Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

"At the Pulpit" - Panel Discussion with Kate Holbrook

Join us Tuesday, March 28th, at 7 pm for a panel discussion with Kate Holbrook, co-editor (with Jenny Reeder) of AT THE PULPIT: 185 YEARS OF DISCOURSES BY LATTER-DAY SAINT WOMEN. 

"At the Pulpit" is the culmination of years of editorial work by Holbrook and Reeder at the LDS Church History Library, and the roundtable discussion of the book will include:

-Camille Fronk Olson
-Neylan McBaine
-George Handley

Come and participate in this important discussion. The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.


Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - Lecture and Signing

Join us Monday, March 13th, at 7 pm for a special guest lecture and book signing by Pulitzer Prize winning LDS historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, author of A HOUSE FULL OF FEMALES: PLURAL MARRIAGE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN EARLY MORMONISM, 1835-1870.

Dr. Ulrich, whose acclaimed book A MIDWIFE'S TALE earned her both a Bancroft Prize and a Pulitzer Prize, is also notable for coining the aphorism "Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History." Monday she will present a short lecture on her research followed by an audience Q&A.

Come and participate in the discussion, meet the author, and get a signed copy of this amazing new book.

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

David and Sara Lindsay - Art Opening

Join us Friday, March 10th, at 6 pm for the opening of "The Wind Might as Well Be a Part of the Landscape," a exhibition of new work by David Chapman Lindsay and Sara Lindsay. 

David and Sara are married and reside in Lubbock, Texas. Both have exhibited their work in galleries in the US as well as Italy. David's work involves painting on unusually stretched canvases inspired by architectural forms. Sara's conceptual sculptures and and images utilize natural elements -- dirt, seeds, gravity, clay -- as well as domestic textiles. Both artists produce work that considers the relationship between human experience -- domestic, agricultural, exploratory -- and the landscape in and around Lubbock in all its raw beauty.

This exhibition will run through the end of March, and Friday's reception is free and open to the public.

Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

What a Feminist Looks Like - International Women's Day Panel

Join us on International Women's Day (Wednesday, March 8th) at 7 pm for a panel discussion on the histories of feminism, the importance of diversity in feminist action, and the power of women's stories. 

The panel will be moderated by Heather Belnap Jensen, professor of feminist art history at BYU. The panelists will be Tinesha Zandemala, Laura Harmon, Annie Kershisnik Blake, and Becca Ogden.

This event will be a part of the Provo Women's Day celebrations, is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served

Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Scott Hales - Enid Part II

Join us Tuesday, Feb 21st, at 7 pm at Writ & Vision for a release event with Scott Hales, author of The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl, Part Two

For this event author/artist Scott Hales will do a drawing tutorial, make a comic live, have a fun audience competition, and award a participating audience member or two with free signed copies of both Enid volumes.

This should be great fun!

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Feb
16
7:00 pm19:00

Art Printing with Ike Bushman

Join us this Thursday, Feb 16th, at 7 pm for an evening of fun and education with art prints!

Ike Bushman, whose exhibition "Supercollider" is currently showing in the gallery, will be joined by local artist and printmaker Joshua Luther for an interactive presentation and demonstration on making art prints, its history as a fine art form, and on how to distinguish the various types of printmaking processes.

This event will be fun and informative, is free and open to the publi, and light refreshments will be served.

Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

Ike Bushman | Supercollider

Join us this Friday, Feb 10th, at 6 pm at the opening reception for Supercollider, a new exhibition of works by Ike Bushman. Since finishing his MFA at the U of Alberta, Ike has had work featured in galleries and museums not just throughout the US and Canada but in Italy, Germany, Poland, and Austria. He works in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture to photography, but is primarily a print-maker.  He describes his process: "I have a circular way of working. My drawing informs my sculpture which in turn informs my photography. The photography informs the painting and printmaking which then goes back to the drawing. The use of these many techniques and processes alludes to my quest for truth. I am able to look at an idea through many different angles and filters. This allows me to get to that single element or facet of what I think may be the truth." 'Supercollider' will also feature works from Ike's latest project, SYRIA, a series of 28 small paintings, dedicated to displaced Syrian refugees throughout the world. These paintings are sold through a social media campaign (follow Ike on Instagram @ikeridesabike), and all proceeds fund humanitarian aid to the refugees through DirectRelief. Come Friday to meet the artist and see these compelling and unusual works. The exhibition will run through March 4th. The reception is free and open to the public.

Join us this Friday, Feb 10th, at 6 pm at the opening reception for Supercollider, a new exhibition of works by Ike Bushman. Since finishing his MFA at the U of Alberta, Ike has had work featured in galleries and museums not just throughout the US and Canada but in Italy, Germany, Poland, and Austria. He works in a variety of media, from painting to sculpture to photography, but is primarily a print-maker. 

He describes his process: "I have a circular way of working. My drawing informs my sculpture which in turn informs my photography. The photography informs the painting and printmaking which then goes back to the drawing. The use of these many techniques and processes alludes to my quest for truth. I am able to look at an idea through many different angles and filters. This allows me to get to that single element or facet of what I think may be the truth."

'Supercollider' will also feature works from Ike's latest project, SYRIA, a series of 28 small paintings, dedicated to displaced Syrian refugees throughout the world. These paintings are sold through a social media campaign (follow Ike on Instagram @ikeridesabike), and all proceeds fund humanitarian aid to the refugees through DirectRelief.

Come Friday to meet the artist and see these compelling and unusual works. The exhibition will run through March 4th.

The reception is free and open to the public.

Jan
10
1:00 am01:00

Mette Harrison Signing & Panel Discussion

Please join us this Thursday, January 12th, at 7 pm for a roundtable discussion and book signing with renowned author Mette Ivie Harrison. The panel will discuss her newest book, For Time And All Eternities. The latest and third installment in her nationally best-selling Linda Wallheim Mormon Utah Mystery series. 

Publisher's Weekly described The Bishop's Wife (the first installment of the series) as "a stunning contemporary mystery set in Mormon country." Mette will be joined by Courtney Clark Kendrick and Lindsay Hansen Park to discuss not just the books but many of their central themes and plot devices -- from domestic violence to polygamy to eternal families -- and their position in contemporary Mormonism.

Mette Ivie Harrison has a PhD in German Literature from Princeton and is an All-American triathlete. She blogs on religion for the Huffington Post, is the mother of five children, and lives in Layton, Utah.

This event is free and open to the public, and delicious refreshments will be served.

Jan
6
6:00 pm18:00

Inversion | Works by Lane Twitchell

On January 4th Writ & Vision will open #inversion, an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and other works by Lane Twitchell.

Twitchell is a New York based artist, born in Murray Utah and raised in Ogden. An early interest in landscape painting has resulted in a working process and style which incorporates intricately cut paper into kaleidoscopic “landscapes” whose richly textured patterns form endlessly iterative combinations of the visual ephemera of the American unconscious, his own personal biography, and something like cosmic narrative contours not unrelated to the Rocky Mountain Mormonism of his upbringing. In works ranging in scope from large abstract paintings to small collages to drawings from his youth, this exhibition represents the artist’s latest, and most autobiographical, exploration of these thematic threads.

If landscape is the signature art form of the American West, middle-class consumer culture is its lifeblood. In Twitchell’s expert hands the American Landscape is transformed into something that reflects back the impulses behind and beneath American consumerism. Combined with oil paint and assorted polymers, immaculately folded and cut paper and polyester films project landscapes coated over with visual traces of suburban life, from houses to churches to gas stations. The result presses (literally and figuratively) an iconic emblem of bourgeois life—the hand-crafted, quilt-like, expansively self-reproductive forms of papercutting—into a recursive and re-iterative exposition of the concurrent projects of American and American Religious Expansionism and their confluence in the trappings of consumer capitalism. 

The gallery and artist are publishing a full color exhibition catalog with essays by Gallery Director Brad Kramer and noted Art and Cultural Critic Christian Viveros-Faune. 

Lane Twitchell holds a B.F.A. from The University of Utah, which he attended on A Special Departmental Scholarship and an M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts, New York. He is a two time New York State Foundation for the Arts fellow, in Drawing and Craft; a recipient of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant; and a P.S.1/MoMA National Studio Grant participant. In 2008 his work was the subject of a regional touring survey curated by Thomas Piche Jr. The artist’s work is included in public collections such as The Baltimore Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art and notable private collections such as Sammlung Goetz, Munich DE and The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas TX. His work is viewable at www.lanetwitchell.com. 

This impressive exhibit will run from January 4th (Utah Statehood Day) to the 29th, and is free and open to the public. Please join us Friday the 6th for the opening, or contact Brad Kramer to arrange a time to privately view the works.

Nov
18
8:30 pm20:30

Holiday Show - Small Paintings

Join us Friday, November 25th (Black Friday) at 6 pm for the opening of our annual Holiday group exhibition of small oil paintings. Eight artists contributed five paintings each, all 4" x 5" on elegantly framed wood panels. Prices range from $200 to $500, and the exhibit features works by:

J. Kirk Richards 
Liz Lindsay
Justin Wheatley
Laura Erekson Atkinson
Tyler Swain
Faith Kershisnik
Rick Shorten
Fidalis Buehler

The opening reception will include music and refreshments, and the show will run through December 17th.

Nov
16
7:00 pm19:00

Panel Discussion with Scott Hales

Join us Wednesday, November 16th at 7 pm for a round table discussion with Scott Hales, artist and author of The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl, a print collection of his famous eponymous web comics, published by Greg Kofford Books.

Scott will be joined by Sunstone Magazine editor Stephen Carter, renowned playwright Melissa Leilani Larson, and Blair Hodges of the Maxwell Institute.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Oct
28
2:30 pm14:30

Ashmae Hoiland, Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Please join us Thursday, November 3rd at 7 pm, to welcome Ashley Mae Hoiland, author of One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly, for a panel discussion of her wonderful and innovative new book.

Published by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, One Hundred Birds is a collection of exquisite poetry and prose paired with original artwork by the author. 

Acclaimed historian (and editor of Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry) Jill Mulvay Derr describes the book:

"The spare words make their own music while simple line drawings accentuate the poet’s artistry. Hoiland’s reflections are very female and very Mormon, but she sounds a universal ring in her struggle to find God and embrace all God’s children in a world that ‘both is and is not perfect.’ There is wonder here, and wholeness and holiness, that carries the reader into his or her own soul.”

Ashmae received bachelor's and master's degrees in art and poetry from BYU, and will be joined at this event by the following panelists:

-Kimberly Johnson, Author of Uncommon Prayer: Poems
-Kristin L. Matthews, Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University
-Jason A. Kerr, Assistant Professor of English, Brigham Young University
-Blair Hodges (moderator), Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

Joseph Spencer - Isaiah in Nephi

Join us Thursday, October 28th, at 7 pm for a panel discussion with Joseph Spencer, author of The Vision of All: Twenty-five Lectures on Isaiah in Nephi's Record. Joe will be joined on the panel by:

- Adam Miller
- Sharon Harris
- Nick Frederick

In The Vision of All Spencer addresses, in lecture format, the centrality of Isaiah in Nephi's writings, helping to make sense out of what is often an intractable difficulty for LDS readers. For anyone interested in understanding what Isaiah is doing in the Book of Mormon, this is the place to start.

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Oct
17
7:00 pm19:00

Zombie Home Evening (with Matt Page)

Join us Monday, Oct 19th, at 7 pm for ZOMBIE HOME EVENING. Come meet artist Matt Page, who recently illustrated a marvelous kid's book called B Is For Brains: ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse, written by Ellie Sutton. Matt will sign copies of the book and discuss some of the challenges of balancing the dark humor of the subject with making the book family- and child-friendly. 

He will also be exhibiting numerous original works of Zombie themed art.

The evening will be fun for the whole family. It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served in great abundance.

Oct
13
7:00 pm19:00

A Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon

Please join us Thursday, Oct 13, at 7 pm for a special author signing and panel discussion with John Christopher Thomas. A professor of Biblical Studies at Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Thomas sheds interesting light on the Book of Mormon as a theological text. He will be joined by Eric Eliason (BYU professor of English) and by Joe Spencer and Jan Martin (both BYU professors of Ancient Scripture).

Come meet the author, get copies of the book signed, and participate in an engrossing discussion.

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

I Give You Powers: Fidalis Buehler Show Opening

Join us Friday evening, October 7th, at 6 pm for a special reception to open a new exhibit, I Give You Powers featuring works by Fidalis Buehler. 

Trained in BYU's MFA program, Fidalis is a Pacifika artist and convert to Mormonism. His work is has strong narrative and nostalgic components, and is often described as an example of 'faux-naïveté,' a visual dialect that balances a child-like, free, expressive simplicity against undercurrents of seriousness---a reality not accessible through more realist representations. In this show those thematic undercurrents include both the power as well as the fleeting, impermanent traces of memories, histories, clarities, and instinctive drives, refracted through remembered stories of childhood.

Few artists in the Mormon world produce work as recognizably iconic Buehler's, and few are as universally acclaimed by their artist peers.

I Give You Powers will run through the end of October, and Friday's reception is free and open to the public.

Sep
23
5:30 pm17:30

Art Exhibit: The Hero's Journey of the LGBT Mormon

Join us to view the portraits and stories of LGBTQ Mormons. Portraits by artist Melinda Hannah. For more information about the artist or the topic of the exhibition, see Huffington Post link below.

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mitch-mayne/refusing-to-choose-lgbt-mormons_b_12011380.html


Refreshments will be served.

Sep
22
7:00 pm19:00

Baring Witness: Evening with Editor and Contributers

Please join us Thursday, September 22nd, at 7 pm for an evening with several of the writers behind the new essay collection Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage.

Editor Holly Welker and the following contributors will read from the book.

Marie Davis Brian
Lynne Burnett
Jamie Davis
Tiffany Moss Singer
Amy Allman Sorensen
Margaret Toscano

Please come to support your friends and to hear fabulous stories about life as a Mormon woman.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

If Thy Right Hand Offend Thee: Works by Matt Gong

Please join us this Thursday evening at 7 pm for a presentation and demonstration by renowned oragami artist Matthew Gong. Matt will present on the history of paper folding in fine art and provide an impressive real-time demonstration. His presentation will mark the opening of a month-long exhibit of his paper sculptures in Writ & Vision's upstairs gallery space.

Matt is a Provo based origami artist who has worked in paper for the last two decades. He is self-taught and draws inspiration from origami masters like Robert Lang, Eric Josiel, and Akira Yoshizawa. Matt is pushing the boundaries of his medium by promoting the expressive movement in origami; he specializes in the human form and capturing emotion through folds. His art work has been shown at national origami conferences, the BYU Museum of Art and featured in the winning submission of the National Science Foundation Visualization Challenge. However, this exhibit is the solo debut of his expressive style.

The show is entitled, "If Thy Right Hand Offend Thee." It is a collection of origami sculptures that explore themes of sacrifice, identity, and reconciliation. It is a set of stories told through human figure.

Sep
6
7:00 pm19:00

Joseph Smith's Seer Stones: Author Discussion

Join us Tuesday, September 6th, at 7 pm for a conversation with the authors of Joseph Smith's Seer Stones

Authors Michael Mackay and Nick Frederick will be joined by BYU-I professor Janiece Johnson for a panel discussion on this groundbreaking new book, meet the authors and get copies of the book signed.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Sep
2
6:00 pm18:00

Triangle Self: New Works by Caitlin Connolly

Join us this Friday, September 2nd, at 6 pm for the opening reception of 'Triangle Self', an exhibit of new paintings, drawings, and sculpted work by Caitlin Connolly.

In this show Connolly explores the rendering of gender, especially feminine forms, through shape. For generations the triangle has factored prominently in iconic representations of girls and women. Think stick figures and restroom signs. 'Triangle Self' builds out from this basic association to examine both aesthetic and cultural thematic tensions: rigidity and fluidity, line and shape, stability and vulnerability, strength and imperfection, body and covering. 

The opening reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

The show is guest curated by Laura Allred Hurtado.

Aug
23
7:00 pm19:00

The Radiant Project: Film Screening

Please join us next Tuesday, August 23rd, at 7 pm at Writ & Vision for a special screening of The Radiant Project series, facilitated by the filmmakers Kate Marshall and Camila Alvarado. Come and see some of these inspiring documentary shorts and stick around for a discussion with the filmmakers on what it takes to live a powerful, intentional life, using Radiant Humans as real life examples. Learn more about the project here: http://www.theradiantproject.com/ This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Please join us next Tuesday, August 23rd, at 7 pm at Writ & Vision for a special screening of The Radiant Project series, facilitated by the filmmakers Kate Marshall and Camila Alvarado. Come and see some of these inspiring documentary shorts and stick around for a discussion with the filmmakers on what it takes to live a powerful, intentional life, using Radiant Humans as real life examples.

Learn more about the project here:

http://www.theradiantproject.com/

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

NEW COLORS: Art Show with J. Kirk Richards

Please join us this Friday evening, August 5th, at 6 pm for a reception to open a new exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpted works by J. Kirk Richards. Entitled NEW COLORS: Riviera Modernist-Inspired Works, this show marks Kirk's exploration of a new color palette, new aesthetic territory, and a new range of art-historical influence. The show will feature more than 100 new works, ranging from tiny sketches to abstract sculptures to 8 foot X 8 foot paintings. The exhibited work draws on Kirk's recent travels in Europe, where he encountered directly not just his own long-standing roots in expressionism, but also the sites where many of the greatest artists and works of modern art came into being. Kirk writes:  "This show is a hodgepodge of visual thoughts—the stream of consciousness of an aging grandson of modernism. The show includes themes of the human body, growing older, marriage, faith, Jesus Christ, love, expressionism, etc. Pregnant figures hint at my hopes for an optimistic future. New colors used are listed by each painting. Some of the pieces anticipate the European trip, some were done during the trip, and some were completed after.  Since visiting these places, I feel a little differently about modernism. It’s less of a sacred mystery to me now. I feel less a need to overtly emulate it, but I don’t feel a need to abandon it. Modernism may be passé—it’s a century old, but like classicism and romanticism, it has changed the world forever." The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Please join us this Friday evening, August 5th, at 6 pm for a reception to open a new exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpted works by J. Kirk Richards. Entitled NEW COLORS: Riviera Modernist-Inspired Works, this show marks Kirk's exploration of a new color palette, new aesthetic territory, and a new range of art-historical influence.

The show will feature more than 100 new works, ranging from tiny sketches to abstract sculptures to 8 foot X 8 foot paintings. The exhibited work draws on Kirk's recent travels in Europe, where he encountered directly not just his own long-standing roots in expressionism, but also the sites where many of the greatest artists and works of modern art came into being.

Kirk writes: 

"This show is a hodgepodge of visual thoughts—the stream of consciousness of an aging grandson of modernism. The show includes themes of the human body, growing older, marriage, faith, Jesus Christ, love, expressionism, etc. Pregnant figures hint at my hopes for an optimistic future. New colors used are listed by each painting. Some of the pieces anticipate the European trip, some were done during the trip, and some were completed after. 

Since visiting these places, I feel a little differently about modernism. It’s less of a sacred mystery to me now. I feel less a need to overtly emulate it, but I don’t feel a need to abandon it. Modernism may be passé—it’s a century old, but like classicism and romanticism, it has changed the world forever."

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Aug
2
7:00 pm19:00

Evening with Author Carol Lynn Pearson: Ghosts of Polygamy

Writ & Vision is honored to welcome renowned LDS author, poet, and playwrite Carol Lynn Pearson to commemorate the release of her new book: Ghosts of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men. Author of more than 40 books, Pearson and her work have been featured in a prolific public range, from The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America to LDS General Conference.  She considers Ghosts of Eternal Polygamy to be one of the most important works of her impressive literary career. She will be joined in discussion by Lindsay Hansen Park. Lindsay is the assistant director for the Sunstone Education foundation and host of the Year of Polygamy podcast. She is a life-long Mormon, feminist and LGBT activist and blogs for feministmormonhousewives.org. This special event is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get seats.  Refreshments will be served.

Writ & Vision is honored to welcome renowned LDS author, poet, and playwrite Carol Lynn Pearson to commemorate the release of her new book: Ghosts of Eternal Polygamy: Haunting the Hearts and Heaven of Mormon Women and Men.

Author of more than 40 books, Pearson and her work have been featured in a prolific public range, from The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America to LDS General Conference. 

She considers Ghosts of Eternal Polygamy to be one of the most important works of her impressive literary career.

She will be joined in discussion by Lindsay Hansen Park. Lindsay is the assistant director for the Sunstone Education foundation and host of the Year of Polygamy podcast. She is a life-long Mormon, feminist and LGBT activist and blogs for feministmormonhousewives.org.

This special event is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to arrive early to get seats. 

Refreshments will be served.

Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Panel Event for Julie Smith's Two New Books

Join us on Thursday, July 21st, for a special panel event discussing Julie Smith's two new releases: As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture and Apocalypse: Reading Revelation 21-22. Julie Smith will be joined by Joseph Spencer and Ben Peters as they discuss devotional and academic readings of the New Testament. This event is co-hosted by Greg Kofford Books and Neal A. Maxwell Institute and is free to the public. There will be cookies. ***For those who are not able to join us in Provo, watch our Facebook Page for a live feed starting around 7 p.m.*** For more information about As Iron Sharpens Iron, click here:http://gregkofford.com/collections/frontpage/products/voices-of-scripture For more information about Apocalypse, click here: http://mi.byu.edu/news-events/apocalypse/

Join us on Thursday, July 21st, for a special panel event discussing Julie Smith's two new releases: As Iron Sharpens Iron: Listening to the Various Voices of Scripture and Apocalypse: Reading Revelation 21-22. Julie Smith will be joined by Joseph Spencer and Ben Peters as they discuss devotional and academic readings of the New Testament.

This event is co-hosted by Greg Kofford Books and Neal A. Maxwell Institute and is free to the public. There will be cookies.

***For those who are not able to join us in Provo, watch our Facebook Page for a live feed starting around 7 p.m.***

For more information about As Iron Sharpens Iron, click here:http://gregkofford.com/collections/frontpage/products/voices-of-scripture

For more information about Apocalypse, click here: http://mi.byu.edu/news-events/apocalypse/

Jul
1
6:00 pm18:00

Flower Girls: Works by Emily Fox King

Join us Friday, July 1st, at 6 pm for the opening reception of a gorgeous new art exhibition featuring works by Emily Fox King. A Washington state native, Emily studied painting at Western Washington University and printmaking at BYU. Her work has explored themes of femininity and feminism, employing a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, video, and collage. She currently resides with her family in Vernal, Utah. In 'Flower Girls' Emily continues her engagement with notions of femininity, in works that reference not just ideas about flowers as feminine objects but the occasions with which we tend to associate them: springtime, weddings, birth celebrations, anniversaries, as well as grief, loss, and condolence. The show includes works in a variety of media and size, but centers around a series of large paintings on canvas of still floral arrangements. The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us Friday, July 1st, at 6 pm for the opening reception of a gorgeous new art exhibition featuring works by Emily Fox King. A Washington state native, Emily studied painting at Western Washington University and printmaking at BYU. Her work has explored themes of femininity and feminism, employing a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, drawing, printmaking, video, and collage. She currently resides with her family in Vernal, Utah.

In 'Flower Girls' Emily continues her engagement with notions of femininity, in works that reference not just ideas about flowers as feminine objects but the occasions with which we tend to associate them: springtime, weddings, birth celebrations, anniversaries, as well as grief, loss, and condolence. The show includes works in a variety of media and size, but centers around a series of large paintings on canvas of still floral arrangements.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Evening with Author Jack Harrell

Join us on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. for a special panel discussion on Mormonism, writing, and creativity featuring:  --Jack Harrell (creative writing professor at BYU-Idaho and author of Writing Ourselves) --Boyd Peterson (editor of Dialogue and author of Dead Wood and Rushing Water) --Darlene Young (creative writing professor at BYU) --Eric Samuelsen (playwright and emeritus professor of theatre at BYU) A native of southeastern Illinois, Jack Harrell moved to Utah and joined the Mormon Church at age twenty-one. He has published a novel, Vernal Promises, and the fiction collection A Sense of Order and Other Stories. He teaches writing at Brigham Young University—Idaho and has published articles in Sunstone and Dialogue. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Join us on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:00 p.m. for a special panel discussion on Mormonism, writing, and creativity featuring: 

--Jack Harrell (creative writing professor at BYU-Idaho and author of Writing Ourselves)
--Boyd Peterson (editor of Dialogue and author of Dead Wood and Rushing Water)
--Darlene Young (creative writing professor at BYU)
--Eric Samuelsen (playwright and emeritus professor of theatre at BYU)

A native of southeastern Illinois, Jack Harrell moved to Utah and joined the Mormon Church at age twenty-one. He has published a novel, Vernal Promises, and the fiction collection A Sense of Order and Other Stories. He teaches writing at Brigham Young University—Idaho and has published articles in Sunstone and Dialogue.

This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Evening with Author Adam Miller

Join us Thursday, June 16th, at 7 pm for a panel discussion of two new works by renowned Mormon philosopher and theologian Adam Miller.  Adam's books -- incuding Rube Goldberg Machines, Letters To A Young Mormon, and Grace Is Not God's Backup Plan -- have broken fresh ground and had an enormous impact on LDS intellectual conversations and debates. This week he will be discussing and signing copies of two new books: 1. Future Mormon: Essays in Mormon Theology 2.  Nothing New Under the Sun: A Blunt Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes We'll announce the other panel participants in the next few days. Come Thursday evening for what promises to be a lively and thoroughly interesting discussion, and to meet Adam. The event is free and open to the public, and will likely be robustly attended, so show up early. Light refreshments will be served.

Join us Thursday, June 16th, at 7 pm for a panel discussion of two new works by renowned Mormon philosopher and theologian Adam Miller. 

Adam's books -- incuding Rube Goldberg Machines, Letters To A Young Mormon, and Grace Is Not God's Backup Plan -- have broken fresh ground and had an enormous impact on LDS intellectual conversations and debates.

This week he will be discussing and signing copies of two new books:

1. Future Mormon: Essays in Mormon Theology
2.  Nothing New Under the Sun: A Blunt Paraphrase of Ecclesiastes

We'll announce the other panel participants in the next few days. Come Thursday evening for what promises to be a lively and thoroughly interesting discussion, and to meet Adam.

The event is free and open to the public, and will likely be robustly attended, so show up early. Light refreshments will be served.

Jun
9
7:00 pm19:00

Evening with Author Greg Prince

Join us Thursday, June 9th, at 7 pm as we welcome Greg Prince, author of the long-awaited historical biography Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History. In the wake of the tremendous success of his biography of David O. McKay, Prince chronicles both the private and the professional life and accomplishments of one of Mormonism's most important and influential thinkers. Arrington's story is the story of postwar intellectual Mormonism, and has arguably never been more relevant. The event comes just before the opening of this year's MHA conference. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Join us Thursday, June 9th, at 7 pm as we welcome Greg Prince, author of the long-awaited historical biography Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History.

In the wake of the tremendous success of his biography of David O. McKay, Prince chronicles both the private and the professional life and accomplishments of one of Mormonism's most important and influential thinkers. Arrington's story is the story of postwar intellectual Mormonism, and has arguably never been more relevant.

The event comes just before the opening of this year's MHA conference. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Paco: The Music of Francis Estévez

On Tuesday, June 7th at 7 pm, Writ & Vision is proud to present concert performances -- including a world premiere -- of works by Francisco Estévez. The concert will feature works for solo piano, solo violin, and solo vocalist accompanied by piano.  We will also host a panel discussion and book signing with Nathan Thatcher, author of Paco. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

On Tuesday, June 7th at 7 pm, Writ & Vision is proud to present concert performances -- including a world premiere -- of works by Francisco Estévez. The concert will feature works for solo piano, solo violin, and solo vocalist accompanied by piano. 

We will also host a panel discussion and book signing with Nathan Thatcher, author of Paco.

The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

Annie Poon, The Split House (Art Exhibit)

On June 3rd at 6 pm, Writ & Vision will open 'The Split House,' and exhibition of recent work by Annie Poon that includes paintings and drawings, art prints and mixed media sculptures, as well as a new stop-motion animation.  Exhibiting Annie's work is a real honor. She is a celebrated artist and animator, raised in Connecticut, whose work has shown in galleries, museums, and film festivals throughout the US, including the National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Annie even has work in the permanent collection at MoMA.  The show will run from June 3rd to the 29th. The opening is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

On June 3rd at 6 pm, Writ & Vision will open 'The Split House,' and exhibition of recent work by Annie Poon that includes paintings and drawings, art prints and mixed media sculptures, as well as a new stop-motion animation. 

Exhibiting Annie's work is a real honor. She is a celebrated artist and animator, raised in Connecticut, whose work has shown in galleries, museums, and film festivals throughout the US, including the National Gallery of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Annie even has work in the permanent collection at MoMA. 

The show will run from June 3rd to the 29th. The opening is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.