Laura Rathe Fine Art and Make A Wish Foundation present "Moments Through Seasons" opening reception

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Edgar Medina and Melinda Moreno
Edgar Medina and Melinda Moreno Photo courtesy of Laura Rathe Fine Art

When 10-year-old Melinda Moreno, a pediatric cancer survivor from Bellaire, told Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana that she wanted art lessons and the opportunity to showcase her masterpieces in a gallery, they wasted no time getting started. In researching local artists in the Houston area, they found Edgar Medina, who specializes in abstract and mixed painting on canvas.

For several weeks, Edgar has been working with Melinda – teaching her about technique and the use of color. Together, they are working on a series of abstract paintings inspired by her cancer journey called "Moments Through Seasons." Melinda is creating four of her own, Edgar four of his own, and the two are creating four collaboratively.

The artwork will be on display at Laura Rathe Fine Art in the River Oaks District during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds from the artwork auctioned at the exhibit will benefit Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana.

The exhibition will remain on display through September 25. Those who wish to explore it virtually can do so at

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Laura Rathe Fine Art
4444 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77027