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New Art Exhibit to Feature Art of President Henry B. Eyring

Brigham Young University-Idaho will on Tuesday 19th Sept inaugurate Henry J. Eyring as the Seventeenth President of the university. The ceremony will be held on the Rexburg, Idaho campus. Classes will be released prior to the ceremony, and the university invites all who will not be able to attend the function to stream it live from the BYUI website.

The Eyring family and the BYUI fraternity share a long and prosperous relationship as Henry B. Eyring served as president of the institution from 1971 to 1977. His father, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will preside over the special occasion.

The occasion is deemed as special as it will also be the launch of an art exhibition that will run until 20th October. This exhibit will feature hundreds of water paintings and drawings by President Henry B. Eyring. President Henry B. Eyring has worked on this collection of artwork over the past sixty years.

There is a lot of buzz around this collection as it will be the first time these pieces go on display for the public. There is no admission price, but one will need to get tickets from the university.

The incoming president first visited the institution as a child when his father served as president. He later went on to join BYU Utah to undertake his bachelor’s degree in geology. His academic efforts with the school were not made as he went back to get his Masters in Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate. It is during this time that he married his wife Kelly Ann Child and together they went on to get five children.

Henry has served as Ass. Academic V. President for Online Learning and Academic V. President in BYU Idaho. He also served in various church positions such as mission president in the Tokyo Japan North Mission.

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