LDS Events Calendar

by | Aug. 29, 2012

LDS Life

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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 31
Ruth Hewlett Buckmiller

Ruth studied under many professional artists and received awards for painting both in watercolor and oil painting. She also studied at BYU and received a BA in Fine Arts and an Associate Degree in Graphic Arts at SLCC. She has worked and painted with Linda Curly Christensen on the LDS Temple murals, 10 to date, including Draper Utah and Oqhirrh Mountain Temples. Of art, she says, "For as long as I can remember I have made art. Most good art has at its base an abstract structure of shape and value.  I look for that and sometimes I like to stop painting just at that basic under structure of shape and value. Other times I try to make a conceptual version of shape and color and leave it for individual interpretation. It is like hearing and developing a symphony."

September 7
Robert A. Boyd

For eight years Robert A. Boyd has been creating images of temples around the world in a unique fine-art style. 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.

September 14
Eric Dowdle

Folk artist Eric Dowdle has applied his unique style to depict cities around the world. His paintings have been honored and displayed in exhibits and galleries everywhere. They stand apart as they encompass the essence of what people feel about their homes and country. Recently, Eric completed the LaVell Edwards Stadium and unveiled the original at the Flagship Gallery. The U of U Stadium and the BYU Stadium will be the focus of Eric’s Lunch and Learn visit, as the football game will be played the day after his visit! Framed canvas giclee’s of both stadiums will be at the Flagship as well as puzzles of each stadium.

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events

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

EXHIBIT—Julie Rogers  “Yesterday, Today and Forever”
September 7 - October 28
Beautifully created oil paintings show how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same Church the Savior established during His earthly ministry.

Sunday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. 
Julie Rogers Fireside
Julie Rogers, the gifted artist of the “Yesterday, Today and Forever” exhibit at the Visitors’ Center, will speak about the meaning of the exhibit and her experiences in creating the beautiful paintings depicting the Savior and the restoration of His gospel.

Indiana Mid-Single Adult Conference - "Wanderers in a Strange Land"
October 12-14, 2012
Indianapolis, Indiana Stake Center

Come attend workshops and enjoy games, food, and dancing, all while meeting great singles. Register by September 15 and receive a free t-shirt. Learn more information and register for the Indiana Mid-Single Adult Conference.

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.

Saints and Sinners Half Marathon
October 27, 2012
Just outside Las Vegas, Nevada

Church members in the Las Vegas area are organizing the first annual LDS Saints and Sinners Half Marathon to take place this October and would love it if you would add it to your event calendar. They are doing this with the purpose of bringing LDS runners together for a fun weekend activity. The event is a complete volunteer-run event so that the proceeds can benefit missionaries. Learn more at

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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