Cate Whittemore, a Northfield native who currently works in New York as a courtroom sketch artist and a set painter, will show her work March 28 through June 20 at the Anderson Center at Tower View.
A public reception for the artist and opening ceremonies for "The Paintings and Journal Drawings of Cate Whittemore" will be March 28. The reception will start at 6 p.m. in the historic main residence, and the gallery will open at 7 p.m. The exhibition will highlight many large figurative drawings, watery landscapes, and angelic images on canvas.
"In my studio, I follow every tangent, almost every thread, until I find the continuity," Whittemore said.
" I drop a bucket into my soul's well and when I see what comes up I am oftentimes taken aback."
Whittemore was educated at St. Stephen's School in Rome, Italy, the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., the Studio and Forum of Stage Design in New York City, Connecticut College, and the University of Minnesota.
She has done set paintings for well-known television programs including "Law and Order" and "The Ellen De Generes Show," as well as for exhibitions and shows at Lincoln Center and on Broadway.
As a courtroom sketch artist, Whittemore recently covered the trial of the State of Minnesota v. Sen. Larry Craig.
Whittemore has taught at Northwestern College, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and the University of Minnesota. A past resident of the Anderson Center, she has exhibited her work at many of the center's annual exhibitions and has also served as a peer review panelist, evaluating scores of applications for the center's residency program.
"Sensual and beautifully captivating, her paintings both play into and against tradition, while displaying a genuine and wise sensibility that could only come about from thinking clearly and deeply about the nature of her art form," Anderson Center officials said.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It may be viewed on weekdays through June 20.