Arts High School Alumni News
Celebrating National Arts in Education Week 2021
September 17, 2021
This week we celebrate National Arts in Education Week. Recently I came across an article by Americans for the Arts that highlights 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2021. I encourage you to check out the article. After reading it, the…
A Note from Conn McCartan on the Start of the 2021-2022 School Year
August 23, 2021
As I write this, I am most anxious to start the school year. I choose the word anxious intentionally. There is so much to look forward to as the school year begins. We have a student body that is 40% larger than…
Bobbie Burnham Joins Perpich Board of DirectorsBobbie Burnham
July 23, 2021
Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Bobbie Burnham as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Burnham is Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Teaching and Learning of the Minnesota Department of Education.
kennedi (Music 2016) Wins a GRAMMY and Releases New Album
July 20, 2021kennedi Photo Credit: Lauren Dunn
Kennedi Lykken (Music 2016) has been making a name for herself in the music industry since she graduated from Perpich Arts High School. kennedi is an artist, topliner, and producer signed to Warner Chappell….
Kevin Clark Retires After 31 Years at PerpichKevin Clark
July 16, 2021
Kevin Clark, English Instructor, is retiring from Perpich after 31 years. His last day at Perpich will be Monday, August 9th. Kevin started at Perpich in 1990 as a German instructor. In 1994, he became a full-time…
John Thro (Music 2021) Releases “A Week with Annabelle”
July 7, 2021John Thro (Music 2021) Photo Credit: Kevin Stanke for KUMD
Congratulations to John Thro (Music 2021) on releasing his newest album, A Week with Annabelle. John graduated with honors from Perpich Arts High School on May 28, 2021. He will…
Jeremy Lundquist Exhibiting at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
June 17, 2021
Work by Jeremy Lundquist, Visual Arts Instructor, is currently on display at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. The exhibition runs through July 1st, 2021.
Alarm Alarm is a series of progressive etchings that started with the exterior of a building not far…
Jessica Johnson (Theater 1997) Chats about Broadway with Perpich Students
June 9, 2021Jessica Johnson, credit: Jenny Anderson
Jessica Johnson (Theater 1997) chatted about Broadway with Perpich students and Tory Peterson, Theater Instructor, on May 20, 2021. Johnson is a founding member and Senior Vice President of Polk & Co., a Broadway…
Libby Tonn (Visual Arts 2021) Receives Rotary Scholarship
June 2, 2021
Congratulations to Elisabeth “Libby” Tonn (Visual Arts 2021) on receiving the Golden Valley Rotary Club’s $1,000 Scholarship! Libby graduated with honors from Perpich Arts High School on May 28, 2021. She will study Biology at Loyola University Chicago in the fall.