Artistic experiences will be shared by Annie Henrie; Dixie Forum

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Annie Henrie in front of a piece of her artwork, Salt Lake City, Utah, date not provided | Photo courtesy of Jyl Hall, Dixie State University Public Relations, St. George News

ST. GEORGE—Having experienced the frustrations and wonder of painting in oils as early as her first lesson, Annie Henrie has now mastered the art and will be on the Dixie State University campus to share about her artistic experiences on Tuesday at noon in the Dunford Auditorium.

Henrie is scheduled to present at “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” where admission is free, and all community members and DSU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Dedicated to becoming an artist since she was in kindergarten, Henrie has accomplished her goal, specializing in oil paintings with religious themes. Henrie says her work has been most impacted by the encounters she experienced while studying abroad in England and Italy and serving a LDS mission in England.

Art is how we visualize divinity; we know the face of Christ based on works painted by inspired mortals,” Henrie said. “I feel there is responsibility for the spiritually minded artist to project experiences of our souls onto a canvas, in order for us to remember and preserve our glimpses of heaven and interactions with angels. I am fascinated with portraying the tipping point in our trials — when one reaches out to God in despair and discovers relief, love and hope — therein finding light has overcome darkness.”

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Artwork by Annie Henrie, Salt Lake City, Utah, date not provided | Photo courtesy of Jyl Hall, Dixie State University Public Relations, St. George News

Henrie’s work has received numerous awards at Springville Museum’s annual Spring Salon and Religious & Spiritual Art shows. In 2012, her work “Balm of Gilead” received a Purchase Award at the 9th International LDS Art Competition. Additionally, her work has been featured in the books “A Piece of Silver” by Clark Burbidge and “Covenant Motherhood” by Stephanie Dibb Sorensen, published in a variety of magazines and commissioned for the Neal A. Maxwell Institute of Religion journal.

A 2010 graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in illustration, Henrie lives in Salt Lake City. Her work is on display at Authentique Gallery in St. George as well as in Orem, Salt Lake City and Cannon Beach, Oregon. To learn more about Henrie and see her work, visit

Dixie Forum is designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50­minute presentation. Dixie State students can earn one college credit by signing up for HUM 1000, attending lectures regularly, carefully considering the ideas expressed and writing about the presentations.

Because DSU students will be on Fall Break, there will not be a Dixie Forum presentation Oct. 14. The series will resume Oct. 21, when Dr. Lincoln Nadauld will present “Cutting Edge Cancer Research: A Report from Stanford University” in the Dunford Auditorium.

Oct. 7 Annie Henrie Fine Art Painting
Oct. 14 No Forum – Fall Break
Oct. 21 Dr. Lincoln Nadauld, Brian Caldwell, Aston Basile “Cutting Edge Cancer Research: A Report from Stanford University
Oct. 28 Kathleen Herndon, chairwoman of the English department at Weber State University “Islamic New Year and Muslim Journeys”
Nov. 4 Rico Del Sesto, DSU assistant professor of chemistry “The Future of Science”
Nov. 11 No Forum – DSU Career Day
Nov. 18 J. Kirk Richards “Fine Art Painting and Sculpture”
Nov. 25 No Forum – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 2 Del Parson, DSU art professor Fine Art Painting
Dec. 9 Lin Alder Energy Efficiency

Event details and resources

  • What: “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World”
  • When: Tuesday, Oct. 7 at noon.
  • Where: Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center, Dixie State University campus, 225 South 700 East, St. George, Utah
  • Contact: DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or [email protected]
  • Dixie forum website

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