In our little college town, we have some special artistic outlets. C-U boasts an incredible music scene, thriving community theater, and even some film. The Pens to Lens project is in its third year of encouraging young people to write, act in, and sometimes direct short films. Dema had the opportunity to act in Image (above) and Parker was in Race You to Russia (below) for Pens to Lens 2014. Both kids had a wonderful experience and learned a lot. I was fortunate enough to see a lot of the behind the scenes moments and talk with the generous adults (directors, crew, etc) who make this project possible by donating their time, energy, and equipment to inspire the next generation of creative minds.