Steve and I had the pleasure of photographing a press conference to formally announce the recipients of the Maine Center for Creativity's 2014 Maine Creative Industries Award on Monday.
Edison T. Liu, M.D., president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory and Wendy Tardiff, executive director of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, who was representing Patrick Dempsey were joined by MCC's Executive Director Jean Maginnis to answer questions and speak to the importance of creativity and innovation in Maine. Many area business people, artists, and community organizers were in attendance at the event held in the new pavilion of the Cumberland County Civic Center.
I'm always proud to live in Maine, but being surrounded by so many local people who are invested in supporting what we have to offer as creative professionals was an inspiring way to start the week.
[update: Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Dempsey family and all of those at the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing on the passing of Patrick's mother Amanda from cancer today].