LDS Events Calendar

by | Jun. 13, 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   

June 15
Jennifer Thompson
A native of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jennifer Polley Thompson received her BA in art from Brigham Young University. After many years and five children, she decided it was time to go back to the studio. Her vivid still lifes and florals are painted directly from the flowers she cultivates in her garden. Though she views herself a little “old fashioned” in her focus on florals, others view her work as fresh and bold! Jennifer now works from her home studio in Orem, Utah. 

June 22
Scott Sumner
Scott was born in Denver, CO, has lived in Utah for the majority of his life. He served an LDS Mission in Belgium and France and has six children with his wife, Stacie Jo Duran. He has received several awards for his work depicting Jesus Christ from the Intermountain Professional Photographers Association of Utah (IPPA) where he served as a member of their Board of Directors for four years. He is a founding board member of the Inspirational Art Association. 

June 29
Robert T. Barrett

In addition to being an accomplished painter, muralist, and illustrator, Robert Barrett is also a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has exhibited his work in many art shows including those at the Society of Illustrators in New York, the Directors Guild of America, N.Y., and the National Arts Club, N. Y. Robert was an Artist in Residence at the Kimball Art Center as the recipient of a joint grant from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Utah Arts Council. He has received multiple awards for his work both locally and nationally. A few of his clients includes Houghton Mifflin Hartcourt, Viking USA - with their imprints Puffin, Penguin, and  and Deseret Book. He was recently selected as the 2010 “Distinguished Educator in the Arts” by the Society of Illustrator’s in New York City. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Pastel Society of America, the Portrait Society of America, and  Salmagundi Club.

37th Annual Utah Valley Single Adult Conference

June 26-July 1

Orem, Utah

Our theme this year is "Be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole." The week’s activities include a picnic in the park, temple sessions, workshops, firesides, service projects, mingles, dances, church services, a concert from the group Imagine, and a banquet with David Osmond. Single adults age 31 and older are invited to attend. For more information and to register for the conference go to our website. Early registration ends on June 20th.

Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center EventsSunday June 24, 7:30 p.m.
"One Accord"  
A cappella at its best  Join us for an evening of close harmony and delightful music.

Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m.
"Celebrate America" - Tapestry 
Tapestry is a women's choir that blends in beautiful harmony. They have been singing together for 22 years.  

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 16, 2012, 7:00 PM 
Alex Boye and the Mormon Choir of Washington DC
International recording artist and Mormon Tabernacle Choir soloist, Alex Boyé, will join the Mormon Choir of Washington DC for a concert of spiritual and secular music that will delight music lovers of all ages.  A beautiful voice and engaging stage presence make Alex Boyé a consummate entertainer.

Why I Believe Devotional - Alex Boye
Alex Boyé, recording artist and Mormon Tabernacle Choir soloist, will perform with the Mormon Choir of Washington DC, and will share the story of his conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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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