Artist J. Kirk Richards Paints Themes of Faith and Christmas

  Artist J. Kirk Richards has always been drawn to spiritual subjects. In fact, a quick review of his work shows numerous Christ-themed works illustrating the Nativity, including one called “Nativity in Reds.” Reds aren’t his only chosen hue (or even his favorite), but the spirit of Christmas is found in every color and almost […]

State of the Art: Lost and Found

Artist Brian Kershisnik’s ‘She Will Find What Is Lost’ is one of his most loved, most recognized and most revered paintings. It’s currently displayed at the LDS Conference Center, but at one point it was rolled up behind his mother’s couch. Before moving his family to Provo, Brian Kershisnik lived in the small town of […]

Face the Music: Interview with Alex Boye

Alex Boye is the face of music in Utah. He’s the face of African members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For eight years, he was the face of the Tabernacle Choir. Just this year, he became the face of anti-suicide. And for this Utah Valley Magazine article, he’s the face of […]

NYC audiences catch vision of UVU stained glass installation

Depicting the entire scope of human knowledge in stained glass may sound like an impossible feat, but a small army of Utah Valley artisans and academics tackled the task and captured the attention of New York City artists this week. Utah Valley University President Matt Holland, glass artist Tom Holdman of Holdman Studios and UVU […]

Prominent artist gives Utahns a TASK to create and connect

[pullquote]  If you go… When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5–8 p.m. Where: Mapleton Memorial Recreation Center Cost: FREE Site: Facebook event [/pullquote] Armed with aluminum foil, tape, string and raw creativity, more than 50 students at Mountain View High School created a masterpiece Wednesday — one of interpersonal connection and transformation more than a tangible […]

Local artist prepares special window for Mt. Timp temple

When the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple reopened this week, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who visited may have noticed a new piece of glass installed on the west side of the building near the entrance with the phrase “Holiness to the Lord, the House of the Lord” carved into it. All temples […]

11 unique Mother’s Day gifts you’ll find at Beehive Bazaar

[pullquote] If you go: When: April 30–May 2 and May 7–9 Thursday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday: 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Where: The Startup Building, 560 S. 100 West in Provo Cost: FREE Site: [/pullquote]Mother’s Day is around the corner. Puzzled by what to give the woman who has it all? Beehive Bazaar, a biannual art […]

Keep it glassy: 5 reasons to sign up for an art class at Holdman Studios

1. You’ve probably never done anything like it.  Glass blowing is a hands-on experience unlike any other. In the Holdman Studios state-of-the-art facility at Thanksgiving Point, students work alongside professionals to create beautiful stained glass, glass flowers, or more complex objects like paper weights, bowls and platters. How many of your friends can say they’ve […]

6 Christmas paintings you need to know

Art and Christmas are inseparable. Here are some of the season’s most notable strokes of Jesus. (And a few of Santa, too.) 1. Brian Kershisnik’s “Nativity” This 2006 painting, measuring 7 by 17 feet, went on display in BYU’s Museum of Art in 2007 and depicts a concourse of angels visiting the newborn Christ child. Kershisnik studied […]

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Compiled by Alyssa Sharp Art Ongoing American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection of American Art, BYU Museum of Art, Museum Hours, Free, Visit: Ongoing Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self, BYU Museum of Art, Museum Hours, Free, Visit: Ongoing Types and Shadows: Imitations of Divinity, BYU Museum of […]