Painting donated to LDS school

A large watercolor painting by well-known LDS artist Alma Laurie Whitehead depicting more than 30 vignettes of events, people and places in Utah and LDS history, was unveiled June 2 at LDS Business College.

Titled, "This is the Place: Utah the Crossroads," the painting was unveiled during a luncheon in the Maeser Conference Room by College Pres. Stephen K. Woodhouse and Larry Madsen of Bountiful, Utah, who donated the painting valued at $60,000.The painting measures 6 feet by 5 feet and includes images of prehistoric rock art, Mormon pioneers, business and health pioneering moments, This Is the Place monument, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and a likeness of President Gordon B. Hinckley.

"The artwork represents a major artistic addition to our campus," Pres. Woodhouse said. "It's appropriate that this piece be at our college. For more than 110 years the college has been part of the history depicted in the painting."

Sister Whitehead, who lives in Friendswood, Texas, created the painting before she joined the Church in 1995. Recognized as an international master watercolor artist, she has appeared on "Good Morning America," as well as other television shows. Her work, " . . . and Touched the Face of God," a tribute to the crew of the ill-fated Challenger space shuttle, hangs at NASA/Johnson Space Center, and she has a work in the Vatican and in other prominent locations.

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