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…
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….
Picture Books Featuring BIPOC Women and Girls
August 24, 2020
Women and girls have historically had to work harder than their counterparts to get the rights they deserve, especially those women and girls of color. This selection of picture books features BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) women and girls who…
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…
Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointment to Perpich Board
July 22, 2020
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced an appointment to the Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education. Paul Hustoles joins the Board as of July 22, 2020.
Paul J. Hustoles celebrated his last year as Chair of the…
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…
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 (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…