Friday, October 14, 2016

What's happening at the high school? Upcoming events

As usual, the calendar at Perpich is packed. Concerts, exhibitions, readings and theater. And don't forget those parent/teacher conferences!


Perpich is hosting a statewide exhibition, “Circling Justice: The Art of Conflict Resolution” that opens Thursday, Oct. 20. Artists from throughout Minnesota have been invited to submit works of art that reflect on the importance of nonviolent resolution of conflict. Rosemary Kimball, visual arts gallery coordinator, is curator for the show.
The first music concerts of the year will be Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 17-18 at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Admission is $8, $5 for students and those 65 and older. 
A jam-packed evening is coming up Thursday, Oct. 27. Both the media arts and visual arts juniors will have exhibition openings. Media juniors are showing photography and the vis juniors will have their self-portrait exhibition. In conjunction with that, the dance students will do a self-portrait dance performance in and around the visual arts gallery. Everything begins at 5 p.m.
Parent-teacher conferences for the first quarter are Nov. 3-4, Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, conference run from 1-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. On Friday the hours are 1-5 p.m. Sign-up sheets will be at each teacher station. First come, first served.
The junior literary arts students will have their first reading on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the school. There is no admission charge.
Theater juniors will be performing “bobrauschbergamerica” Thursday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 19, all shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8, $5 for students and those 65 and older. Charles Mee wrote a series of plays that explore twentieth-century American history and culture through the points-of-view of contemporary visual artists, in this case Robert Rauschenberg. He is a playwright, historian and author known for his collage-like style of playwriting, which makes use of radical reconstructions of found texts. He is a professor of theater at Columbia University, New York City.
Karen Charles, a former administrator at Perpich Arts High School, will be performing with her dance company, Threads Dance Project, at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine’s University in February. "The Secret of Slave Songs" is an “expressive retelling of slavery’s abolition through spirituals and dance.


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