February Artist | Paul Kittlaus
February 5 - February 27
The Claremont Forum will host artist, Paul Kittlaus this February. His exhibit, Spirit Awakening in Winter, opens on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 6 – 9 PM.
This exhibit at the Claremont Forum-Prison Library Project is a perfect bridge between my activist life in ministry and this new language, learning to communicate in an entirely nonverbal form. After years of sermons, articles, papers, prayers and picket signs, legislative testimony, counseling and debate I sit quietly with canvas, acrylic paint and brushes. I hope to help make the world a more peaceful, loving, beautiful, verdant environment for all life to thrive. It’s been my hope all along. But now it’s without words.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
REV. KITTLAUS grew up in the Midwest, earned degrees from the University of Missouri, the Chicago Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago, and George Washington University in Washington DC.
He served churches in the ghetto/barrios, suburbs, and big downtown churches. He was drawn to the prophetic and social engagement ministries including 10 years as lobbyist for the United Church of Christ in Washington.
In retirement in Claremont, he began abstract acyclic painting. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont Heritage, and the Claremont United Church of Christ.