Irene Friedman, M.A. has been a Lead Artist in OMA since 2008. She is a visual artist with 30 years of art teaching experience at the middle school level in Ohio. She received her B.A. in art history and M.A. in art education from the University of Cincinnati. She has been a volunteer reader with Radio Reading Services of Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired since 1986. Irene is a mixed-media artist and has exhibited her artwork locally.