"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

ART 20 x 30

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DAR AL FUNOON will hold a very special exhibition ART 20X30 a fund raising event for BAYT ABDALLAH. Artists from Kuwait and all over the world have donated their work. With care and remarkable talent, famous, yet to be discovered, professionals and students have joined the campaign to offer help to a good cause while giving you the opportunity of owning incredible artwork.

Generosity produced this event and put forward art in its beauty, esthetics, expressions, and feelings. Art 20X30 was the product of many more, sponsorship, input, and ideas that contributed to the success Art 20x30.

The last part of this chain of hope is the viewer and buyer.

I would like to express my deepest gratitude in advance to each one of you who will purchase a 20x30 canvas, as your gesture will allow this idea to flourish into its best form and make it a reality.

Sales of artwork will start on Monday the 18 and will go through the 19th of February.

The gallery will stay open from 10am to 8 pm to give a chance to everyone to visit, pick their choice of art from the walls and acquire valuable art at the price of KD 50/- each.

Introduction to Bayt Abdallah

Bayt Abdullah is a children’s hospice that has been commissioned by KACCH to provide specialized care for children who are not expected to reach adulthood, and their families, enabling them to live their lives as fully as possible for as long as possible.

The focus of the design is on the individual needs of children and their families delivered within a very attractive, child-friendly and playful environment supported by highly skilled pediatric palliative care staff.

Surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and terraces and fronted by an inlet of the Arabian Gulf, Bayt Abdallah will offer children expert pain and symptom management as well as opportunities to play and socialize with other children.

Bayt Abdallah is named after a four-year old boy called Abdallah who returned to Kuwait from London when treatment failed to cure his life-threatening condition. His mother promised that he would never again have to stay in a hospital and took care of him at home with the support of KACCH and a team of very special people. This experience inspired KACCH to work towards making this specialized care available for other children with terminal conditions in Kuwait and has resulted in the design of Bayt Abdallah, the first children’s hospice in the Middle East, designed by Alia Al-Ghunaim, a young Kuwaiti architect.

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