Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Children's Art

Christ as the Good Shepherd
I love this!  Kids are great.
I truly love children's art.  As someone once sagely said, every child is an artist at age 5.  After that, most of us have it beaten out of us in one way or another.

That perhaps sounds cynical, but I don't mean it that way.  As we grow and develop, often our creative side becomes put aside as we deal with school and life in general.

That's why children's art is so precious.  It is the product of innocence and wonder, unfettered by the self-consciousness that gets us adults to demur and claim, "I'm no artist.  I can't do that!"

For the last few years, the Visitor's Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Los Angeles Temple grounds in Santa Monica has hosted a Children's Religious Art Exhibit.  

The exhibit begins today, October 8th, and runs through November 15th.

The Savior, walking on the water, aids a sinking Peter
 This year, the exhibit will showcase art from pint-size members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Santa Monica Stake and the three Spanish speaking Stakes in the Los Angeles area.

I think the kid is right... there was glitter at the Nativity
There will be an special open house for the Exhibit held on Friday, October 10th, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Exhibit is free to the public.

The Visitor's Center is located next to the Los Angeles Temple at 10777 West Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.  It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Visitor's Center also has some newly remodeled exhibits
concerning the temple, families, and our Savior, Jesus Christ

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