Ottawa – Corel Corporation today announced that the company will participate alongside members of its Corel® Painter™ Master program as part of a Macworld 2009 Conference & Expo® panel entitled “Digital Art Pioneers and Trendsetters.” The panel will feature noted artists including Andrew Jones and Jason Manley of Massive Black, Jeremy Sutton, Fay Sirkis, and Bruce Dorn, as well as Corel Painter Product Manager, Rob MacDonald. It is part of the show’s Users Conference “Inspire” sessions and will take place on Thursday, January 8, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Room 2002, West Hall.
The “Digital Art Pioneers and Trendsetters” session will explore the new trends and technologies that will push digital art to new heights, and how this will impact traditional art tools and techniques. The panel will also explore how their industries have evolved with the medium and offer their predictions as to where the market is headed. Attendees will learn about the latest digital art tools, techniques and technologies affecting a wide variety of professional artists including photographers, concept artists and graphic designers.
“We are absolutely thrilled to participate in a panel with these amazing artists who’ve changed the face of digital art,” said Mr. MacDonald. “Our Painter Masters and the Mac user community are instrumental to the success of Corel Painter. We’re truly honored to be able to talk about the future of digital art with visionaries whose use of tools like Painter continues to shape the future of this industry.”
Macworld Conference & Expo 2009 delivers a comprehensive agenda covering everything from Mac power user skills, introductory training, creative photo, music, video, and design, to small business productivity and education. Year after year, the show brings together audiences in creative services, education, application development, entertainment, small office/home office and Internet-based environments, offering all the opportunity to discover the latest developments and hottest products these markets offer.