Meet The Artists

The Artists

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson’s fascinating journey in life is reflected in her magnificent work as a sculptor. The emotion, compositional flow, dramatic design and exquisite detail have become her signature elements.

For the past sixteen years since she began to sculpt, she has received extensive acknowledgement for her masterful work as a sculptor. Angela’s work has been on exhibit at the Newport Beach Temple Open House, where over 175,000 people saw her sculpture, “Come Unto Me”. The Light of the World Exhibit traveled different Visitors’ Centers in the United States for 5 years.

The LDS Church Museum recognized Angela’s outstanding work awarding her the prestigious Merit Award for her life-size depiction of Jesus Christ titled, “Come Unto Me”.

“Come Unto Me” is now part of the LDS Church Art Collection. Angela has sculpted numerous private commissions among which are Barry and Bobby Bonds for Arizona State University and “Rising From the Ashes”, a work created for the Rising Star Outreach, a nonprofit foundation that works with the leprosy affected of India.

Angela Johnson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her lifelong love and adoration of Jesus Christ is the guiding power of her life. Angela has four children and sixteen grandchildren. She is the Founder of the I Am the Light of the World Foundation, a nonprofit that has been organized to create a sculpture garden depicting the teachings and miracles of Jesus Christ.

October 15, 2011 The Light of the World Exhibit was installed at Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, Utah. The work of enlarging 15 sculptural depictions to monumental size is her current work and focus.

In 2013 she developed the Son of God Etched Glass Images series. The collection has 20 images of her sculptures of Jesus Christ etched in glass. It is her desire to give people a way to have stories and images of Jesus close to them and their loved ones.

When once asked by a newspaper editor if she looks at her hands and is amazed at what she has been able to accomplish she replied, “It is more amazing to me what Jesus Christ can do with a soul.”

Angela’s Website

Angela Johnson’s fascinating journey in life is reflected in her magnificent work as a sculptor. The emotion, compositional flow, dramatic design and exquisite detail have become her signature elements.

For the past sixteen years since she began to sculpt, she has received extensive acknowledgement for her masterful work as a sculptor. Angela’s work has been on exhibit at the Newport Beach Temple Open House, where over 175,000 people saw her sculpture, “Come Unto Me”. The Light of the World Exhibit traveled different Visitors’ Centers in the United States for 5 years.

The LDS Church Museum recognized Angela’s outstanding work awarding her the prestigious Merit Award for her life-size depiction of Jesus Christ titled, “Come Unto Me”.

“Come Unto Me” is now part of the LDS Church Art Collection. Angela has sculpted numerous private commissions among which are Barry and Bobby Bonds for Arizona State University and “Rising From the Ashes”, a work created for the Rising Star Outreach, a nonprofit foundation that works with the leprosy affected of India.

Angela Johnson is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her lifelong love and adoration of Jesus Christ is the guiding power of her life. Angela has four children and sixteen grandchildren. She is the Founder of the I Am the Light of the World Foundation, a nonprofit that has been organized to create a sculpture garden depicting the teachings and miracles of Jesus Christ.

October 15, 2011 The Light of the World Exhibit was installed at Thanksgiving Point Gardens in Lehi, Utah. The work of enlarging 15 sculptural depictions to monumental size is her current work and focus.

In 2013 she developed the Son of God Etched Glass Images series. The collection has 20 images of her sculptures of Jesus Christ etched in glass. It is her desire to give people a way to have stories and images of Jesus close to them and their loved ones.

When once asked by a newspaper editor if she looks at her hands and is amazed at what she has been able to accomplish she replied, “It is more amazing to me what Jesus Christ can do with a soul.”

Angela’s Website

Tom Holdman

Tom Holdman

Tom Holdman is a visionary. Along with the incredible designs that fill his mind are the endless possibilities of how to use those designs to enhance the life experiences of others. Realizing that art is often a luxury unavailable to the masses, in many instances, Tom has taken upon himself the endeavor of raising the funds for art projects that otherwise would not have been realized.

Over the past 20 years, Tom has raised the money for and created the following projects for public buildings:

• 8 ‘ by 32 ‘ stained glass mural filled with children’s stories for the Orem City Library Children’s Wing. Sixteen years later, that window is the icon of recognition for the library. Patrons of the library frequently share their love and appreciation for the joy it brings.

• Eight art glass murals depicting the many areas of the Humanities for the SCERA Arts Center in Orem, Utah. Because of the success of that artwork, funds were recently raised to create two new larger murals for an addition the Art Center.

• 12’ by 150’ rotunda space in the American Fork Library.

• Glass sculpture collage for the Highland City Library-8’ by 12’

• 12’ tall sculpted glass Christmas tree which was donated to the Festival of Trees to raise money for Primary Children’s Hospital. It was one of the highest selling trees in the festival’s history.

• Various other art glass projects have benefited from Tom’s fund raising.

• Tom is currently working on designs for the Utah Valley University Library. The windows will depict the History of the World in stained glass mural format and is over 100 feet long. This will allow the students to look at great minds in history that have changed the world and inspire them to follow suit.

Tom’s contribution to our community goes beyond his beautiful works of art. He is so passionate about the positive influence art has on all our lives and with concern for the dwindling art education in public schools, he started The Art Institute at Thanksgiving Point. The Institute offers numerous art classes in various mediums for all ages. Students between 4 and 80 years old have benefited from the programs, whether it be pottery, watercolor, stained glass, jewelry making or blown glass, among others. The Art Institute keeps growing in the number of students as well as the numerous classes offered. Thousands of people step foot in the studio and are submerged in art. The doors are open to the public, for free, to come in and see what we are creating on a daily basis.

The Institute reaches out to the community by providing volunteer opportunities to help create large-scale artwork. These groups have included organizations of troubled youth, many private schools, as well as job-shadowing programs. These experiences take place daily. Tours have been successfully provided for many public schools, scout troops, youth groups, women’s organizations and many other community groups.

Beyond his amazing artistic talents, Tom reaches out to his community in a profound way. Tom has a speech impediment, he stutters, but he has not let this fact get in the way of speaking about his passion. He has often stated that what could be perceived as an obstacle has been a blessing in his life. His love for art, family, his faith and his community are obvious when he addresses a group. His openness in sharing his experience as a person with this challenge has enlightened and inspired all who hear him speak. A video documentary was created about Tom entitled, “Speaking Through Glass” which is aired on PBS and has won the People’s Choice Award at both the Utah Arts Festival and the LDS Film Festival. He inspires all who come into his life. His weakness in communicating verbally has created a significant strength of communicating to the hearts and minds of others through the visual arts.

Tom’s Website

Tom Holdman is a visionary. Along with the incredible designs that fill his mind are the endless possibilities of how to use those designs to enhance the life experiences of others. Realizing that art is often a luxury unavailable to the masses, in many instances, Tom has taken upon himself the endeavor of raising the funds for art projects that otherwise would not have been realized.

Over the past 20 years, Tom has raised the money for and created the following projects for public buildings:

• 8 ‘ by 32 ‘ stained glass mural filled with children’s stories for the Orem City Library Children’s Wing. Sixteen years later, that window is the icon of recognition for the library. Patrons of the library frequently share their love and appreciation for the joy it brings.

• Eight art glass murals depicting the many areas of the Humanities for the SCERA Arts Center in Orem, Utah. Because of the success of that artwork, funds were recently raised to create two new larger murals for an addition the Art Center.

• 12’ by 150’ rotunda space in the American Fork Library.

• Glass sculpture collage for the Highland City Library-8’ by 12’

• 12’ tall sculpted glass Christmas tree which was donated to the Festival of Trees to raise money for Primary Children’s Hospital. It was one of the highest selling trees in the festival’s history.

• Various other art glass projects have benefited from Tom’s fund raising.

• Tom is currently working on designs for the Utah Valley University Library. The windows will depict the History of the World in stained glass mural format and is over 100 feet long. This will allow the students to look at great minds in history that have changed the world and inspire them to follow suit.

Tom’s contribution to our community goes beyond his beautiful works of art. He is so passionate about the positive influence art has on all our lives and with concern for the dwindling art education in public schools, he started The Art Institute at Thanksgiving Point. The Institute offers numerous art classes in various mediums for all ages. Students between 4 and 80 years old have benefited from the programs, whether it be pottery, watercolor, stained glass, jewelry making or blown glass, among others. The Art Institute keeps growing in the number of students as well as the numerous classes offered. Thousands of people step foot in the studio and are submerged in art. The doors are open to the public, for free, to come in and see what we are creating on a daily basis.

The Institute reaches out to the community by providing volunteer opportunities to help create large-scale artwork. These groups have included organizations of troubled youth, many private schools, as well as job-shadowing programs. These experiences take place daily. Tours have been successfully provided for many public schools, scout troops, youth groups, women’s organizations and many other community groups.

Beyond his amazing artistic talents, Tom reaches out to his community in a profound way. Tom has a speech impediment, he stutters, but he has not let this fact get in the way of speaking about his passion. He has often stated that what could be perceived as an obstacle has been a blessing in his life. His love for art, family, his faith and his community are obvious when he addresses a group. His openness in sharing his experience as a person with this challenge has enlightened and inspired all who hear him speak. A video documentary was created about Tom entitled, “Speaking Through Glass” which is aired on PBS and has won the People’s Choice Award at both the Utah Arts Festival and the LDS Film Festival. He inspires all who come into his life. His weakness in communicating verbally has created a significant strength of communicating to the hearts and minds of others through the visual arts.

Tom’s Website

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