New Utah Art Center is Dedicated

Deseret News, 10 April 1995, page A1

Article Summary:

President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered the dedicatory prayer for Tuacahn Saturday. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir was featured at the dedicatory ceremony.

Speaking of the pioneers from the area, President Hinckley said, “Jacob Hamblin and Dudley Leavitt and others with him walked back and forth across this desert land from Cedar City to Las Vegas. They had floods, drought, pestilence, but they kept the faith.” “We remember them with grateful respect, and now we have pioneers of a different kind. A new generation has created this great facility, desiring to share it with the travelers.” “It is fitting for the Tabernacle Choir to be present for these dedicatory ceremonies, for this (canyon) too is a tabernacle, a part of the divinity that is within each of us.”

Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts is located in the box-shaped Padre Canyon.