Mormon Artist Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine that was launched during the summer of 2008 by Brigham Young University graduate, Ben Crowder. The magazine is available free-of-charge on the internet at www.mormonartist.net or for $11.25 (as of April, 2009) an issue in print. Publisher is MagCloud, which prints on-demand. The glossy publishes interviews with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) who are engaged in some field of artistic endeavor. "Artistic endeavors" include music composition and performance, writing, art of all types, movie production, etc.
Crowder's first interview was with Provo, Utah, resident and painter Kirk Richards. Crowder enlisted over two score volunteers to help him with interviews and web development, including local playwright Mahonri Stewart, who interviewed stage director Christopher Clark, who teaches theater at Utah Valley University. Crowder hopes to interview superstar Mormon artists as well as new and struggling ones. Crowder expects never to run out of material, since there are literally thousands of Mormons engaged in the arts, some world famous.
- ↑ LDS Week, Daily Herald, March 29, 2009