Category: Events

September, 24, 2012

FHE: Mormon Hispanic Heritage

On September 10, Education in Zion hosted its first FHE of the new school year. The gallery decided to focus on missionary experiences of those who opened Latin America to the preaching of the gospel and to the stories of those seeking truth who became the devoted Saints amongst all the Hispanic peoples. We had …

December, 6, 2011

Recreating Marilla Daniels’ Dress

After I received the ORCA grant it was time to create my project—a recreation of a nineteenth-century dress of Utah pioneer Marilla Lucretia Johnson Miller Daniels. I wanted to show the structural underclothing and the dress at the same time so people could see the structure and layers of clothing, but only partial accuracy was …

December, 2, 2011

What Happens Next for Marilla Daniels’s Dress?

My ORCA grant exhibit on the dress of Marilla Lucretia Johnson Miller Daniels is still on display for a few more days. It comes down on December 15, 2011. The dress and undergarments will be donated in March to the Daughters of the Utah Pioneer (DUP) Museum in Springville. There it will be displayed again …

November, 10, 2011

Completing an ORCA Grant

In fall semester 2010 I saw some ads for ORCA grants. It was exciting to think I could get money for a project that would give me experience while boosting my resume and portfolio. I teamed up with a good friend who also was applying for a grant. She had a contact at the Daughters …

September, 15, 2011

New Student Orientation

Just one week ago, approximately 3,000 students came through the Education In Zion Gallery during New Student Orientation (NSO). We prepared an event specifically for the freshmen, transfer students, Y Group leaders, and Peer Mentors who were part of NSO. These students learned about the educational heritage within the Church through the medium of storytelling. …

March, 9, 2011

Behind “After Eve”

I had the great opportunity to be part of the After Eve art exhibition, both as a designer and as an artist. This experience has given me a great deal of time to ponder womanhood, education, and the light of the gospel. When I first got started on my project, the idea of education was …

February, 25, 2011

Why is FHE a Big Deal?

Many LDS Church members have grown up participating in Family Home Evening (FHE).  Then again, many members have not.  It is not uncommon to find some disinterested about this practice, especially among BYU students who are placed in Family Home Evening “groups” – implemented by the Church since many students are in that in-between phase …

February, 3, 2011

God’s Gift of Music

Starting in 3rd grade my parents had me take piano lessons. I thought it was cool, but by 7th grade my attention was more on the Celtics and Harry Potter than practicing weekly the classical pieces my teacher loved to assign me.

December, 1, 2010

After Eve

On Thursday, November 18, Education in Zion opened a new art exhibit in the gallery’s third-floor rotating exhibition space. Several student artists and two recent alumni created works of art embodying reflections on women and education.

September, 29, 2010

Family Home Evening

Do you remember when you were in grade school, and the teachers announced an upcoming field trip? It didn’t matter if you were going to a giant office building, or a farm, it was just exciting to know that you were going to do something out of the ordinary. Family Home Evening (FHE) is our …