Perpich News


  • Kat Baumann (Visual Arts 2009) At Home in the Comics World

    March 25, 2021

    Kat Baumann (Visual Arts 2009)

    Kat Baumann (Visual Arts 2009), a Mankato-based illustrator and comic artist, can’t remember a time in her life when she was not drawing. Growing up in the small southwestern Minnesota town of Wabasso, she…

  • Katie Jecha (Visual Arts 2014) has Designs for a Creative Career

    Katie Jecha (Visual Arts 2014)

    January 28, 2021

    Katie Jecha (Visual Arts 2014) has designs for a creative career, sparked by her experience at Perpich Arts High School. Katie’s fashion design aesthetic is feminine, but strong. She uses contrast in her selection…

  • Herb Johnson III (Dance 2010) Named Jerome Hill Artist Fellow

    Herb Johnson III (Photo by Juiceedope aka Julius Johnson)

    January 27, 2021

    The Jerome Foundation recently announced the 2021 grant recipients in the second round of the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program. Among the recipients of the 60 Fellowships awarded is Herb…

  • 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…

  • Allyssa Kaiser (Media Arts 2009) Pivots in a New Environment

    Allyssa 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…

  • Brian Lindgren (Visual Arts 2001) Releases New Album “Skulltaste II”

    September 21, 2020

    Mux Mool, also known as Brian Lindgren (Visual Arts 2001), is an American electronic musician, producer, and visual artist. From Red Wing, Minnesota, he made his first electronic track in 1998 and began his education at Perpich in 1999.

    Perpich – How did…

  • Patrick Pulkrabek (Dance 2003) Opens Doors for the Next Generation

    August 10, 2020

    Fans of NBC’s World of Dance recently saw seventeen-year-olds James Ades and Harris Weiskopf dance in front of judges Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez, and Derek Hough. What they also saw was the choreography of Patrick Pulkrabek (Dance 2003) represented by his students, James…

  • Laura Marsolek’s (Visual Arts 2009) Study of Jewelry Brings Her Across the Globe

    Laura Marsolek

    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…

  • 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…