Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mormon Art and More

Art, in whatever form or genre is meant to be appreciated and it always has a universal appeal. It is the expression of an artist’s view of life. It is meant to show an artist’s take on a particular scene, situation or emotion. Mormon art, while it may be an expression of artists of a particular religious belief, contains a universality which cannot be ignored. This is best exemplified by the portfolio included in LDS paintings at Zion’s Mercantile Co.

Zion’s Mercantile Co is a quaint store that sells an amazing variety of Mormon art, books and Pioneer memorabilia. Their portfolio of paintings include such subjects as sunsets at Nauvoo, the popular Salt Lake City Temple and, of course, Jesus Christ. Their collection of paintings represents the best of Latter Day Saints art and artistry. Some of the wonderful artists whose art this quaint store showcases are Julie Rogers, Annie Henrie, Sandra Rast, Robert Boyd, J.Kirk Richards, Cary Henrie and Dan Mortensen. They also hold art exhibits from time to time where artists can share their work and allow aficionados to see how the artists work throughout the day. Various artists’ renditions of Salt Lake City’s famous temple are certainly worth the effort to come and visit the store to have a look-see at the Zion’s collection. The sense of serenity that their renditions exude can bring peace to any restless soul. Even if you do not belong to the Church of the Latter Day Saints, one would be hard-put to not appreciate the paintings of Jesus Christ in their selection.

Searching for a unique gift idea? Zion’s Mercantile might just have one for you. Their inventory includes not just art, but Pioneer memorabilia ranging from knives to jewelry. Of course, books will always be a great gift idea for any occasion and Zion’s has quite a collection that can tickle anyone’s fancy. Their collection of Pioneer memorabilia presents a varied array of objects that the pioneers who went before us used in their daily existence and one cannot help but be in awe of what they had to go through to establish our great nation.

22 comments:

Ria C said...

The info you shared will be useful when I prepare my Christmas list :)

Sasha said...

Good suggestion, tita! Will definitely take note of this :)

cherry/rc gweniful said...

this is something new. i could definitely use it for my wall art collection at home.

RC Gweniful said...

This is something new. I could definitely get one for my wall art collection at home.

ems vercide said...

As a stay at home mommy, I want to make the most of my time for my family and for home improvements. Thanks for sharing this, Liz. I will definitely get one for my home improvements.

Cher said...

never heard about Mormon art before. fascinating info. i am not an art collector but i do know how to appreciate some forms of art. :)

papaleng said...

First time to hear this Mormon art. I know for sure that Salt Lake is the home based of Mormons. Sounds like a good buy this Christmas.

Fitness Buff said...

This is the first time I've heard of Mormon Art. I'm curious so I'm going to take a look. Thanks for sharing this.

ester said...

I'll check the books and other memorabilia. I'd like to see their Mormon art too but I doubt if i can afford that.

Joel said...

I've been to the site and their paintings are impressive. I just have a person in mind who will love these paintings and I'll see to it that she gets one this Christmas.

Lainy said...

First time I have heard about this type of art, Mommy Liz. Thanks for sharing the lovely info. I am going to check it out to satisfy my curiosity ;-)

Vernz@ Consumer Mom Talks said...

i'd love to visit this store, but this its quite far from Davao, thanks for sharing :)

Nova Hedges said...

interesting facts here, never really into paintings but because of your articles, i might consider checking one

gracia said...

My hubby likes to collect pins and memorabilias, so I will surely check this out.

Dhemz said...

I think I've seen one during our visit to Salt Lake years ago.

Momgen Reviews said...

I heard a lot of good things from Mormons and they are great people.

cheerful said...

i have no idea what's Mormon Art until i read your post, thanks for sharing. sounds like its a good one. :)

dean gabriel said...

yap me too, first time to hear about Mormon art, i am going to see one to relate, and thanks for the info.. :)

Dez said...

Mormon artworks are known for such great art pieces especially with the them for Jesus Christ.

Modern Mom said...

Mormon art is something I'm not familiar with. I'm on my may to check. Thanks!

emzkie said...

sound interesting! i dont know anything about Mormon Arts, i havent seen one, or maybe i saw one but just dont know about it. i will check it out.

Maria Merchediz said...

Never heard of Mormon arts. But, this sounds really cool.

 
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