OMA Stories

When they can no longer paint, sing!

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At some point in time, OMA artists can no longer participate because they are too weak, unmotivated or even actively dying. This is where Threshold Choir comes into the picture. Threshold Choir (TC)...
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Caroline Godard: Town-Gown Friendships

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People often say that Oxford wouldn’t exist without Miami, and Miami wouldn’t exist without Oxford. I think this is really true; our relationship is symbiotic, and we depend on each other. Some...
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Lindsey Johnson: Friendships across Barriers

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At my university I am involved with a program (OMA, or Opening Minds Through Art) that has exposed me to men and woman who have inspired and empowered me. Many have become my friends. The catch is,...
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Annamarie Nocera: Expectations

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Before the start of every school year, from the time I was nine up through middle school, I would make the same school-year resolution: to become...
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Kenna & Nina

Kenna Koehler: Leaving a Little Sparkle Everywhere I Go

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“You have glitter on your face,” my grandmother reminded me for the tenth time that afternoon. Though she was relatively early in the Alzheimer’s process, to us it seemed that she was losing...
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Danyelle Roan: A Beacon of Hope

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I never realized the importance of surrounding myself with people in need of hope until I experienced a difficult time in my life, a time when I needed to lean on others to find hope and...
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