NAUVOO, Ill. — Applications to audition to be a young performing missionary next summer in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission are due Nov. 30. Late applications will not be considered. Each year 20 stage missionaries, two to four tech missionaries and 16 to 18 band members are selected through an audition process, and will receive a [...]

"People were so surprised with the show at Sundance," Clark said. "Some people would say, 'That was Broadway quality. Those actors were Broadway quality.' And I don't think they were exaggerating. We have a lot of local talent that's as good as anything we will see in the bigger cities. And you can chalk that [...]

"Despite his difficulties, he keeps building — strengthened by those who believe in him, and unconcerned with those who don't." Everything is Incredible from Tyler Bastian on Vimeo. via Local teacher creates viral film about man with 'impossible' dream |

“There are hundreds and hundreds of people of faith working in Hollywood, doing it quietly,” he says. via BH Interview: As1 Founder on Rebuilding Bridges Between Hollywood and the Church.

Three movie interns have a little advice for you as you choose your future career. Some people want to be famous movie stars—on the big screen, in front of all the lights, cameras, and action. But others prefer to be behind it all instead. Consider Cammon Randle, Chantelle Squires, and Jimmy Anderson. These three are [...]

"He told me to get my affairs in order," says Ballam, who sought a second opinion in Houston and a third in Denver, both of which resulted in the same head-shaking as in New York. He was a seriously sick man. He knew it was time to move home. Says Ballam, "New York City is [...]

When the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, was first created in 1963, attendance was so low some days that the employees would go out to the road to recruit people to come watch them perform. "It is because of the faith of these people that the center is still around today," said Ray Magalei, [...]

When Bloomberg Businessweek used a sketch of an angel appearing to Joseph Smith as the cover for its July 16 issue about the LDS Church finances, it inadvertently chose an image tied to the sacrifices and faith of a Mormon pioneer artist. C.C.A. Christensen was born in Copenhagen in 1831, a year after Joseph Smith [...]

I am writing this article for my children. They are big Alex Boye’ fans. They got that from their old man. When I first heard him sing, I just popped. He was at Brigham Young University at a Mormon Arts Festival. We talked for hours, and I told him then and there he had a [...]

"I've made a covenant with God that I would devote everything I have to building his kingdom here on earth, and the magazine seems like a good way to help do that," Crowder said of the publication that shines the spotlight on Latter-day Saint artists and their talents. via Magazine provides Mormon Artists with sense [...]

Vern Swanson- "We do send a few edgy pieces up, but mostly we want to create peace and serenity for the temple," he says. "We are looking for something that can add to the quality of the experience. The temple is not a place for confrontation. "Besides, those who make the decisions have a tendency [...]

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“There is really no way to study the history of art without seeing the works firsthand,” said Assistant Professor of Art History Heather Jensen. “It’s absolutely critical for art history students to have that experience.” via Art History – Study Abroad | College of Fine Arts and Communications.

Rose Datoc Dall, an artist and one of the spotlighted Mormons in the LDS Church's new ad campaign, was thrilled when she would Google "Mormon" and the re-launch of would be one of the top results. "It's so, so cool," Dall, 42, said. "It's amazingly inspired. Sometimes you do a search and really negative [...]

"Not a single person has said, 'Hey, you're the girl in the ad,'" said Barney, who was featured in one of the new ads. "No one in my ward has even seen it!" Barney lives in the Sunset Heights 8th Ward in the Sunset Heights Utah Stake where she teaches Relief Society and handles [...]

God's purpose for the artist in the Gospel plan is ultimately the same as for all his children: to bring to pass their immortality and eternal life. Each of us must use our tools, our gifts and opportunities to triumph in the contest of mortality. Immortality is a gracious gift; eternal life may demand that [...]

HOLT, England — He's Britain's most talked-about young artist. His paintings fetch hefty sums and there's a long waiting list for his eagerly anticipated new works. via 8-year-old painting prodigy is new art world star | Deseret News.

Looking back, Annette Kleinhenz can see how her daughter Megan always had an eye for art. "She liked to write and draw on everything, but we never took it seriously at all," she said. They take her seriously now. Megan Kleinhenz Payne designed her father's political campaign advertisements, created her brother's business website, caricatures teens [...]

When I first met Nancy I thought, “She must be a convert. There’s no way a life long member would ever say that.” via Glowworms for Jesus: the Expressive Arts meets the Enrichment Committee | A Motley Vision.

Many parents look for summer camps for their children to attend and one local camp keeps growing in popularity. Lucero Marin has hosted a summer art camp for the past four years. The first year, there were five students. This year, there were 60. Her students’ art work will be on display today at the [...]

We call upon you in the arts, you my precious brothers and sisters, to expand your vision of what can be done. If we're going to fill the world with goodness and truth then we must have artists who are worthy to receive inspiration so they can bless the lives of our Heavenly Father and [...]

To you, why does theatre matter? This should be Theatre with a capital “T”, meaning all theatrical endeavors from movies to pageants. Artistic endeavors civilize us, teach us, and give us formulas and thoughts to live by. I’d like to quote Brigham Young who said, “Upon the stage of a theater can be represented in character, [...]

There is a deep yearning for the expression of eternal things that lies at the roots of great art. It seldom seems to find satisfaction these days because so much of what has taken the place of art in our lives is hostile to the things of eternal worth. Nevertheless, if we are to commit [...]

It was 1970, and Crane just finished his only semester at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. Uncomfortable at the “hippie school,” he left to go on a Mormon mission to Uruguay. In the capital city of Montevideo he climbed on his apartment roof and started taking pictures of the skyline and [...]

The soft but vibrant lighting inside the Assembly Hall matched the warmth in the voices of those who spoke of Arnold Friberg at his funeral Saturday on Temple Square. via Friberg painted as a big-hearted man with a God-given gift | Mormon Times.

Historically, illustrations help convey the scriptural stories found in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Artists’ creations vary in concept and content. From the familiar compositions of Arnold Friberg (1913–2010), who passed away 1 July 2010, that define Book of Mormon characters in oversized, muscular terms, to the gentle, even romantic impressions [...]

We must recognize that excellence and quality are a reflection of how we feel about ourselves and about life and about God. If we don’t care much about these basic things, then such not caring carries over into the work we do, and our work becomes shabby and shoddy. Real craftsmanship, regardless of the skill [...]

For many years, glass temples of miniature proportions have topped wedding cakes of LDS couples. One former business that sold glass LDS temples and other miniature figurines closed its doors three years ago. Long-time residents may remember the business Krystal Kreations, which was located in an Orem mall. People would gather round the counter, as [...]

We call upon you in the arts, you my precious brothers and sisters, to expand your vision of what can be done. If we're going to fill the world with goodness and truth then we must have artists who are worthy to receive inspiration so they can bless the lives of our Heavenly Father and [...]

The sweet music of love changes everything within us and around us; it opens our hearts in a way that nothing else can. Even in the midst of life’s challenges and difficulties, love fills us with a sense of gratitude, hope, and renewal. It’s like a wonderful song that never ends. via Music and the [...]

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