: Olga Campora

Olga Kovarova Campora was born, raised, educated and joined  the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). She came to the United States in the early 1990s where she helped to establish the Czech language program for the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. She is the author of Saints Behind Enemy Lines, the story of her life in Czechoslovakia. Sister Campora currently serves as Relief Society President in the Columbia, Maryland  2nd Ward, and she and her husband, Randy, are the parents of two children.

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.

Southern Utah Heritage Choir: A Musical Tribute to our Country
America, My Home
Our Quest for Freedom
Friday, June 8th
DSC Cox Auditorium

Men and Women of Faith lecture—“The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities”

Thursday, June 14, 7:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City, Utah (Church Office Building Auditorium)

A surprising number of physically and emotionally disabled Mormon emigrants attempted to cross the plains to Zion. Mormon emigrant companies probably had a higher percentage of disabled people than non-Mormon companies, because of the Latter-day Saints’ belief in priesthood power. Presenter Bryce Fifield tells of the sick, wounded, lame, and blind whose stories shed light on the broader cultural narrative of the Latter-day Saints. Admission is free. For more details, call 801-240-2272 or click here.

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

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