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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
Linda Curley Christensen
Linda was born in Idaho, reared in Salt Lake City, Utah, and started painting when her family was young. She has received substantial attention in recent years afer painting for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at their Conference Center, South Visitor’s Center, and temples throughout the world, as well as heading a mural team. Recognitions include the National Gertrude Folgeson Art Award, signature status in Oil Painters of America, and being named one of Utah’s top 100 Artists. Linda believes familiar scenes and people around us all the time are waiting for the right moment, the right light to illuminate their beauty, thus giving a rare glimpse of their soul.
Jonathan Linton’s artwork has won numerous awards and hangs in national and international collections. Jonathan has also illustrated three children’s books, two of which landed on national bestseller lists: The Spyglass - New York Times and The Dance - Publisher’s Weekly. Jonathan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Brigham Young University and continued his studies in New York City and Florence, Italy. Jonathan and his wife have four children and live in the Washington DC area.
Mary Fielding Summerhays
"Although my watercolors are lighthearted impulse paintings, . . . their spectrum is broad enough to include the Lord's generosity with us in providing temples to strengthen our ties to Him – the ultimate relationship." Mary studied privately for years with Loran Folland, later studied art at BYU and apprenticed with J. Kirk Richards. She has received awards from Museums and competitions, and illustrated for documentaries on BYUTV, but says, "nowhere is my art more meaningful than hanging in our home as a constant testimony for my five kids – my truest work of art."
Men and Women of Faith Lecture: LDS Women's Education, 1875-1896
Thursday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah (Church Office Building Auditorium)
Andrea Ventilla presents stories of 19th century women’s education. The education of Latter-day Saint women in the late 19th century was similar to women’s education generally on the American frontier. The increasing demand for women professionals could be satisfied only by vocational education. One individual that will be dicussed in Ellis Shipp. She left Utah to study at the Philadelphia Women’s Medical College, then returned to Utah and practiced as a doctor. She went on to establish the School of Nursing and Obstetrics in 1979, thereby helping to education Latter-day Saint women. Admission is free. Find out more, or call 801.240.2272.
Blue Mountain Music Group Presents: Folk Tunes of the Mormon Pioneers
Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City, Utah (Church History Museum Auditorium)
Embracing a variety of traditional song, the folk music Blue Mountain plays has railroad, pioneer, Mormon Battalion, Nauvoo, and Restoration themes. The performance will roughly trace the chronological history of the LDS Church—from its origins in the East, to Salt Lake City and beyond, continuing on into the railroading and cowboy days. Audience participation is encouraged, and lyrics will be displayed so that everyone can sing along. It will be a historic and folkloric evening of learning and entertainment. Admission is free. Find out more, or call 801.240.4615.
Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center Events
Sunday, November 11, 7:00 p.m.
United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble for Veteran's Day
The Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center is pleased to commemorate Veterans Day with a performance by the United States Army Band Trumpet Ensemble. The U.S. Army Band – “Pershing’s Own” – created the Trumpet Ensemble in 2009, and this group of eight accomplished musicians has quickly garnered an international following, performing in Germany, Australia as well as numerous concerts and recitals in the Washington DC area. In honor of Veterans Day, the Ensemble’s concert will feature patriotic music.
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Night of Music and Inspiration
This spectacular cultural celebration has become a treasured tradition at the Visitors’ Center. The This event includes uplifting music and thoughts under the direction of the Washington DC North Mission.
Same-Gender Attraction: Reconciling Faith and Feelings Conference
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Provo, Utah (Utah Valley Convention Center Grand Ballroom)
This first-ever public presentation brings together a number of people who have experienced same-sex attraction, including several persons who now have successful opposite-sex marriages. They will offer insights into how they have reconciled their challenges and their traditional moral values, including the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other therapists and scholars will provide additional perspectives. Admission is free (although a $5 donation is gratefully accepted). Open to the General Public.
Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Events
Sunday, November 18, 7:00 p.m.
Zion's Voice Musical Performance
"Zion's Voice" will present a special musical program at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors' Center Sunday November 18 at 7:00 pm. Don't miss this excellent singing group and their wonderful program.
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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