Arts High School Alumni News
Celebrating National Arts in Education Week 2020
September 14, 2020
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week that follows the second Sunday of September as National Arts in Education Week….
Trina Keller Retires After 13 Years at PerpichTrina Keller
August 14, 2020
Trina Keller, French Instructor, is retiring from Perpich after 13 years. Her last day at Perpich will be Friday, August 14th.
When asked to reflect on her time at Perpich, Trina offered this: “Fred Rogers said this about…
Laura Marsolek’s (Visual Arts 2009) Study of Jewelry Brings Her Across the GlobeLaura Marsolek
Portions of this article are excerpted from the Ortonville Independent.
August 3, 2020
Studying the cultural and historical significance of jewelry adornment took her to places like Italy, Kosovo, and India, working alongside noted scholars and master artisans. But Laura Marsolek…
Perpich Students Featured in Access/Print 2019/2020 Virtual Exhibition
July 10, 2020
Highpoint Center for Printmaking is proud to present the ACCESS/PRINT 2019/2020 Virtual Exhibition. Three Perpich students (including one recent graduate) are featured. This online exhibition showcases artwork created by exceptional teen artists who participated in their ACCESS/PRINT program for the Fall 2019…
Audrey Beyer (Music 2015) Co-Hosts on Classical MPR’s “Project DJ”Audrey Beyer
July 8, 2020
On July 3rd, Audrey Beyer (Music 2015) co-hosted on Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s “Project DJ.” Beyer graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 2019 with a BA in Music and Voice. We caught up with…
Tribute Art by Faith Blackstone (Visual Arts 2021) Receives National RecognitionFaith Blackstone next to her tribute art at the funeral of George Floyd
June 11, 2020
Faith Blackstone (Visual Arts 2021) created two pieces of tribute art for George Floyd, the man killed by Minneapolis police officers during an arrest in late…
Missy Whiteman (Visual Arts 1995) Receives 2020 McKnight Fellowship for Media ArtistsMissy Whiteman
June 10, 2020
Missy Whiteman (Visual Arts 1995) has been named one of four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2020 McKnight Fellowship for Media Artists. The other fellows are David J. Buchanan of Minneapolis, Cy Dodson of Minneapolis, and…
Marla Riemer Retires After Nearly 25 Years at PerpichMarla Riemer
May 29, 2020
Marla Riemer, Perpich Arts High School Administrative Specialist, is retiring from Perpich after nearly 25 years and a total of 30 years with the State. Her last day at Perpich will be Tuesday, July 7th.
When asked to…
Oliver Lee Cygan (Visual Arts 2016) Selected as Student Speaker for UMD GraduationOliver Lee Cygan
May 14, 2020
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is honoring its 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. It will be a commencement for the history books with the COVID-19 pandemic and…