Reaching for the Stars
Transcending Limits, Expanding Possibilities
with special guests
The 2021 Lamplighter Recipient
Berna Huebner & Hilgos' Life Changing Team
Peter Himmelman, musician, author and founder of Big Muse
ITA Board Member, NBC5 Chicago’s Christian Farr
ABC7 Chicago’s Karen Jordan
Suggested ticket prices begin at $50
All proceeds benefit Creative Arts Therapy
Music, art, dance/movement, and drama therapy improve lives in tangible, measurable ways. The Lamplighter Award celebrates an individual or organization for their dedication and support of Creative Arts Therapies. Lamplighter Award recipients shine a light on the impact of the creative arts therapy through the artful wielding of their own flame and use their fire to become a Lamplighter, fueling the lights of others.
The Institute for Therapy through the Arts is honored to recognize Berna Huebner and her team for shining a light on the benefits of creative arts therapy for those living with dementia through the production of the international documentary I Remember Better When I Paint. Berna shares the 2021 award with the art students who supported and accompanied her mother, Hilgos, on her journey with Alzheimer’s.
Grammy-nominated Peter Himmelman
Peter Himmelman is a Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter, visual artist, best-selling author, film composer, entrepreneur, and rock and roll performer. Time Magazine writes: “Himmelman writes songs with the same urgency that compelled the Lost Generation to write novels.”
In addition to his own, continuing creative work, he is the founder of Big Muse, a company, which helps organizations to leverage the power of their people’s innate creativity. Clients include Boeing, 3M, McDonald’s, Adobe, and Gap Inc. His most recent book, Let Me Out (Unlock your creative mind and bring your ideas to life) was released October, 2016.
Peter also holds an Advanced Management Certificate from The Kellogg School of Business, at Northwestern, and a Certificate Of Leadership development from the National Security Seminar from The United States Army War College.
Peter will be performing a special song as part of the evening’s program.
Christian Farr & Karen Jordan
Christian Farr has been a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for NBC5 Chicago since 2009. Prior to joining NBC5, Christian worked as a correspondent for three years on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight". He began his career in Philadelphia serving as a weekend anchor for WTXF as a general assignment reporter as well as an anchor for their morning news program before moving to Chicago. This will be the third time Christian has emceed the Healing Arts Celebration. Visit NBC Chicago to learn more about Christian Farr.
An Evanston resident, Farr is a member of one of Chicago’s notable broadcasting families – his wife, Karen Jordan, anchors weekends for WLS, while his father-in-law, Robert Jordan anchors weekends for WGN. Karen Jordan co-anchors the ABC7 Weekend News with Ravi Baichwal. Jordan, who grew up in Evanston, IL, joined ABC7 Chicago in July 2003.
A member of the National Association of Black Journalists and recipient of numerous accolades and awards, Jordan emceed the 1st virtual Healing Arts Celebration in 2020. Visit ABC 7 to learn more about Karen Jordan.