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New Program Amplifies Teens' Creative Expression

Credit Courtesy/Lighthouse Affects
Mimi Burns and William Brown see music and visual art as the most powerful form of self expression.

Lighthouse Affects is a newly launched program here in Fort Wayne, especially designed to engage and empower creative young people through artistic expression.

These interactive experiences result in producing artwork inspired by the songs of the team's featured musicians, and it all comes together this Saturday, with an evening of celebration at the University of Saint Francis' Robert Goldstein Performing Arts Center that throws a spotlight on this year's art and music.

Credit Kathy Rowland

With this high energy event on the horizon, WBOI's Julia Meek invited two of the organization's co-founders, Mimi Burns and William Brown, into the studio to discuss the project's unique platform, what plans for expansion the future will bring, and the inroads and connections already being made.

Event Information:

Amplify Concert & Art Show
@ USF's Performing Arts Center, Downtown Fort Wayne
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

You can find ticket information and connect with the organization at the Lighthouse Affects website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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