Mormon art exhibit celebrates everyday women


Published: February 28, 2014 12:16PM
Updated: February 28, 2014 05:15PM
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Rachael Lever of Layton uses an interactive art easel along with her daughters, Ellie, 11, and Meg, 9, at right, as the Church History Museum opens a new exhibit titled "Practicing Charity: Everyday Daughters of God." The seven-month exhibition features the works of three Latter-day Saint artists: Lee Bennion, Brian Kershisnik, and Kathy Peterson. The artists were chosen because their pieces honor women, highlighting the joy in life's small moments. The exhibit features interactive elements for kids.

A new art exhibit celebrating everyday women will be on everyday display — at least for the next seven months.

The LDS Church History Museum, 45 N. West Temple, opened an exhibit Friday titled “Practicing Charity: Everyday Daughters of God.”

A news release says the downtown Salt Lake City show features three prominent Mormon artists — Lee Bennion, Brian Kershisnik and Kathy Peterson — whose works honor women and highlight the joys of life’s small moments.

“These paintings depict the divine nature of women while simultaneously celebrating the importance of their everyday lives,” curator Laura Hurtado said on the church’s website. “Practicing charity is something we as women of God do every day. We practice our religion as one practices a musical instrument. We practice being friends, neighbors and Christians.”

The exhibit also boasts interactive elements for kids.

For more information, go to