Ayelet Solomon is a sixth-grade student at the Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, Maryland. To celebrate her bat mitzvah, she created and contributed a piece of decorative artwork to the Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington (BCGW) kosher pantry at Children’s National Medical Center as a participant in BCGW’s Art from the Heart program.
BCGW is a volunteer-based organization that provides free services to patients and their loved ones. Art from the Heart encourages local kids and teens to provide artwork to brighten the walls of the BCGW kosher hospital pantries at area hospitals.
Solomon titled her piece “Red Pomegranates.” “I decided to take a simple object that was related to Rosh Hashanah and to turn it into something more exciting by adding some color,” she said. “I sprayed the canvas with different shades of red and then I painted the shapes of two pomegranates. I used pomegranates because I loved the beautiful shape and color of the fruit and I thought it would look amazing in art form.”
Solomon’s beautiful art is on display in the BCGW kosher pantry at Children’s National Medical Center, located on the third floor near the chapel off the Cardiac Care Unit.
To learn more about BCGW hospital-based support and locations of kosher hospital pantries and Sabbath emergency bags, or to register to volunteer or donate, visit www.bikurcholimgw.org.
By Kol HaBirah Staff