A nurse by training, Laurine Kingston found her true calling when she helped her cousin deliver a baby in her parent’s home. The year was 1952 and Kingston remembers, “It felt like I had done it before. It was a calm peaceful feeling, like a hand fitting into a well-worn glove.” A new biography describes Kingston’s journey as a sought-after midwife, a Mormon fundamentalist and an advocate for abused women. On Thursday, Kingston joins us to talk about tolerance, polygamy and the modern midwife.
- Laurine Kingston, subject of “The Midwife: A Biography of Laurine Ekstrom Kingston” by Victoria D. Burgess
Eight years ago, glass artist Dan Cummings decided Utah needed a venue to highlight the state’s sculptors, from traditional to contemporary and well-known to emerging sculptors. The result is the annual Face of Utah Sculpture exhibit. On Thursday, Cummings joins us to trace the evolution of and trends in local sculpture.
- Dan Cummings
An opening reception the Face of Utah Sculpture VIII will be held Thursday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City.
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