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Images of Reality, Truth and Love in the Bible and Literature features Elspeth's painting of Huldah

By Al R. Young
Images of Reality, Truth and Love in the Bible and Literature, published by The Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, features Treasure the Word by Elspeth Young, from Al Young Studios' Women of the Bible Fine Art Collection.Treasure The Word... Read more »

Tags: Treasure The Word, 2017


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - At Home for Christmas

By Al R. Young The At Home for Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Your Own Comfortable Home (2 pages)Hearth - Find the Extraordinary (4 pages)Kitchen - It's Christmas Time Again (6 pages)Music - When Christmas Morning Shines (2 pages)Garden - Help Is Nigh (3 pages)Workshops - A Little Farm (3 pages)Garret - The Making of the Stars (3 pages)At Home for Christmas is the 109th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 18 No. 1, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


A Studio in a Barn

By Al R. Young
supplemental material
to a series of workshops articles appearing in the following issues of the storybook home journal
"The Snug Outbuildings" - Lorna Doone (Vol 17 No 6)
"A Little Farm" - At Home for Christmas (Vol 18 No 1)
"A Bold Dash for the Barn" - The Scarlet Pimpernel (Vol 18 No 2)
introduction

Gifts are often something new or, if not new, at least valuable because of sentiment or significance.  Unprepossessing as it looked when the salvage of a 48-year-old fence was delivered to our driveway in the summer of 2014, it was indeed a gift, in every sense of the word... Read more »

Tags: 2017, Project commentaries, Workshops


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Lorna Doone

By Al R. Young The Lorna Doone issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Careful of the Linen (5 pages)Hearth - Like a Picture or a Dream (4 pages)Kitchen - Of Dairy Business (8 pages)Garden - Scenting the Linen Press (1 page)Workshops - The Snug Outbuildings (2 pages)Garret - Traceries of Time and Music (3 pages)Lorna Doone is the 108th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 6, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Blank Art Diaries: In Their Footsteps features pioneer commentaries and original artworks from Al Young Studios

By Al R. Young This blank-book journal sells for $32 (plus shipping) direct from Al Young Studios.  Printed in full color on heavy paper, the book is bound with black plastic spiral to rest flat when open.

In Their Footsteps: A Personal Journal  features 29 original artworks consisting of 18 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 2 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, four artworks from Ashton' private portfolio, and five pencil drawings from Al's private portfolio... Read more »

Tags: Meadow, Charity, In The High Valley, Mountain Home, Sara Crewe, The Dawning Of A Brighter Day, 3.30.0028.000, Far Away In The West, 3.30.0243.000, There The Saints Will Be Blessed, 3.30.0277.000, Green And Pleasant Land, I Will Uphold Thee,...


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Sweet Land Of Liberty"

By Al R. Young Sweet Land Of Liberty is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Sweet Land Of Liberty, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Women of Faith, Volume 4 features Elspeth's painting of Evelyn Kleinert

By Al R. Young
Women of Faith in the Latter Days, Volume 4, published by Deseret Book, features A Labor of Love by Elspeth Young, from Al Young Studios' Pioneer Fine Art Collection.A Labor Of Love... Read more »

Tags: A Labor Of Love, 2017


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "If God So Clothe The Field"

By Al R. Young If God So Clothe The Field is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: If God So Clothe The Field, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Prince and the Pauper

By Al R. Young The The Prince and the Pauper issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - The Very Kitchen of the King Himself (11 pages)Hearth - The Likeness Himself (5 pages)Kitchen - The Very Kitchen of the King Himself (9 pages)Garden - Of Roses Red and White (4 pages)Garret - The Search for Survivors (3 pages)The Prince and the Pauper is the 107th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 5, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Tanner M. Young publishes new Fine Art Photography during June '17

Browse a gallery of Fine Art Photography taken during June 2017.... Read more »

Tags: Above the Summit, Midnight Moon, Summer-melt, 2017, Fine art photography, News, Tanner M. Young


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - David Copperfield

By Al R. Young The David Copperfield issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - On the Wall (6 pages)Kitchen - The Pleasant Tea (2 pages)Garden - The Perfume of the Flowers (9 pages)Workshops - With a Long Pen (2 pages)Garret - Catastrophe at Deeping Marr (4 pages)David Copperfield is the 106th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000.  All 105 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 4, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Al R. Young completes new oil painting - "Under The Northern Mountains"

By Al R. Young Under The Northern Mountains is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Under The Northern Mountains, 2017, Al R. Young, High Valley Art Collection, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night"

By Al R. Young Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Her Candle Goeth Not Out By Night, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "The Covenant of Peace"

By Al R. Young The Covenant of Peace is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: The Covenant of Peace, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Pioneer Art Collection


Ashton R. Young completes new oil painting - "Green And Pleasant Land"

By Al R. Young Green And Pleasant Land is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Green And Pleasant Land, 2017, Ashton R. Young, High Valley Art Collection, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints


Ashton R. Young completes new oil painting - "Peace Like A River"

By Al R. Young Peace Like A River is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: Peace Like A River, 2017, Ashton R. Young, High Valley Art Collection, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Lisa and Lottie

By Al R. Young The Lisa and Lottie issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - O! These Artists! (6 pages)Hearth - Forget-Me-Not (3 pages)Kitchen - We're Traveling (7 pages)Garden - Enzian (3 pages)Workshops - Bright Lanterns (3 pages)Lisa and Lottie is the 105th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000.  All 104 previous issues remain in print and are available individually or in customer-defined groups directly from Al Young Studios... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 3, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


Elspeth's oil painting and Ashton's custom frame featured in Church Newsroom video

By Al R. Young Elspeth's original oil painting is presently unavailable for viewing online because it and its copyright are exclusive to temples.

The original oil painting, entitled The Covenant of Peace and completed in 2016, was painted by the artist in the studios at BenHaven.  The completed oil painting was subsequently acquired by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for use in temples, and the Church also acquired all copy rights pertaining to the artwork.  Consequently, no prints of the painting are available for purchase... Read more »

Tags: 2017, News, Oil paintings and prints, Temple artworks


The Papers of Seymore Wainscott — Travels-in-Scotland volume 2 now available

By Al R. Young

As Seymore takes the first steps of his journey into the heart of Scotland, he starts to realize that he belongs to the setting and the heritage in which he finds himself.  He doesn't want to leave Lanham and Virginia's tidewater, but to bring Scotland home with him—at least those things that he can use to make his own home better.  Always curious about the how and why of things, Seymore continues to pursue his own questions about creativity and community.  He records his thoughts about these things in his diary, but there's also plenty of travel just to be enjoyed in that playful sense in which creativity always meets new experience—not knowing how or when or whether something will ever prove useful... Read more »

Tags: Travels in Scotland Vol. 2, 2017, News, Novellas


Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "She Had Compassion"

By Al R. Young She Had Compassion is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

Click here to see a larger image of the new painting, read the artist's commentary, and look at the selection of prints--if any are available.... Read more »

Tags: She Had Compassion, 2017, Elspeth C. Young, Legacy, News, Oil paintings and prints, Women of the Bible Art Collection


New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Death Comes for the Archbishop

By Al R. Young The Death Comes for the Archbishop issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - There About Us Always (5 pages)Hearth - As the Tints of Early Morning (5 pages)Kitchen - A Constantly Refined Tradition (6 pages)Garden - Excellent for Fruit (3 pages)Workshops - Softened with Time (1 page)Garret - The Song of Ishanor, part 2 (3 pages)Death Comes for the Archbishop is the 104th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

Tags: Vol. 17 No. 2, 2017, News, The Storybook Home Journal issues


New user interface being implemented for The BenHaven Archives Online

By Al R. Young All of the documentary content of the wiki that has been available since 2009 at The BanHaven Archives Online (www.benhanvenarchives.org) will now be hosted as a sub-domain of www.alyoung.com.  One of the primary objectives for this change is to facilitate ongoing management and expansibility of content.

This will be a phased transition with status announcements published in our Newsroom as each milestone is achieved.  Check for ANNOUNCEMENTS at The BenHaven Archives (overview)... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, News


The Purpose and History of The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young purpose
The BenHaven Archives is a multi-generational family repository of documents, images, audio-visual materials, and artifacts bearing primarily upon the history of the family and its members.

Digital materials published in the online holdings of the Archives serve the needs of family members, historians, genealogical researchers, as well as special interest communities for which collections in the Archives may be suited.

history
S. P. Young (1894-1972) assiduously kept letters, newspaper clippings, documents, photographs, and memorabilia throughout his life, and entrusted much of his collection to his son, Alfred R... Read more »

Tags: 2017, News


The BenHaven Archives (overview)

By Al R. Young announcements (updated 2017 January 20)
Click this heading for recent publication announcements and other news about The BenHaven Archives.

purpose & history of the benhaven archives

guidelines for requests to copy or publish historical documents and other items (updated 2017 January 20)

contacting the archives (updated 2017 January 20)... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, My Fathers Captivity, Overview


Guidelines for Requests to Copy or Publish Historical Documents, Commentary, Book Excerpts or Photographs from Al Young Studios or The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young
To initiate a request for permission to reproduce images of artworks created by the Artists of Al Young Studios, please read Guidelines for Requests to Copy or Publish Artworks Created by the Artists of Al Young Studios.

To initiate a request for permission to reproduce historical documents and photographs from The BenHaven Archives, as well as all other visual and verbal material published by the Artists and Writers of Al Young Studios, please email to us the following information... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, News, Operations announcements


Contacting The BenHaven Archives

By Al R. Young
The BenHaven Archives does not offer access to its papers and artifacts (except through digital copies), nor is it possible to visit or tour the Archives. The Archives is neither staffed nor housed to provide such services.

In connection with My Father's Captivity, Al Young Studios published digital copies of most of the original materials, upon which the book is based, in 2009.  This was done as a public service, with the objective of providing free online access to families and descendants of prisoners of war, as well as access for students, writers, researchers, and other interested parties... Read more »

Tags: 2017, BenHaven Archives, News, Operations announcements