Friday September 02, 2011 | 10:36 PM

As the sun dipped ever closer to the Atlantic tonight, guests mingled on the terrace and the sloping front lawn of Cynthia and Lowell Watson's elegant Boothbay Harbor home. With cocktails and delightful finger foods, we celebrated U.S. Ambassador Pamela A. White and the Maine artists whose work is currently on view at the U.S. Embassy in The Gambia.

Ambassador White grew up in Auburn and attended the University of Maine. When she was appointed Ambassador last year, she knew she wanted to feature Maine artists in the Banjul Embassy through the Art in the Embassies program. She called on her good friend Cynthia Watson - her roommate at UMaine - and asked for her assistance. Cynthia in turn called on her friend and past Farnsworth Art Museum board member Carol Stratton to help select the works. Eleven works by 11 Maine artists now hang at the Banjul Embassy thanks to their combined efforts.

Be sure to pick up the Sept. 11 edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, where I'll have more details and photos from the party.

Until then, I hope to see you out and about.


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