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Published:Monday | June 20, 2022 | 12:10 AM
Alene Lawrence (left) and Sybil N’Toutoume pose for the camera during the opening of the inaugural Cecil Cooper Foundation Scholarship Exhibition at the Olympia Gallery.
Alene Lawrence (left) and Sybil N’Toutoume pose for the camera during the opening of the inaugural Cecil Cooper Foundation Scholarship Exhibition at the Olympia Gallery.
Trudy-Ann Barrett’s (left) and Kerry-Ann Henry’s outfits are as beautiful and vibrant as the paintings on display.
Trudy-Ann Barrett’s (left) and Kerry-Ann Henry’s outfits are as beautiful and vibrant as the paintings on display.
Rose Bennett-Cooper, widow of the late Cecil Cooper, is radiant in red. Bennett-Cooper spearheaded the establishment of the foundation.
Rose Bennett-Cooper, widow of the late Cecil Cooper, is radiant in red. Bennett-Cooper spearheaded the establishment of the foundation.
From left: Juliet Holness, member of parliament, St Andrew East Rural; Omar Frith, chairman, the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund; Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport;  and noted orator, storyteller and lectu
From left: Juliet Holness, member of parliament, St Andrew East Rural; Omar Frith, chairman, the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education Fund; Olivia Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport; and noted orator, storyteller and lecturer Amina Blackwood-Meeks.
Juliet Holness cut quite a fine figure in a lilac dress with feather embellishments and clear sandals.
Juliet Holness cut quite a fine figure in a lilac dress with feather embellishments and clear sandals.
Film-maker Michael Tingling and his lady-love, actress and baker Rosie Murray-Tingling.
Film-maker Michael Tingling and his lady-love, actress and baker Rosie Murray-Tingling.
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Under the patronage of Juliet Holness, the member of parliament for East Rural St Andrew, government officials, including Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts students and personnel, and members of the music and creative industries filled the main exhibition hall at Olympia Gallery in Papine, St Andrew, to capacity last Friday. The occasion: the launch of the Cecil Cooper Foundation and the opening of the inaugural Cecil Cooper Foundation Scholarship Exhibition, featuring select works from the collection of one of Jamaica’s most eminent painters, art educators and operatic tenors. The event, which was held on the anniversary of Cooper’s birthday, also saw the virtual unveil of a painting titled Arabesque, which is set to be sold by silent auction. Something Extra brings you the highlights.