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    Alumna Creates Woven Works, Studies New Practices

    Laura Fischer (Visual Arts 2002) received her MFA from San Francisco State University in 2013. She concentrated her work on New Practices, an area established for students wishing to work cross-media. Here she shares words of wisdom and why going to Perpich was a great…

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  • Tasha Hardy

    Award-Winning Filmmaker Found Her Calling at Perpich

    Filmmaker Tasha Hardy (Theater 1992) sees a clear connection between her experience at Perpich Arts High School and her success. As a teenager, Hardy says, “My life was headed for disaster.” With an unstable family situation, she struggled in school and lacked healthy peer relationships. Once…

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    Alumna Explores World of Lena Dunham with Theater Company

    Haley Traub (Theater 2008) recently shared about her experience working in theater in New York City. After graduating from Perpich, Traub received a BFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2012 and most recently formed a theater collective with some fellow NYU…

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  • Actress Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux

    Theater Alumna On Building Creative Community and Storytelling

    Like many of our alumni, Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux’s (Theater 2000) talents extend beyond her Perpich art area. Since her days at the arts high school, Arrowsmith DeCoux has worked professionally as a storyteller at Scandinavian festivals, learned to walk on stilts, published poetry, performed in musical…

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  • Musician Clair De Lune

    Music Alumna to Perpich Students: Being A “Professional Artist” Can Happen

    Musician Claire de Lune (aka Claire Taubenhaus) has been making a name for herself locally and beyond since her graduation from Perpich in 2007, where she studied music. In addition to recently receiving the “Best Vocalist (Female)” nod from City Pages’ Best Of 2015…

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    Call for Perpich Letters of Support

    Support Perpich in the upcoming legislative session by contributing to our letter writing campaign. If you are part of the Perpich community—alumni, parents, teachers, artists—consider sharing your story of connection with Perpich.

    Briefly explaining why you think Perpich and arts education are important and how…

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    Kate Vinson Receives McKnight Foundation Scholarship

    Congratulations to Kate Vinson, Visual Arts Instructor, for being selected to receive the McKnight Foundation Scholarship to attend the Americans for the Arts 2019 Annual Convention in the Twin Cities from June 13-16. To learn more about the conference program, take a look at…

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    Perpich Alumni Named Jerome Hill Artist Fellows

    The Jerome Foundation recently announced the first recipients of the new Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program and two of them are Perpich alumni.
    The Jerome Foundation recently announced the first recipients of the new Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships program and two of them are Perpich…

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    Samantha Rei (Visual Arts 1999) Fashions a Piece of History

    Samantha (Crossland) Rei was a contestant on Season 16 of Project Runway.
    January 14, 2019

    When Peggy Flanagan entered the One Minnesota Party on Saturday, January 12, 2019, as the new Minnesota Lt. Governor, she did it wearing a Samantha Rei original. Samantha (Crossland) Rei (Visual…

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