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The works of some Latter-day Saint artists from around the world are on display, beginning June 9, 2022, in a new exhibition at the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City. The nearly 150 pieces of art were selected from 850 submissions received for the 12th International Art Competition. The exhibition is open to the public through April 3, 2023.
“Now in its 12th iteration, the International Art Competition seeks to broadcast the lived faith of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” said art curator Laura Paulsen Howe. “We hope to encourage the creation of quality art, showcase the breadth and diversity of Latter-day Saint cultural production and purchase art for the Church History Museum collection that helps to represent who we are as a people.”
This year’s theme for the art competition is “All Are Alike Unto God.” The theme draws on a scripture in the Book of Mormon (see 2 Nephi 26:33 ): “[The Lord] doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.”
The works on display were created by artists from Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, Estonia, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, Iraq, Italy, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tonga, Ukraine and the United States, among others. These works come in a variety of media, including sculpture, ceramic, chitenge and tapa.
Among the varied themes found in this rich body of work, viewers will see expressions of inclusion, diversity, community and the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for all humanity.
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