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SUBJECT: Visual Arts Guild News - November 10, 2023

Visual Arts Guild

November 10, 2023

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Good evening Visual Arts parents, students and supporters! Fall break begins Monday, November 20, but before then there are LOTS of events, opportunities and deadlines.

Showcase is a busy and exciting week for our students and faculty. The Visual Arts Conservatory will be welcoming representatives from 15 schools to review portfolios with our seniors. These guests will also be teaching masterclasses open to our juniors and seniors. 9th-10th grade students will hear from a variety of professionals on Career Day.

You can see a full schedule of events in the online Showcase program. You are also welcome to attend public events like the Evening of Dance performance at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, the Senior Film Showcase at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 17, and of course, the Senior Showcase exhibit and reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 16.

Our Showcase committee will start setting up the student hospitality suite on Wednesday, November 15. Thursday and Friday we will host hospitality suites for guests, faculty and students. There are a few remaining volunteer slots. Please check out the sign up and volunteer where you can. 

Thursday, November 16

  • 10:45 a.m.: We need 9th-11th grade parents to help set up lunch in the guest hospitality suite. 

Friday, November 17

  • 8:15 a.m.: We need 1-2 parents to help greet guests and direct them to the hospitality suite.
  • 10:45 a.m.: We need 9th-11th grade parents to help set up lunch in the guest hospitality suite.
  • 12 p.m.: We need 1-2 parents to help greet guests and direct them to the hospitality suite.
  • 12:30 p.m.: We need 1 volunteer to help serve the senior dessert and monitor the senior hospitality suite.
  • 1:45 p.m.: We need 1 parent to help monitor the guest hospitality suite.

PARENTS, STUDENTS AND SUPPORTERS - help us spread the word about our 5x7 Art Sale. 

We are looking for artists in the Dallas community to donate one to two pieces of art for our inaugural 5x7 Art Sale. Donated works will be hung anonymously alongside art from Booker T faculty, students and alums. Each piece will sell for $100 and all proceeds will go toward new equipment for the Visual Arts classrooms. 

All participating artists are invited to the Art Sale on Thursday, January 18. 

In December current students will have the opportunity to submit artwork for consideration. 

Get all the details or email for information. 

5x7 Art Sale
  • Thursday, December 7: National Art Honor Society reception, Hudson Gallery, 5-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 12: PTSA general membership meeting at 6 p.m. in the Commons, Visual Arts Guild meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 13 - Friday, December 15: Visual Arts Winter Market, 12:45-1:40 p.m. in the Green Room (weather permitting) and Zero Floor
  • Monday, December 18: Booker T. Angels 

Booker T Angels is an annual tradition where the PTSA, Student Council and Guilds host five families from HI Holland Elementary. We'll adopt a family, shop their wish list for holiday gifts, and host a holiday celebration at HI Holland on Monday, December 18. We're finalizing details, but we'll need 1-2 volunteers to help organize gift donations and deliver gifts to the families at H. I. Holland Elementary School. If you're looking for a short-term but meaningful volunteer opportunity, this one's for you! Parents and students are welcome to volunteer.

Please plan to attend the Visual Arts Guild meeting on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. (following the PTSA meeting at 6 p.m.) We'll have the latest guild news and we'll wrap presents for our Booker T Angels family. 

Saturday, November 11
6:00p Juan Cruz Solo Exhibit
Sunday, November 12
11:59p PTA Reflections Deadline
Tuesday, November 14
12:00a Blue Print Gallery Applications Due
Thursday, November 16
Senior Showcase
5:00p Senior Showcase Reception
Friday, November 17
Senior Showcase
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