On September 13, 2016, the exhibition room of the Armenian Painters’ Union was awash in the light and warmth of the Beacons. The Beacons performed for the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence in an exhibit entitled “Independence Generation, Free Childhood.” Eight painters from the Beacons – Hasmik, Arsen, Mari, Nane, Lusine, Narek, Anahit, and Mher – introduced their unique, honest and pure art. In the overflowing exhibition hall, the Beacons musicians spoke about their performance and dedicated it to the artists’ works.