Athenaeum Music & Arts Library Rotunda Gallery

Rotunda Gallery 


Sue Whitman: Visions of Discovery

June 16 - July 28, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 6:30-8:30 PM


Local artist Sue Whitman will present a series of new collages, along with sculpture and wall works from her vast studio archives. Whitman’s consuming interest in fine art took her from advanced studies in her native Cleveland, Ohio, to New York’s Parsons and the Clarence White School of Photography. She was in charge of art exhibitions at the public library in Westport, Connecticut, organized traveling exhibitions throughout the school system, and exhibited outstanding local artists at the Yankee Doodle Fair.


Whitman has had solo exhibitions at the UCSD Faculty Club, Sherwood Square Gallery, and Underwater Explorers Club in the Bahamas, among many other institutions and galleries.


She spent eight years as Public Relations Director of the Norton Museum of Art. To be near her two children, she moved to La Jolla, where she discovered the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.


I have always worked in a variety of media—watercolors, acrylics, gouache, inks and chalks, plastics for abstract sculptures, wool for fiber art murals and endless combinations of materials for collages.


Each journey opens the door to new vision and excitement along the way. I am most grateful that artistic expression has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.


—Sue Whitman, March 2018