Art From the Heart is a youth program sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, a volunteer-based organization that provides support services to Jewish patients and their families. Young artists from in and around the nation’s capital are invited to submit original artwork to be displayed in the BCGW Kosher Hospital Pantries. These works of “Art From the Heart,” by kids for kids, will brighten the day of young patients and families who use the pantries as a place of respite from medical treatment. Each month, Washington Jewish Week will feature one artist and his or her work.
To find out more about BCGW kosher pantries and the Art From the Heart program as well as submission information, please call BCGW at 202-331-4481 or visit our website at www.bikurcholimgw.org and click on the Kids in Action tab.
Meet the Artist
Jacob Namrow is a 16-year-old junior at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy. He titled his original work “Memories.” According to Jacob, “For me the painting represents the color of the imagination. A walk in the woods, especially with a loved one, can really make you marvel at nature’s beauty; and looking back at such a simple memory, it’s often colored more beautifully than it was when you experienced it.”
Jacob’s art is on display at Children’s National Medical Center in the BCGW Kosher Pantry located on the third floor off the Cardiac Care Unit.