Hailey Petersen (Visual Arts 2021) Named 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Gold Medalist, Scholarship Winner
March 17, 2021
Today, the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the National Medalists of the 98th annual 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards – the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for young artists and writers in grades 7–12. Perpich Arts High…
Kathryn D’Elia Exhibiting at Susan Hensel Gallery
December 21, 2020
Work by Kathryn D’Elia, Visual Arts Instructor, is currently on display at the Susan Hensel Gallery in Minneapolis. The exhibition will run through February, 2021.
In her artist statement, D’Elia says, “This exhibition is a collection of work created through gathered observations: a…
Jila Nikpay’s Film “Objects of Love” to Premiere in December
December 17, 2020
A film written and directed by Jila Nikpay, Media Arts Instructor, will be premiering on ShortsTV on December 26, 2020. The film, Objects of Love (2020), is about 20-year-old feisty Roya floating between her demanding immigrant father and old-world grandmother. When against their…
Perpich Arts High School Theater Ensemble presents Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”
December 17, 2020
Perpich Arts High School Theater Ensemble presents Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters
In a chatroom in a provincial town, three sisters wait…
The clock strikes. A flashlight is lit.
The clock breaks. The town catches fire.
The Covid strikes. A gun is fired.
They dream of Moscow.
Winter Reading for Homebound Adventures
December 15, 2020
Winter is the best time to curl up with a hot drink and a good book. Since most of us are homebound, books are currently the safest way to travel. Here are some wintery book recommendations to help get you through the…
Perpich Contemporary Vocal Ensemble Debuts with Stevie Wonder Hit
December 11, 2020
The Perpich Contemporary Vocal Ensemble made their debut in December with a classic song and a great message that many of us need right now. This new ensemble has been working together, both in-person (when they were able) and remotely, since the…
Alumni Speak to Students in Human Centered Design Class
November 25, 2020
Jenna Abts (Music 2001), Jessica Dercklein (Theater 2004), and Chris DeSalvo (Music 1998) met with Tory Peterson’s Human Centered Design class this fall to speak with current student designers about apps and social media platforms. The alumni used their work experiences to question…
Dr. Heather Mueller Joins Perpich Board of DirectorsDr. Heather Mueller
November 24, 2020
Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Heather Mueller as an ex officio member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Mueller is Deputy Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education. “As someone who…
Honoring Native American Heritage Month
November 17, 2020
November is Native American Heritage Month when we honor the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories, and continuing contributions of Native peoples.
It is especially important, as residents of Minnesota, to acknowledge that the land we are living on is the homeland of…
Allyssa Kaiser (Media Arts 2009) Pivots in a New EnvironmentAllyssa Kaiser
November 17, 2020
Allyssa Kaiser (Media Arts 2009) grew up in Big Lake, Minnesota. As a teenager, she discovered an affinity for the arts, so at 16, she applied to study at Perpich Arts High School. At Perpich, Kaiser found…