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Upbring Trinity Charter School on Pegasus Campus Nurtures Young Artists


pegasus art display1More than 40 students of the Pegasus Trinity Charter School (TCS) in Lockhart have dedicated hours of their classroom and free time in preparation for an art exhibit and sale on Nov. 14, 2015, as part of Lockhart’s Feria de Culturas Dia de los Muertos celebration [Note: this event was rescheduled from Oct. 23 due to weather.]  The City of Lockhart will display the students’ work, all available for purchase, at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library, beginning at 10 am.  There is a wide variety of art in just about every medium imaginable.

Additionally, the Pegasus School will have a booth on site at the celebration at the city square, where festive arts and crafts by Pegasus students can be viewed and purchased. All proceeds from the sale at both the library and the booth will be used to purchase curriculum and art supplies for art classes at the Pegasus School.

TCS superintendent Jacqueline Piar-Thomas says that visitors will “be amazed by the brilliant artwork from the art students of Chris Zelazny. The art program has grown significantly and credit needs to be given to the wonderful work of Principal Keely Reynolds and Ms. Zelazny.”

A recent story about the Pegasus art program was featured in the local newspaper, the Lockhart Post-Register. The reporter was surprised and impressed and by the display of quality art and talent, and noted that many Pegasus students have discovered art as an important part of their therapy and recovery, “on the road to changing their lives and breaking the cycle of crime and abuse.” She observed that through their art they show that they are “compassionate, creative, and supportive of the community and one another.”

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the art displayed at the art show and the Dia de los Muertos celebration:

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Pegasus Campus serves a diverse student population of up to 175 third through 12th grade boys who have been neglected and come to live, work, receive an education, and undergo treatment for a variety of emotional problems.

Upbring Trinity Charter Schools (TCS) has a distinct charter that specializes in serving students in residential treatment centers and Office of Refugee Resettlement centers.

Since it opened in 2004, the district has grown to seven schools found in the communities of Canyon Lake, Corpus Christi, Katy, Lockhart, Tyler and Big Sandy, Texas.  The district enrollment is capped at a daily enrollment of 650 students.  Throughout the year, however, the district is anticipated to serve over 2,000 students.

Most students attending TCS have been placed by the Texas Department of Child Protective Services, Juvenile Court and/or the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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