LDS Events Calendar

by | May 23, 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 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.

June 8
Shirley McKay Britsch

At age 32, Shirley found herself a widow with five children under age eight. Her children were the joy of her life, but as the last of them left home, Shirley concentrated more on her personal life and returned to school in the early 80s, earning a degree in graphic design and illustration. She has been painting professionally ever since. Shirley creates art with watercolor, acrylics, casein, collage and even Chinese inks on rice paper. She loves Chinese painting and has been influenced by travels in Asia as well as studying with Asian instructors, including Katherine Chang Liu, Glenn Bradshaw, and Marilyn Hughey Phillis. Shirley has also been greatly influenced by the luminosity of the Hudson River painters.

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events

EXHIBIT—“We Follow Jesus Christ”
Mon., May 14- August 31, Daily
An exhibit that answers questions about Mormon doctrine and beliefs.

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 7:00 PM 
MorningStar Music Center Concert
The MorningStar Music Center is a children’s learning center founded in 2002 by master music instructor Yaling Yeh. The center focuses on piano, flute and music composition, developing the joy of learning musical instruments while building confidence, discipline, and responsibility.

First Annual Church International Art Competition for Youth
Now-June 1

DEADLINE APPROACHING. 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.

16th Annual Southern Virginia University Education Conference — "Journey to Higher Ground"

June 1-2: Southern Virginia University

The theme of this year’s summer conference at SVU is “Journey to Higher Ground." Presenters will include Elder John M. Madsen, an emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as prominent LDS speakers and authors including Heidi S. Swinton, Brad Wilcox, Virginia H. Pearce, Jason F. Wright, David J. Ridges, and Madison and Debra Sowell. Visit to register.

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

Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Events

Saturday June 9 7:00 p.m.
"Joseph: A Nashville Tribute To the Prophet" presented by G.E.M.- Gospel Enlightened Music

Come hear music and see video based on the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Sunday June 10  7:30 p.m.
"One Accord"  

A cappella at its best  Join us for an evening of close harmony and delightful music.

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.

Evenings at the Museum—“The Purpose and Role of the Church Historian”

Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.

Salt Lake City, Utah (Church History Museum Auditorium)

Elder Marlin K. Jensen, Church Historian and Recorder, will discuss the purpose and role of the Church Historian as well as the importance of collecting, preserving, and sharing records. Free, but reservations are required; reservations may be made beginning Tuesday, May 29—call 801-240-9573. For more information, 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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