Watch the KCC Creative Media Showcase today

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    This photo was taken pre-COVID-19. From left, Kaua‘i Community College marketing and business class students Coen Tone, Lilio Masi, instructor Dirk Soma, Jennifer Escobedo Zegarra, Robert Brown, Taylor Benson, Colton Christensen and Kalia Boiser-Gomes welcome fellow students to the Student Pitch Competition on campus.

PUHI — The Kaua‘i Community College Creative Media program is having its fall 2020 Creative Media Student Showcase today at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom, and all are welcome to register and watch.

Teak Ruby-Ano, a creative-media student, shares the importance of the event.

“The Creative Media Showcase is important to me because it gives business owners and employers the opportunity to see all the talent Kaua‘i has to offer, myself included,” Ruby-Ano said.

“Now that the showcase is streamed online, those employers could be from anywhere, which equals more opportunity.

“The showcase allows students to show off their skill sets through their coursework. Most importantly, the potential to land their dream job right out of college. This program puts out qualified, empowered individuals who are huge assets to any team they join,” Ruby-Ano said.

Creative Media student Joshaviah Cabreros said this showcase is important to him because it’s a reflection of all his hard work and effort he pushed out this semester.

“It’s also a time of ‘showing off’ to our community,” Cabreros said. “Some of my Moloka‘i and now Kaua‘i community members are going to be watching this Friday, and it gives me great pride in knowing that I can show my hard work to the people I love. This is something I hope would encourage the younger generation is not being scared of going to college and making decisions for themselves.”

Jennifer Escobedo Zegarra echoed Ruby-Ano and Cabreros.

“The Creative Media Showcase is important to me because it is a great opportunity to show the artistic work that I have been learning in classes, also to inspire more people who want to take the same path,” Escobedo Zegarra said.

“On the other hand, it is an opportunity for business owners to see the talent that we can offer on the island, and in the future to work with them. Participating in this event makes you try hard and do your best.”

According to Escobedo Zegarra, this event is for the entire Kaua‘i community, including people who like art and who may be interested in studying creative media. During this event, people will be able to see outstanding digital works produced by Creative Media students during the fall 2020 term at KCC.

KCC’s Creative Media Coordinator and Instructor Stephen Watkins go into detail about what the program entails.

“KCC’s Creative Media Student Showcase features artist digital works produced by students who live on Kaua‘i,” Watkins said.

“Showcase categories include video production, music production, graphic design, website technology, 3D animation, event technology and still photography. KCC’s Creative Media students are interested in working with local businesses for mutual benefit.”

Watkins said this is an opportunity for Kaua‘i business owners and residents to see fresh ideas from creative, innovative talent on Kaua‘i.

To receive the Zoom login information, go to the KCC’s website,, and click on the Creative Media Showcase banner.


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