“mn Original” will premiere on tpt Channel 2 on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm.
Last night I got a sneak peek of the first two episodes of “mn Original,” the new public television show dedicated to profiling Minnesota artists of all stripes.
First reaction? AWESOME.
After witnessing coverage of the arts dwindle over the past few years in local papers and on television, it’s a real delight to see something added (“mn Original” is funded by the recently enacted Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund).
Each 30-minute episode highlights approximately five different artists, whether they are dancers, photographers, sculptors or musicians. There is no host or narration – simply artists talking about their work, performing, and giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the process of making art. The show also uses music by Minnesotans in the final production mix.
In addition to the television show, “mn Original” features an extensive website, including extra video, links to more information about artists, an events calendar and an RSS feed of Minnesota arts blogs (including yours truly).
The site is scheduled to go live on Friday, April 16 The site is live as of today; “mn Original” will premiere on tpt Channel 2 on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30pm.