GALVESTON - Standing next to an easel with a half-finished canvas, Shanika Silva helped a young girl select the perfect color to help finish the pastel masterpiece.

The tiny, makeshift art studio is situated in a small room right next to the waiting room in the pediatric unit of the University of Texas Medical Branch’s Primary Care Pavilion. 

Contact reporter Shannon Daughtry at 409-683-5337 or shannon.daughtry@galvnews.com

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