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SUBJECT: Visual Arts Guild E-News, May 12, 2023

Visual Arts Guild

May 12, 2023

Hello Visual Arts Guild supporters. Read on for the latest news, event information and reminders!

All are invited to join us Thursday, May 18 at the Playwright Pub (across the street from BTW in One Arts Plaza) for the May Visual Arts Guild meeting. Drop in anytime between 4:30-5:30 p.m. After the meeting you're invited to walk over to the Hudson Gallery for the free Young American Talent reception, which begins at 6 p.m.

Everyone who stops by the meeting has a chance of winning a merchandise raffle prize! 

Bring a box of tissues (or 2) with you so we can replenish the teachers' supplies!!

Congratulations to our U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts!
Visual Arts senior Cole Willis and Theatre senior Zariyah Perry have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. The award is one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic excellence, leadership qualities and community service. Check out the news coverage from NBCDFW. Congratulations Cole and Zariyah!

Young American Talent exhibit and reception
The Visual Arts Guild is hosting the Young American Talent exhibit in the Hudson Gallery from May 3-18. The reception is Thursday, May 18 from 6-8 p.m. in the Hudson Gallery. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. More than 20 BTW students are finalists in this year's competition. Let's show up and show our support! 

Volunteers are needed to help host, serve and replenish snacks and drinks at the reception anytime between 6-8 p.m. Email if you can help.

Senior Dinner 
Seniors have received a digital 'save the date' and a print invitation to the Senior Dinner on May 25. The print invitation included a QR code to RSVP. Students can bring 1-2 parents or guardians. 

Parents/guardians - you can submit photos and a message before Tuesday, May 23 to include in the Senior Dinner slideshow.  

9-11th grade parents and students - we need volunteers to help set up, decorate, host, serve, and clean up after the dinner on Thursday. Check out the sign up for details and join us for a fun evening!

Around the school 
The last PTSA general meeting of the school year is in the BTW Commons at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16. Hear the latest about PTSA programs and shows like Creations and Hairspray. Also, sign up for a PTSA committee for the 2023-24 school year.

The last all-conservatory show of the school year is Creations on Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. The show features student-led collaborations from all conservatories. It's a free show, but donations are appreciated to help cover the costs of feeding the cast and crew before the rehearsals and performances, and production costs of the event.

Take the anonymous School of Excellence Survey to share your experience at Booker T. The survey is available in Spanish and English.

The Spring ACP bell schedule has been updated. Monday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 24 are full days. Thursday and Friday are early release.

If you joined the guild in 2022-23, your membership expires on May 31. We rely on our memberships, donations and merchandise sales to support programs and events. Please consider renewing your membership for 2023-24. If you aren't sure of your membership status, contact our Membership Officer Sheila Ewing at

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 16
6:00p PTSA General Meeting
Thursday, May 18
4:30p May Guild Meeting
6:00p Young American Talent Reception
Friday, May 19
7:00p Creations
Thursday, May 25
7:00p Senior Dinner
Wednesday, May 31
7:00p Graduation
Monday, July 31
12:00a Pegasus Pick Up / Registration for Juniors & Seniors
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