Artist and Authors begins in China
Thomaston — Mabel Cabot will present a slide/lecture about her work Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. The program is the first of this year's Friends of the Thomaston Library series Artists and Authors Among Us.
Cabot will discuss her book and show slides from "Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China and Mongolia, 1921-1925," which brings to life the peoples and landscapes encountered by Janet Wulsin (Cabot's mother) during her four-year exploration of Asia. From the Gobi Desert to the Yellow River, Wulsin and her then-husband, Frederick Wulsin, traveled on camelback taking pictures of the local people.
In order to construct her portrait of the Wulsin expedition, Cabot drew on archives at the Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, as well as records at Haverford and Bowdoin colleges, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society. She also traveled to China in order to gain a first-hand perspective.
Cabot has written for The Washington Post, the Washington Star and Smithsonian magazine. She founded a public relations firm in Washington, D.C., served at the White House during the Reagan Administration and worked as the director of corporate programming at Ford Motor Company. She lives in Cambridge, Mass. and in Thomaston.
Following the presentation, there will be light refreshments. Artists and Authors Among Us is free to the public, but donations to the library are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 354-2453.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.