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Dear Friends of Claremont

Summer is almost here, and with it the opportunity of how to fill those long summer days. Claremont, the active community that it is, doesn't shut down in the summer like it once may have.  Instead, the summer months are filled with all kinds of activities presented by the City, Colleges and local community groups.  Please explore our Claremont Events Calendar and mark your calendar with the events that you don't want to miss this summer - most are free and cater to families and a wide-range of age-groups. 

Just in June alone, the City's Summer Concerts and Movies in the Park,  the Claremont Symphony Orchestra at Little Bridges, Friday Nights Live, Art Mart, Craft Beer Walk and Vintage Flea Market in the Village, Butterflies & Brews at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, the schedule is varied and full. 

Claremont Heritage is also pleased to present several public educational and cultural events where we hope to see you!  Please get more information below.

David Shearer
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Executive Director
First Saturday | June 3rd | 6:00 - 9:00 PM 
Ginger Elliott Exhibition Center | Garner House 
840 N Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711 

An exhibition of new abstract paintings by Reverend Paul Kittlaus will be featured during the month of June at the Ginger Elliott Center at Claremont Heritage.  An opening reception on Saturday, June 3rd
from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm will feature an introduction by Rev. Kittlaus to the diverse selection of acrylic on canvas paintings representing "Color Improvisation" that the artist is exploring. 

The exhibition will run through June 24th with gallery hours as follows: Weekdays 9 am  - 3 pm, Weekends 2  - 4 pm.
 An emerging artist and Claremont resident, Rev. Kittlaus last year participated in a group exhibition at the gallery featuring paintings by members of the Pilgrim Place Painters' Guild. Rev. Kittlaus' vibrant, alluring compositions sustain his life-long goal of engaging with people to help them live rich, rewarding lives.
 "In my career as a minister, I used the English language and theological idioms to help people have more complete and full life experiences - to resolve their struggles and be more joyful. Now retired, I've enjoyed painting as an alternative way to communicate and help people transform their experiences," said Rev. Kittlaus. "Art has had that kind of power for me, and I hope my paintings serve as a catalyst for personal insights and a generally positive view of one's environment," he continued.
Rev. Kittlaus studied abstract painting with Laura Young at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico and has learned much about color, composition, tools and techniques through independent research and from his peers at Pilgrim Place.
SPEAKER SERIES | Luis Fuerte | Remembrances of Huell Howser
Wednesday June 7th | 7:00 - 9:00 PM 
Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College

Claremont Heritage Presents - Remembrances of Huell Howser
Luis Fuerte, award-winning cameraman for the late Huell Howser, of the California Gold television show, recounts his travels and fond memories of his employer and friend at Pitzer College Benson Auditorium on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
Fuerte was the editor, lighting director, sound engineer, on air operations person, and cameraman for the late Huell Howser, who hosted KCET's California Gold.
Fuerte will speak of his travels and times filming with the ever-curious, effervescent, and spontaneous Huell Howser.
Fuerte recounts how the idea for the show came about during a four-day shoot at a train festival in Sacramento. "One day, Huell said, 'Luis (pronounced Louie), I have an idea for a show called California Gold,'" Fuerte said. "That is the first actual California Gold as we see it today."
Having the privilege to work with a dynamic personality, Fuerte said, "I could tell when he (Howser) needed a break or when things weren't working out. I could read Huell real well. We worked well as a team. I learned to read him so well, with the tone of his voice".
Someone asked if the shows were scripted. Fuerte said, "He (Howser) always wanted to be surprised, you remember his famous, 'Golleeey' or 'Reeeeally!' He knew about the story, but not a lot. He would stop at flowers in a field, and do a story. He was easy going. He could get people to talk to him. He could do a story on a door knob (implying that Howser was that interested in what he saw). He loved working."
In 2001, after many instances of telling Howser that he wanted to retire from the show, Fuerte gave his last notice to leave California Gold and started his own business.
Howser's entire collection of his California Gold series was given to Chapman University. The university constructed a replica of his office and has every episode cataloged in a newly constructed building in Howser's honor. There are pictures of Fuerte, with Howser, in the exhibit that is free to the public.

Palm Springs Modern Committee Summer Tour of Claremont Modern
Saturday June 17th | Tickets/Information HERE

CLAREMONT MUSEUM OF ART hosts Heritage Members
Friday - Saturday -Sunday June 23rd, 24th & 25th | 12:00 - 4:00 PM
200 W First Street in the Claremont Depot | Claremont CA 91711

Current Claremont Heritage Members will be admitted Free of Charge to the Claremont Museum of Art's current Tree Speak Exhibition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 23 - 24th - The museum is open from 12:00 - 4:00 PM.  

Don't Miss This Opportunity to See a Groundbreaking Exhibition including the History of Trees in Claremont by Claremont Heritage!

Tree Speak: Interpretation of the Rustlings April 1-July 23, 2017
Tree Speak: Interpretations of the Rustlings presents visual interpretations, by artists working in the area, which ascend from the concept or image of trees and leaves in nature. A survey of Claremont's long history as the City of Trees will be presented by Claremont Heritage.  The city's tree-planting tradition began in 1907 and many of the Heritage Groves and Landscapes remain today. With trees threatened by drought and disease, the City is seeking ways to preserve our Urban Forest for future generations.

Tree Speak features artists who have found their voice in nature: Steve Comba, Jeff Faust, Athena H Hahn, Amy Maloof, Barbara Schenck, Steve Schenck, Christopher Toovey, Georgette Unis, Dan Van Clapp and Jane Park Wells plus poetry by Beth Benjamin. The exhibition was organized by Rebecca Hamm with Julia Bourbois and David Svenson. Major support is provided by West Coast Arborists with generous additional support from Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.

Claremont Heritage Inc. | PO Box 742 Claremont, CA 91711  | (909) 621.0848  |