"The Buck (Does Not) Stop Here"

Main Street Bucksport is proud to announce an upcoming speakers series, The Buck (Does Not) Stop Here. The series features six Bucksport High School alumni who are doing innovative and creative work here in Maine and throughout the world. During the day, the featured speakers will meet with current Bucksport High School students. In the evening, there will be a public presentation at the Alamo Theatre. Each speaker will present a short presentation about their work followed by a moderated panel discussion where we will explore how our community contributed to their success, the value of occasional failure, and discuss ideas for Bucksport as we continue with our transition from a paper making town to whatever the future holds. There will be a reception in the lobby of the theatre following each event. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar.

The evening events are free and open to the public. The Buck (Does Not) Stop Here is made possible by a generous grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

The first event takes place on Monday, October 15 at 6pm at the Alamo Theatre and will feature the following speakers:

Amy Dresser is a freelance illustrator and photo retoucher specializing in people and portraits. She has worked on key art for Harry Potter; album artwork for Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani and “Weird Al” Yankovic; and ad campaigns for Pepsi, Sony, Target, PUMA, Nestlé, Converse, and Taco Bell. Portrait subjects include Tom Cruise, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Simpson, Usain Bolt and Leonardo DiCaprio. Amy graduated from Hofstra University in 1998 with a degree in Fine Arts. She specialized in figurative and portrait painting and served as an illustrator for the campus humor magazine. In 1999 she received her Post-Baccalaureate in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Amy has been a guest lecturer on photo retouching at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Luminance Talks, multiple universities and art colleges. She has also taught several online and live seminars including a traveling workshop series in Australia. She is currently based in Los Angeles where she also volunteers with an animal rescue and fosters homeless kittens.

Casey A. Maguire, PhD, is a scientist with over 18 years of experience in genetic engineering of viruses to use them as therapeutic delivery vehicles to treat human disease. His education and training are in microbiology, immunology and virology. He studied microbiology at the University of Maine where he earned his B.S. in 2000. In 2006, he obtained his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Rochester Medical Center and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He became an assistant professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School in 2013 with his laboratory at the MGH Research Institute. He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications in his field and is inventor on several granted and pending patents in the field of gene delivery and therapeutics. His laboratory works on a new treatment, called gene therapy, for a variety of diseases including deafness, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurological disorders.

Gabe Souza is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer and photographer who cut his teeth in the fast paced world of newspaper photography. Over the past 14 years, he has captured images in over 19 countries, spanning 5 continents. The first photographer to win the National Press Club Award, Gabe has a passion for telling compelling stories through images. His clients have included The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Athena Health, The Denver Post, The Portland Press Herald, Colby College, Harvard University, and many others. Gabe co-owns a 1985 BMW 325 race car named “Wilhelm,” has a borderline unhealthy obsession with coffee, and is determined to watch a game in every Major League Ballpark before the age of 30. He has 3 years and 16 ballparks to go.

October 15, 2018 - 6:00pm