Recent News

  • Graphic Memoirs from the Perpich Graphic Novel Collection

    July 22, 2020

    Graphic memoirs are a powerful and immersive way to experience another person’s life story. The combination of words and illustrations helps the narrative come alive in a unique way. Here is a selection of some of the fascinating graphic memoirs in Perpich…

  • Jeremy Holien Teams Up with OK Go for National Art Education Association Conference

    July 16, 2020

    Jeremy Holien, Education Specialist in Visual and Media Arts, served as Convention Coordinator for the 2020 National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Leadership Conference. Because of COVID-19, the conference went virtual in July. As an expert in media arts instruction, Jeremy arranged…

  • Pam Paulson

    Dr. Pam Paulson Retires After 33 Years at Perpich

    July 15, 2020

    Dr. Pam Paulson, Director of Professional Development and Resource Programs, has retired from Perpich Center for Arts Education after 33 years. Her last day at Perpich was Tuesday, July 14th. Paulson is one of the founding directors of Perpich Center for Arts…

  • 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

    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…

  • New Picture Books by BIPOC Authors

    June 24, 2020

    These are a few of the newest picture books by Black, Indigenous, and people of color added to Perpich Library’s Children’s Arts and Diversity Collection. The collection focuses on picture books that reflect the life experiences and cultures of all people.

    1. Birdsong by…

  • Tribute Art by Faith Blackstone (Visual Arts 2021) Receives National Recognition

    Faith 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 Artists

    Missy 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…

  • Challenging Days and Support

    June 1, 2020

    Dear students,

    We have had many challenging days and our hearts are heavy and our bodies exhausted. I am writing to remind you that we, your Perpich community, are here to support you. I understand many of you may be struggling emotionally as…