Courthouse Gallery artists John Neville, Colin Page, and Jessica Stammen, along with eight other Maine artists, currently have paintings on view at the Banjul Embassy as part of the Art in the Embassies program. The collection of Maine artworks was selected to accompany Ambassador Pamela A. White to The Gambia.
Ambassador White, who was appointed ambassador in 2010, grew up in Auburn, Maine, and attended the University of Maine. She called on her good friend and former college roommate Cynthia Watson to help select artworks by Maine artists to display at the embassy. Former Farnsworth Art Museum board member Carol Stratton helped Watson select the artworks.
This past Friday evening, Cynthia and Lowell Watson hosted an elegant reception at their waterfront home in Boothbay Harbor to honor the Ambassador and the Maine artists whose work was selected to hang at the Embassy. The Maine artists with artworks at the Banjul Embassy include Mitch Billis, Rich Dickinson, Morris Dorenfield, John Lorence, J. Thomas Higgins, John Neville, Colin Page, Paul Plante, Marguerite Robichaux, and Jessica Stammen.
Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth offers off-season hours and a complete schedule of exhibitions, artist’s talks, and events at www.courthousegallery.com