LDS Events Calendar

by | Aug. 01, 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   

August 3
J. Kirk Richards
J.Kirk Richards is becoming increasingly known for his accomplishments as a painter of Judeo-Christian themes. While not all of his paintings are overtly religious, the majority of his themes stem from spiritual ideas and narratives. He continues to work in a surprising variety of styles, but most of his paintings exhibit a love for the human figure, general use of symbolism and metaphor, and an emphasis on lyric composition. He attributes much of his love for the arts to an early emphasis on music in his home. As a teen he turned from music to visual arts. 

August 10
Two artists from out of state!

Howard Lyon began his career studying illustration, and for 15 years he worked in the video game industry as an art director, concept artist, and freelance illustrator, painting dragons and trolls or scenes from science fiction. His work can be found in products from Dungeons and Dragons books to 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 into inspirational pieces in the style of some of his favorite old masters: William Bouguereau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and John William Waterhouse.

Rose Datoc Dall (who will also be visiting the store on August 11) creates pieces distinctive for their unique graphic style and use of color. Her art is featured on, and Rose has received several awards and honors for her work including the Purchase Award 2009 for her painting titled “Flight” at the 8th International Art Competition, in which the acquisition was added to the permanent collection at the Museum of Church History and Art. Framed giclee prints of this image are available at the Deseret Book Flagship Fine Art Gallery.

August 17
Ken Packer 
Ken is a designer and a bronze sculptor. He studied art at Cambridge High, Boston College and Brigham Young University, graduating in 1974 with a BA in Design and Sculpture. His bronze sculptures fall into three categories: western, wildlife and historical. He has been greatly influenced by his father, Boyd K. Packer, as well as Lance Turner, and by U. Grant Speed. He has been the designer at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum on the BYU Campus since 1983.

Orange County Singles Conference
"Pursue Your Path to Happiness"
August 2-6, 2012 

Come join 1,200 LDS Singles from all over the U.S. in California's largest LDS Singles Conference, "Pursue Your Path to Happiness," sponsored by all 16 Orange County California Stakes. It will have a little something for everyone: unlike other conferences, this year's conference will focus more on mixing and mingling with all-age 31+ activities as well as some separate activities for each "decade," 30s Midsingles, 40s, 50s, etc. Plenty of opportunities (both in large scale & smaller scale activities) to mix & mingle, and make new friends.

Expect great dances (both all-age and Midsingles Dances), inspiring workshops, harbor cruise, beach parties (Newport and Doheny), speed mingling (by age), and a visiting General Authority. For more info and registration visit

Church History Museum Men and Women of Faith Lecture
“I Loved the Work”: Stories from the Life of Ann Cannon Woodbury
Thursday, August 9 at 7:00 PM
Church Office Building Auditorium, 50 E. North Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

Kim Woodbury will share stories from the life of Ann Cannon Woodbury, sister of Apostle George Q. Cannon. Ann converted to the gospel when she was eight years old and never wavered in her testimony. She and her husband, Orin Woodbury, were called to help settle St. George, Utah. Her new surroundings were forbidding, but she devoted herself to making a life for her family there and building the Church and community. Living into her 90s, her faithfulness was an example to her family for generations. Admission is free. For more details, visit [] or call 801-240-2272.

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.

Tuesday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. 
“Why I Believe” Fireside: President Matthew and Sister Dawna Riggs
President Riggs, newly called President of the Washington DC South Mission, and his wife will speak.

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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