OMA Stories

Meet Olga Krause

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By Sydney Skibinksi Meet Olga Krause, born in Munich, Germany and raised with strong values and traditions. The first time I met Olga, I was welcomed with her...
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Meet Judie Woolum

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By Sydney Skibinksi   Meet Judie Lyn Woolum: After meeting Judie, I immediately had the impression of someone who is genuine, confident, and warm-hearted. I...
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To Me, OMA Means Family

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By Brianne Safer, OMA Student Leader There is so much live, light, hope, joy and sparkle that surrounds OMA. Ten years ago this month, a program was founded by Dr. Elizabeth “Like” Lokon...
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In Memory of Shulie: Our Friend at Our Side

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All of our OMA artists bring their unique personalities and ways of making art to each session. Shulamite, or Shulie as she likes to be called, is one. “Every time Shulie comes to OMA, she arrives...
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Lindsey Johnson: The Spirit of the Holidays

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Snow is drifting down lightly outside my window, and the early-morning light is just starting to shine into my room. I am nestled in my bed, snug and content. Nothing is going to get me out of bed...
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A Daughter’s Reflection on OMA: Seeing My Mother, th...

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By Mimi Ash My mother was an artist. For as long as I can remember, she painted or drew. There were periods when she didn’t because of family...
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