The 2020 Virtual
Fine Arts and Beyond Showcase

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc.

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2020 Virtual  Fine Arts and Beyond (FAB) Showcase

The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. was hesitant to concede to recent events, maintaining hope of hosting a traditional FAB Showcase, scheduled for Saturday evening, April 4th. With the cancellation of on-campus classes the remainder of the 2020 school year and the governor’s order that large gatherings be cancelled or postponed indefinitely, we agreed that the best option was to go Virtual.

With the assistance of the Art Department, snapshots of over 240 pieces of art were taken, and over 100 images were received from the photography classes. We apologize, but due to size limitations and availability, not all the pieces that would have been displayed at the FAB Showcase are included in the Virtual FAB, but even a limited collection is impressive.

Music is a huge component of the FAB Showcase, so we open the show with an inspirational, poignant video, featuring our own Butler High School Virtual Choir and its performance of the song Give Us Hope – conducted by Dr. Bryan Helsel.

In addition to the artwork, please take time to read through the Virtual Program and note the many local businesses, and individuals, that support the mission of The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc. The Foundation Board of Directors are truly grateful for our sponsors' generosity. The gifts will enable us to continue our effort of encouraging excellence in the Butler Area School District.

Drawings for the 50-50 Raffle and Gift Baskets will take place on May 20. The winners will be contacted and given instructions on how to retrieve their prizes.

Each year, students vie for the FAB logo. The winning 2020 Virtual FAB logo was created by Carson Boden. T-Shirts displaying this terrific logo can be purchased. Please see details listed below.

COVID-19 has forced many changes that few could have anticipated. Adversity challenges us all but can also inspire new ways of thinking. The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation would have preferred to host a traditional FAB Showcase, gathering as a community and celebrating our students' creative talent in the visual and performing arts. We will continue that tradition next year; mark your calendars for Saturday, April 10, 2021.

In the meantime, we echo the message of our accomplished musicians and vocalists that

Hope will not be cancelled.

Please join with The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation Board of Directors, Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Business Sponsors, Individual Sponsors, and School Board Members in celebration of our students' rich creativity and abundant talent via the . . .

Virtual  FAB Showcase

Give Us Hope and We’ll Show You the Way!

Let the Show Begin. . . it’s only a click away. . .

How does the FAB benefit students?

The Fine Arts & Beyond (FAB) Showcase is a community-wide showcase of artistic work and musical talent of Butler Area School District students and professional community artists. Traditionally, in addition to sponsorships, student artwork from secondary grade levels was available for sale along with a Basket Raffle, Cornhole Madness Game of Skill, and a 50/50 Cash Raffle.

Proceeds from FAB help The Golden Tornado Scholastic Foundation, Inc., provide funding to a number of programs such as:

  • Creative Teaching Grants
  • Kids' Weekend Backpack Program
  • Scholarships for graduating seniors with financial need
  • Much needed technology
  • Other scholastic projects supporting our Butler Area School District students

FAB 2020 T-Shirts

FAB 2020 t-shirts will be available for purchase for $15 each. Those interested in purchasing shirts can email Please include your name, phone number, quantity of shirts, size of shirt(s), and an alternate size. Available sizes include adult S, M, L, and XL. Payment must be a check, made out to GTSF and submitted at the time of pick-up. Shirts can be picked up at the BASD Administration Building by June 26, 2020.

Donate to Support the GTSF

If you would like to donate to support students in our community you can do so .


Spotlight Sponsor

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Summa Cum Laude

  • Dillon McCandless King Coulter & Graham, LLP
  • Jeanne Rosenbauer & Joanne Sandberg-Cook
  • CW Howard Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Audray Muscatello Yost & Family
  • BC3 Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Butler Health System
  • John & Denise Stilley
  • Oliver Outdoor
  • Stantec

Magna Cum Laude

  • Pennsylvania Roofing Systems, Inc.
  • Armstrong, Group of Companies
  • Amelia & Dave Grubman Family
  • W.K. Thomas & Associates, Inc.
  • Concordia Lutheran Ministries
  • William & Marge DiCuccio
  • Nicholas Enterprises, Inc.
  • The Paulisick Family
  • Butler AM Rotary
  • IKM Architecture
  • Jane Rittelmann
  • Butler Eagle
  • PNC Bank

Cum Laude

  • Jim Geronimo, Municipal Revenue Services
  • Center for Community Resources, Inc.
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, Inc.
  • State Representative Marci Mustello
  • Dr. Thomas & Jocelyn Shetter
  • Hutchinson's Cleaners Inc.
  • Dr. Dale & Dreama Lumley
  • Michael & Karen Abraham
  • James & Linda Thompson
  • Charles T. Yost, MD
  • United Plate Glass
  • Mary Beth Rock
  • Liane Chisholm
  • Jean Purvis
  • Mars Bank


  • Hosack, Specht, Muetzel & Wood, LLP - Peter Vancheri
  • Butler Ambulance Service - Denny Bacher
  • Robert Zedreck - Arthur J. Gallagher
  • J&J Fire Protection Company, Inc.
  • Casper J. Ball Hardwood Lumber
  • Kurt S. Rishor, Attorney at Law
  • Marilyn Horan & Joe Caparosa
  • Matthew & Patricia Konieczny
  • James & Kathleen Burroughs
  • Kathleen & John Rutkoski
  • James & Linda Thompson
  • Kristin & Thomas Bearer
  • R.P. Musko & Associates
  • Dr. John & Arlene Beall
  • Leslie Bernardi Sunseri
  • Eisler Landscapes, Inc.
  • Michael & Elsie Strutt
  • Ken & Cathy Bronder
  • Michael J. Oesterling
  • David & Lisa Konesni
  • Robert & Gail Hunter
  • Ray & Cyd Johnston
  • Jack & Judy Barkley
  • John & Phyllis Kosar
  • Moses Jewelers
  • Rebecca West
  • Wilma West
  • The Atrium
  • AGR

50-50 Raffle

  • Beth Gillan - $2,605

Basket Raffles

  • Stay Cozy - Amy Geibel
  • Surf & Turf Weekend - Joseph Atria
  • Pittsburgh - Megan Hankey
  • It's a Beautiful Day in the Emily Brittain Neighborhood - Allyson Grossman
  • Year in Movies - Lori Coleman
  • Family Fun for Everyone - Dorothy Hartzell
  • Sabika Jewelry - Paula Kubik
  • Eat Your Way Through Butler - Nicki Warheit
  • Dewalt Tool Basket - Mike Holupka
  • Fabulous Spa Package - Shelby Smith
  • Roomba - Carol Mcclean
  • Family Walk of Fame Bricks - Joni Klotz
  • Ninja Blender Basket - Amy Geibel
  • An Artist's Dream - Bonnie Bergbigler
  • It's in the Bag - Linda Pokos
  • Vanity Set - Tim Spangler
  • Stir Fry Delight - Rachelle Raypush
  • Tool Box - Colin Gaiser
  • New England Breakfast - John West
  • Butler County Tourism - Gina K.
  • Spa Basket - Tom Huddad
  • Puzzle Basket - Megan Hankey

Basket Pick Up

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • 9:00 am-12:00 noon
  • Butler Intermediate High School
  • Auditorium Entrance
  • Please bring your ticket stub or personal ID for pick up