Last Wednesday, I was super excited to have a painting displayed in the first annual Beit Shemesh Contest for the Arts… and I was even more excited when my painting won 2nd place!
The Beit Shemesh Center for the Arts is a new initiative in our city, whose purpose is to encourage artistic development in different areas, including art, music, photography, and literature.
I took the kids in the afternoon to look around at all the beautiful artwork. They enjoyed it for about 2 minutes before turning their attention to the pastries and soda. Isn’t culture wonderful?!
The theme was “Shalom Beit Shemesh” which is NOT, as I originally thought, “Hello Beit Shemesh.” That would be “shalom” as in PEACE, not “Shalom” as in HELLO! Good thing we cleared that up before I started working on the painting!
In the evening there was a short program during which Mayor announced the winners were announced (there he is, holding up the painting…)