Category Archives: Art

True Love

During the 17 years of their marriage, Joseph and Emma Smith endured many hardships. Joseph traveled extensively for the Church and was often obliged to find safety among friends to avoid angry mobs or numerous legal harassments. While he was … Continue reading

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My Own Sacred Grove

This is a brand new piece of art that we carry here at Zions Mercantile. It is by Oliver Johnson. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. The interesting thing is that I never noticed … Continue reading

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The Last Address

Author Philip M. Flammer wrote the following: The Illinois legislative act of December 1840 that incorporated the city of Nauvoo also authorized creation of a military body or militia that came to be known as the Nauvoo Legion. Perhaps influenced … Continue reading

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Eliza R. Snow Poet

Did you know that Eliza R. Snow wrote poetry from a young age, one time even writing school lessons in rhyme. Between 1826 and 1832 she published more than 20 poems in local newspapers, including the Ravenna, Ohio Western Courier … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Joseph Smith

At this busy and wonderful time of the year, many people’s thoughts turn to Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, and rightly so as we seek to draw closer to him and find ways to help and serve others … Continue reading

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Gingerbread House

Hooray, hooray…we took third place in the Gingerbread House Contest here in the Riverwoods. All the stores were given a Gingerbread House and it was not a little one either. We worked long and hard and stayed late at the … Continue reading

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Winter Art Show

Tonight is the opening night of our Winter Art Show. We are so excited to have these wonderful artist share the evening with us. (Julie Rogers, Annie Henrie, Sandra Rast, Robert Boyd, J.Kirk Richards, Cary Henrie and Dan Mortensen) Stop … Continue reading

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Early Salt Lake

This is our newest piece of art and can I say that I just LOVE it! Clayton Vance is the artist. It is actually an original photo of early Salt Lake Valley by G.B. Anderson. Clayton transferred it on canvas … Continue reading

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What is a Parable?

What is a “Parable”? Parables – by James C. Christensen Definition: “At its simplest a parable is a metaphor or simile drawn from nature or common life, arresting the hearer by its vividness or strangeness, and leaving the mind in … Continue reading

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The Morning Star…Just a Little History

This beautiful star is a replica of the stained glass stars that adorn the Nauvoo Temple. It hangs in the front window of our store. The beautiful recreation of the “Morning Star” that adorns the upper windows of the Nauvoo … Continue reading

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