Mormon Arts Sunday is June 14. I’ll include links to previous posts below, but here’s the gist:
Mormon Arts Sunday was created by Scott Hales as a way for members and wards to recognize the important contribution that arts make to the LDS community. It’s entirely a grass roots effort, which means you should feel free to participate at whatever level you feel comfortable with/have stewardship over. This could include:
- Consuming a work of Mormon art on June 14 as an individual or with family or friends.
- Letting your favorite Mormon artist(s) know that you appreciate their work.
- Wearing maroon/dark red to church and/or another article of clothing or accessory that relates to art and artists.
- Incorporating an excerpt from or work of Mormon art in your lesson or talk for the day.
- Selecting hymns that are by Mormon poets (Eliza Snow, Emma Lou Thayne, Orson F. Whitney, etc.)
- Making creativity/art the topic for sacrament meeting (not something that most of us have influence over, but there are at least two wards that have done so in the past thanks to Theric Jepson and Kent Larsen).
Other ideas are welcome in the comments (and can also be found in the posts below, especially in the comments). Here’s a timeline of Mormon Arts Sunday posts on AMV:
January 2013: Scott Hales kicks the whole idea off by announcing Wear a Black Beret to Church Day
February 2013: Reminder from Scott of Black Beret Sunday
February 2013: William explains why he wore a maroon tie to Church
February 2014: Theric celebrates Mormon Arts Sunday in the Berkeley Ward
May 2014: Kent discusses what the talks should be about for Mormon Arts Sunday
June 2014: William invites everyone to celebrate Mormon Arts Sunday
June 2014: Tyler shares a Mormon arts-themed sacrament meeting talk he gave
June 2015: Theric shares what the Berkeley Ward did this year for an early celebration of Mormon Arts Sunday
4 thoughts on “Mormon Arts Sunday is June 14”
Here’s a new one for your collection: http://thmazing.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-joys-and-glories-of-creation-svithe.html
I have to reluctantly (or maybe not so reluctantly) display my lack of hepness by asking: what does maroon/dark red have to do with support for the arts?
See point 1 under OBSERVANCE in Wm’s June 2014 post, Jonathan.
Ah. I see. Thank you for enlightening me. Clearly I did not explore thoroughly the genealogy of this concept…