Open Hearts Open Minds continues its work within the Oregon state prison system.
Additionally, OHOM began working with IRCO, Immigrant and Refugee
Community Organization to bring the arts to that community.
For 2013, inmates of Two Rivers Correctional Institution produced their fourth Shakespeare play, King Lear. We also began a dialogue group at Columbia River Correctional Institution. IRCO projects include Ghanaian drummer Nii Ardey Allotey conducting a drumming circle for families from the African community, arranging for over 75 families to attend the Oregon Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker plus hooking up beloved puppeteer, Red Yarn to an after-hours event at the Portland Children’s museum with over 400 members of the IRCO community.