Tryggestad has led the agency since August, 2017.
Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced Thursday, June 20, that he has accepted a new position as the superintendent of Pine City Public Schools. His last day at Perpich will be determined…
Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Joins Perpich Board
The Commissioner of Education, or their designee, serves on the Perpich Board of Directors as an ex officio member per the 2017 Education Omnibus Bill.
Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker as an ex officio member…
Eight School Districts Selected for Minnesota’s Comprehensive Arts Planning Program
Community members will come together to create a comprehensive arts education plan.
Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to announce the 2019-2021 award recipients for the Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP): Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public…
Perpich Spirit Shop Now Open
The Perpich Spring 2019 Spirit Shop is now open!
ORDERS END FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019 – EVERYTHING WILL BE DELIVERED TO PERPICH ON JUNE 3, 2019 All items need to be picked up at Perpich Center for Arts Education; no items will be shipped to…
Alumna Creates Woven Works, Studies New Practices
Laura Fischer (‘02, Visual Arts) received her MFA from San Francisco State University in 2013. She concentrated her work on New Practices, an area established for students wishing to work cross-media. Here she shares words of wisdom and why going to Perpich was a great…
Award-Winning Filmmaker Found Her Calling at Perpich
Filmmaker Tasha Hardy, Perpich Theater alumna ‘92, sees a clear connection between her experience at Perpich Arts High School and her success. As a teenager, Hardy says, “My life was headed for disaster.” With an unstable family situation, she struggled in school and lacked healthy…
Alumna Explores World of Lena Dunham with Theater Company
Haley Traub (‘08, theater) recently shared about her experience working in theater in New York City. After graduating from Perpich, Traub received a BFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2012 and most recently formed a theater collective with some fellow NYU…
Lit Alumna Creates Art Out of Shoe Making
Amara Hark-Weber (‘99, Literary Arts) has delved into many creative areas with her work since graduating from Perpich, most recently completing her MFA in Visual Communications at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and receiving a Jerome Fellowship through the Minnesota Center for Book Arts…
Theater Alumna On Building Creative Community and Storytelling
Like many of our alumni, Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux’s (’00, theater) talents extend beyond her Perpich art area. Since her days at the arts high school, Arrowsmith DeCoux has worked professionally as a storyteller at Scandinavian festivals, learned to walk on stilts, published poetry, performed in musical…
Music Alumna to Perpich Students: Being A “Professional Artist” Can Happen
Musician Claire de Lune (aka Claire Taubenhaus) has been making a name for herself locally and beyond since her graduation from Perpich in 2007, where she studied music. In addition to recently receiving the “Best Vocalist (Female)” nod from City Pages’ Best Of 2015…