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Art Beat – In Conversation with Author and Artist John Schlimm

  • Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm

International award-winning author and artist John Schlimm will discuss his new, bestselling memoir Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions during an interactive Q&A, followed by a book signing. Five Years in Heaven is about John’s life-changing five-year friendship with 87-year-old ceramic artist Sister Augustine. The event will also include a pop-up exhibition of Sister Augustine’s most famous series, her abstract Gussie’s Special bowls with select pieces from John’s personal collection, which has never been publicly seen before. Learn more about John Schlimm in his recent interview with Examiner.com, New Christopher Award-winning book explores art and life and his interview with The Christophers, John Schlimm on “Five Years in Heaven,” Doing God’s Work, & the Smile That Changed the World.



  • Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm
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The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
221 N. Main St
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States
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