Thursday, November 17, 2016

Student and faculty news

YoungArts Awards, GSA news, Minnesota State Arts Board grants and Minnesota History Center exhibit

Photo: Lucy Boyum (visual) and Izzy Bailey-Seiler (literary), Perpich GSA leaders and GSA Network Leadership Council members

YoungArts Award winners
Nina Afremov, literary arts senior, received a 2017 YoungArts Honorable Mention Award for her "Writing/Selection from a Novel." 
Visual arts graduate Sherrill Zhang (2016) is a 2017 Visual Arts Finalist, the highest award in the program. 
This national competition is one of the most prestigious for high school students and less than 700 are chosen out of more than 11,000 entries. Out of the 691 honorees, only 166 receive Finalist designation. The awards can include financial prices up to $10,000, mentorships with renowned artists and opportunities to perform and exhibit at some of the nation’s leading cultural institutions. Big congrats to Nina and Sherrill!
Perpich GSA representing
Perpich Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) leaders and GSA Network Leadership Council members Lucy Boyum (visual arts) and Izzy Bailey-Seiler (literary arts) sat on a panel and led an LGBTQ+ Art workshop at this year's queer youth conference, Q-Quest. Perpich GSA members attended the conference Nov. 1 at Coffman Memorial Union on the University of Minnesota campus.
Sun Yung Shin wins grant
English instructor Sun Yung Shin is one of 10 poets who have received Minnesota Arts Board Grants. Sun Yung plans to complete her manuscript for a fourth book of poetry with images, and purchase projection equipment to create innovative readings and events with the $10,000 award. Congratulations, Sun Yung!
Spanish students' work was at Minnesota History Center
The ofrenda made by Perpich Spanish students to honor the victims at the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Florida was on exhibit at the Minnesota History Center as part of its Day of the Dead activities.

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