Opening Minds through Art – Two Years and Going Strong

Today we sang, laughed, reminisced, and created beautiful works of art with our friends from Earlham, IU East, and other community volunteers.  Our Opening Minds through Art program (OMA) has been thriving for over two years thanks to the hard work and dedication from staff, volunteers, and most importantly, residents.  Each OMA artist here at Friends Fellowship Community unceasingly surprises and delights us every week through their inspiring artwork.  Just look at the work photographed here from the past two days!  The finished pieces are breathtaking, but the love shared among partners is bountiful and certainly doesn’t go unnoticed!  OMA is love! 

OMA artwork is displayed in the hallway in front of the Community Room, as well as inside.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to pop over to take a look, please do.  You will not regret it!  If you like what you see, join us for our OMA Art Show and Reception on the evening of April 20, 2017 in the Community Room (details forthcoming).  This event is quite a lovely affair and will provide you with the occasion to unveil the faces behind the paint, meet their volunteer partners, browse the exhibit, enjoy refreshments, and perhaps secure a bid on a one of a kind piece of OMA art!

Trivia Question: the acronym ‘OMA’ stands for Opening Minds through Art.  What does the word ‘Oma’ mean?  Can you name the different languages that uses it?