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Jamaican Quilt Artist to be Honoured at CARAH Awards

 

Jamaican born quilt artist, Donnette A. Cooper, Esq. will be honoured at the 26th Annual Caribbean America Heritage Awards Gala this Friday November 22nd, in Washington, DC with a Forerunner Award for her artistic contribution in quilts. CARAH is the premier event to honour emerging stars and experts of Caribbean descent within diverse fields who have made outstanding contributions to the community.

Cooper made history as the first individual donor to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. She has exhibited extensively, including at the United Nations; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the American Craft Museum; and the Museum of the Americas. Her quilts have also been included in two books – Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts and Journey of Hope: Quilts inspired by President Barack Obama.

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