Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

2019 Arts Festival Events

Alice Merrill Horne and the Art Matronage of the Frontier


Saturday, June 29, 3:30 PM

Ingrid Asplund recounts the incredible life story of Alice Merrill Horne, a Latter-day Saint who was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1898 – becoming the third female legislator in the state. A year later, she authored a critical bill that created the Utah Arts Institute. Asplund will take a closer look at Horne’s life and achievements in this riveting lecture.

Ingrid Asplund received her bachelor's degree in history of art from Bryn Mawr College in 2014. In the several years following she served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Ingrid is currently at UCSD studying contemporary art, especially installations employing light, fiber art, and other experimental media.