"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 | ksl.com.


“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.


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 [...]


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 [...]


“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.


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The artistic gem was created by stonemason and LDS Church Bishop Thomas Battersby Child Jr., with help from Utah sculptor Maurice Brooks, as a tribute to faith and the craft of masonry. The quartzite and granite sculptures date from 1945 until Child’s death in 1963. via Gilgal Garden celebrates 10 years as a public park [...]


"Not a single person has said, 'Hey, you're the girl in the ad,'" said Barney, who was featured in one of the new Mormon.org 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 [...]


BLACKFOOT — Mosaic artist Dick Beauvais didn’t mind curious hands touching his detailed mosaic work. To him, he enjoys being able to share and teach the art. Beauvais’ Jesus mosaic drew attention from many passersbys at the fine arts exhibit at the Eastern Idaho State Fair Friday evening. via Creating sacred works of art – [...]


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.


Utah painters of the late 1890s and early 1900s flocked to the ancient volcanic remnant. Alfred Lambourne tackled it. JT Harwood, John Hafen, Richard Tallant assayed it as well. So did Paul Fjellboe, a painter so eccentric he loaned his numerous works to Salt Lake City medical and dental offices for a nominal deposit, then [...]


Certainly, many have a hidden wish to be whisked back in time. Not forever — just to go back for a meaningful visit, to experience firsthand those places and events that were meaningful to our pioneer ancestors. As far back as I can remember, I've felt a strong desire to know them, to be among [...]


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 [...]


Naked walls and bare tabletops can be intimidating to amateur decorators — that is, to most of us. But there's bona fide artwork out there — online, maybe in your hometown — for every budget. Sleuthing out what suits your space and taste is part of the fun. "Art is a great investment and it [...]


In August of 2008, I was in the middle of painting one of two compositions of Eve for a series of paintings of Women of the Bible on which my daughter, Elspeth, had been working for several years. via Meridian Magazine – Hope In A Darkened World – Meridian Magazine.


An artist had dreams of creating a stained glass window for his church building — and then he gave them away. Tom Holdman, lauded art glass creator and winner of this year's Best of State Award for Arts and Entertainment, always thought it would be neat to design a window for the LDS meetinghouse he [...]


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 [...]


An artist had dreams of creating a stained glass window for his church building — and then he gave them away. Tom Holdman, lauded art glass creator and winner of this year's Best of State Award for Arts and Entertainment, always thought it would be neat to design a window for the LDS meetinghouse he [...]


The painting is small but exquisitely done, rich with detail, full of impact and emotion. You can almost feel the rocking boat, almost sense the peace that is to come. via Expression of faith: BYU Museum of Art presents 'James Tissot: The Life of Christ' | Mormon Times.


To Muslims, he is known as the Merciful, the Guardian, the Omniscient, the Magnificent. Christians, too, join in by praising God as the Judge, the Giver of Life and the Truth. The Islamic tradition of knowing The 99 Most Beautiful Names of God struck a chord with Andrew Kosorok, an LDS artist who embarked on [...]


Deb Banerjee, a curator at Utah State University Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, served as juror, selecting 25 pieces from 18 Western artists. Most are from Utah, including Chris Purdie, another BYU sculpture student. via UVU unveils its first juried art show | The Salt Lake Tribune.


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 [...]


Richard G. Oman's enthusiasm for and understanding of Arnold Friberg's now-iconic Book of Mormon paintings makes him the perfect person to walk us through these larger-than-life images most of us have grown up with. They are now on permanent display in the LDS Church Conference Center in Salt Lake City, meaning you can see them [...]


Arnold Friberg’s passing this week is cause to reexamine him. His work has been a victim of backlash lately from the High Minded. (I suspect because of the massive influence his Book of Mormon paintings have had on depictions of the book’s characters, particularly of Lehi’s family. It’s simply understood now that, for instance, Nephi [...]


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 [...]


Someone once said to a hesitant, prospective woodcarver who didn’t know quite how to begin, “Start making some chips!” Our first feeble attempts at creativity are often no more than that. But they are a beginning. Beauty and truth are all about us, beckoning us to respond. But perspiration usually precedes inspiration, and pondering, reverentially, [...]


Every individual has creative capacity. The satisfaction and growth creativity generates is intended for each of us, not just for the most gifted. To “try it” takes courage. via LDS.org – New Era Article – Try It!.


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 [...]

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