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  LDS Artist Turns Family History Into Queens Museum of Art Exhibit
LDS Artist Valerie Atkisson has taken her family history to a new level, integrating it with her artwork in a way that is garnering praise and attracting attention to her work. Atkisson's latest work, entitled "Family in Norway" opened Tuesday evening at the Queens Museum of Art in New York City.

  Dallas Morning News Explores Boom in Mormon Science Fiction
A feature article in Saturday's Dallas Morning News looks at the surprising number of Mormons who write science fiction. A website that tracks religious affiliation counts 175 Mormon science fiction writers, and many of the writers credit LDS Church theology for the strong showing. According to the article, the trend started with a BYU literature class started in the late 1970s.

  First Friberg Exhibit in 10 Years Opens Examination of His Work
Utah's most famous living artist, Arnold Friberg, will be honored at a reception Thursday at Williams Fine Art in downtown Salt Lake City, marking the first public exhibit of Friberg's work in the last 10 years. The 86-year-old grand master, of a realist style that lends itself to royal British portraits or sweeping depictions of the American West, will display twenty-four of his original oils, including a Nativity scene that will be on display at the gallery through Saturday.

  God's Army VHS and DVD to Hit Stores Nationwide on November 14
God's Army gave the outside world it's first glimpse into the inner workings of the lives and minds of Mormon missionaries when the film hit theater screens in cities across the nation this summer.

  HarperCollins Nails Deal on 'Dad Was a Carpenter'
Alta Films &Press announced today that U.K.-based HarperCollins Publishers and filmmaker and author Kenny Kemp have finalized a reprint deal for Kemp's 1999 memoir, Dad Was A Carpenter: Blueprints For A Meaningful Life. HarperCollins is one of the world's largest and most prestigious publishers, with more than 50 books currently on the bestseller lists. Kemp's book will be published under the Harper San Francisco imprint, which specializes in inspirational and spiritual titles. The book will be included in the publisher's spring 2001 releases.

  AML Announces New Issue of Irreantum
The Association for Mormon Letters announces publication of the autumn 2000 issue of our literary quarterly IRREANTUM. This 96-page issue is the largest yet.

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