Arts High School Alumni News
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…
Rachel Coyne (Visual Arts 1994) Writes Second Book, Amy Abts (Theater 1994) Provides Illustration
Rachel Coyne (Visual Arts 1994) has written the second book in her Antigone Ravynn Young Adult series. Coyne’s classmate Amy Abts (Theater 1994) provided the cover art for the 2020 published Dante’s Circle. The book is available in e-book format through Amazon.
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How Are Teachers Handling Arts Education From A Distance?
K-12 arts educators and administrators talk about the challenges and opportunities posed by distance learning.
By Brittany Shrimpton
April 13, 2020
Jeremy Holien has been fielding a lot of calls from visual and media arts teachers during this time of triage distance…
Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments to Perpich Board
March 28, 2020
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Perpich Center for Arts Education Board of Directors. Board members Linda Brobeck, Dan Loritz, and Julia Workman have all been reappointed to the Board. Mathew Ollig previously…
A note from Dr. Charles Rick, Perpich Executive Director – March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020
Perpich Center for Arts Education is open for business and continues providing arts education services to Minnesotans across the state.
We are committed to providing a safe environment for both the people we serve and our employees. Following guidance from Governor Walz and…
Update Related to Statewide COVID-19 School Closure
March 15, 2020
Families of Perpich Students,
This morning, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz declared that all Minnesota schools will be closed to students from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. Perpich Arts High School will remain open on Monday, March 16 but will…