We had a wonderful cocktail party to celebrate the opening of my gallery this week, attended by the Hon. Ministers of Environment, Natural Resources and Meterology the MInister of Women Community & Social Development, the New Zealand High Commission and wife and Deputy NZHC and wife and other guests. The guests included indivuals and friends interested in the arts and the development of projects such as this in Samoa where people and tourists can visit the artist in her/his working and living environment. Fabulous food was provided by the Orator Hotel with the bulk of it being vegetarian. Wine, beer juices and great cold T2 herbal teas delighted guests. In spite of the fact that its been raining solidly in Samoa for over 4 weeks the evening went beautifully and guests were able to enjoy being on the deck outside the gallery looking onto our tropical lush garden.