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 (ages 6-18) 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 features 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:
Sarah Morris is a 16-year-old junior at Northwood High School. She titled her original work, “Bonfire at the Kotel.” According to Sarah, “This scene depicts a bonfire celebration by the Kotel on Lag B’Omer. To celebrate Lag B’Omer, Jews around the world build large bonfires to commemorate the great light Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai introduced into the world through his Torah teachings.”
Sarah’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.