Recent News

  • Sonder: Perpich Studio Arts Summer Project Exhibition – September, 2019

    This exhibition features work from all visual and media arts students. Each student was asked to create a work of art over the summer. Themes explored include self-portraits: present and future, inner and outer and memory.
    Noun. sonder (uncountable) (neologism) The profound feeling of realizing…

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  • Perpich Senior Named National Merit Finalist

    UPDATED FEBRUARY, 2020: Perpich Senior Mary Pfeifer has advanced in the National Merit Scholarship Program and was recently named a National Merit Finalist.

    Perpich Senior Mary Pfeifer has been named a National Merit Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

    Mary Pfeifer is a Visual Arts…

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  • Regional Arts Teacher Leaders meet for Summer Workshop

    Our Regional Arts Teacher Leaders were hard at work mid-August, preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. This network of expert teachers signed up to advocate and expand arts education through the state of Minnesota. The team of 70 educators represent all arts areas and…

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  • Dr. Charles Rick to be Interim Executive Director for the 19-20 school year

    We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Dr. Charles Rick will serve as our interim executive director for the 2019-2020 school year. Charles’ start date will be 8/13/19.

    Dr. Rick holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from…

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  • Conn McCartan to be Interim High School Principal for the 19-20 School Year

    We are happy to announce that we have a new member of the Perpich community. Conn McCartan will serve as our interim high school principal for the 19-20 school year. Conn’s start date was 8/5/19.

    Conn McCartan’s educational career spans 36 years. During that time,…

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  • Curt Tryggestad

    Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Announces Departure

    Tryggestad has led the agency since August, 2017.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education Executive Director Dr. Curt Tryggestad announced Thursday, June 20, that he has accepted a new position as the superintendent of Pine City Public Schools. His last day at Perpich will be determined…

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  • Minnesota Commissioner of Education

    Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker Joins Perpich Board

    The Commissioner of Education, or their designee, serves on the Perpich Board of Directors as an ex officio member per the 2017 Education Omnibus Bill.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is pleased to welcome Minnesota Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker as an ex officio member…

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  • Minnesota's Comprehensive Planning Program

    Eight School Districts Selected for Minnesota’s Comprehensive Arts Planning Program

    Community members will come together to create a comprehensive arts education plan.

    Perpich Center for Arts Education is proud to announce the 2019-2021 award recipients for the Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP): Bemidji Area Schools, Columbia Heights Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, Pine City Public…

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  • Perpich News

    Perpich Spirit Shop Now Open

    The Perpich Spring 2019 Spirit Shop is now open!

    ORDERS END FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019 – EVERYTHING WILL BE DELIVERED TO PERPICH ON JUNE 3, 2019 All items need to be picked up at Perpich Center for Arts Education; no items will be shipped to…

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