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Jamaicans can attend a digital arts festival, free of cost this coming weekend. The two-day festival, designed to showcase cutting edge technology used in enhancing the fine arts, is being hosted by the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC).
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CPTC, Angela Patterson, says that the Jamaica Digital Arts Festival is a combined fun day and learning activity for the entire family.
She said the seminars, as well as displays from the business sector, are designed to appeal to a wide rage of interests and age groups, and everyone can learn more about new technological advances, from the special features of the latest in high tech cameras to the use of personal digital cameras.
“Presentations will cover animation, digital creativity in education, creating music, web design, technology, fine art and other topics.” Mrs. Patterson indicated. She said presenters had been drawn from among the captains of industry.
She pointed out that last year’s festival was a huge success, particularly the presentation on animation, which sparked a great deal of interest among young people interested in careers in animation.
She added that a gaming competition will be held during the festival. She also encouraged video game fans to come out and compete for the many prizes.
The Jamaica Digital Arts Festival opens on Saturday (September 19) at 2 pm and closes on Sunday (September 20) at approximately 5 pm.
It will be held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston. Sponsors include CPTC, HEART Trust/NTA, Watt’s New, The Gleaner, Star, Youthlink and Interlinc Communications.

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