Thursday, August 27, 2015

Plexus no. 29 at the BYU Museum of Art

From July 28-31, 2015, I attended the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy as an official conference blogger. The conference ended on Friday, July 31 in the afternoon.

BYU has some amazing museums on campus. I took advantage of the opportunity to visit some of these museums on Friday afternoon and Saturday before I left for home. One of the museums my family members and I visited was the BYU Museum of Art.

Upon entering the museum, visitors are greeted with a spectacular work of art called Plexus no. 29 by Gabriel Dawe.

I took photos of this stunning art piece with both my camera and smartphone. But, these pictures don't do it justice. It's something that must be seen in person.

Here are some of the photos from my visit.

This amazing art piece is made using about 80 miles of Guttermann thread. To learn more about it and to see additional photos, click HERE.

There are also two wonderful videos about this art piece that I've included in this post.

The first video is called "Plexus No. 29: MOA Thread Sculpture Brings Energy, Color to Atrium." In this video the artist, Mr. Dawe, talks about his art piece.

The second video is a time-lapse video showing the installation of Plexus no. 29.

I'll share more photos from my visits to the other BYU museums in future posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Update on Where I've Been...Again

Hello awesome readers! You may have noticed that it's been quiet here on Jana's Place again. My previous post was on August 5th. Well, my family and I were in Utah last week.

Yep. I spent about a week in Utah as an official blogger for BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy, then spent a week at home, and then spent several more days back in Utah last week. We got home Saturday evening. It's been a busy but fun few weeks.

Here are some photos from our visit to Utah last week.

While we were in Utah, we visited Bryce Canyon National Park. It was so beautiful! I'll be sharing more pictures from our visit in future posts.

After visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, we headed up to Provo to attend our oldest son's graduation ceremony at Brigham Young University. We're so proud of him!

While we were in Provo, we stopped by the Provo City Center Temple to take pictures. This new temple is gorgeous! The dates for the open house have been announced. The open house will be held every day from January 15, 2016 through March 5, 2016 (excluding Sundays). The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

We had a great time in Utah! It was so fun spending time with family.

I'll share more photos from our trip to Utah in future posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Update on Where I've Been

Hi wonderful readers! I just wanted to give you a quick update on why it's been so quiet here on Jana's Place lately. I was in Provo, Utah last week attending the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy. I accepted the invitation to attend as an official conference blogger.

The conference was held at the BYU Conference Center. I had an awesome time! If you'd like to read about my experiences at the conference, please check out my genealogy blog, Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog.

I flew to Utah on Monday, July 27th, and flew home on Saturday, August 1st. The last time I had flown on an airplane before this trip was almost 35 years ago! So, this was an exciting adventure for me. All went well, although there was some turbulence as we approached Salt Lake City on Monday. The passenger next to me said she was too old for roller coasters. I feel the same way. The turbulence made me feel sick to my stomach for a while. Yuck! Other than that incident, the flights were uneventful, for which I am thankful.

While I was in Provo, I was able to visit with family members. Of course, we had to go to Rita's Italian Ice. I had a Gelati, which consists of layers of Frozen Custard and Italian Ice. I chose chocolate Custard and Smore's Italian Ice. Yummy!

Another delicious restaurant we went to is Kneaders Bakery & Cafe. We just went for dessert this time around.

This is the Chocolate Mousse Dome.

This decadent dessert has chocolate cake on the bottom and chocolate mousse on top of that. It's then covered with chocolate ganache and whipped cream.

Yes, it is as delicious as it looks. Mmmm!

After the BYU Conference on Family History & Genealogy ended, my family members and I visited some museums on the BYU (Brigham Young University) campus. I'll be sharing some photos from those visits in future posts.

Thanks for stopping by!

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