MN Original Artists Featured In Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium

Vikings Artist Collage

Many might consider the Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium a work of art in and of itself. And when the doors open in 2016, fans will be able to take in an array of artwork and installations from 34 Minnesota artists − many of whom are MN Original alums.

The stadium will feature about 500 artworks including roughly 200 commissioned paintings, sculptures, digital and installation pieces.

The Star Tribune reports “all projects will be new designs specific to the stadium. Plans range from realistic portraits of players to impressionistic landscapes, abstractions, mosaics and custom-designed Vikings shields and helmets.”

We’re excited to see so many local names represented in this stadium project. When you head to a Vikings home game, be sure to look for work from the following MN Original alums:

David Rathman - Watercolor and Oil on Paper/Canvas 

 

Carolyn Swiszcz - Acrylic Paint, Quick Printmaking

 

Gary Welton - Acrylic Oils on Paper and Canvas

 

Michael Sweere - Recycled Materials Mosaic Artist

 

Greg Gossel - Pop Art Mixed Media

 

Shawn McNulty - Contemporary Paintings on Canvas

 

Featured in the upcoming season 7 of MN Original:

Leslie Barlow – Oil Painting

Lisa Friedrich – Gun Powder Stencils

Peyton Scott Russell – Large-Scale Graffiti-Style

MN Original Recognized With Five 2015 Upper Midwest Regional EMMY® Awards

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TPT and MN Original team members at the 2015 Upper Midwest Regional EMMY® Gala

MN Original is proud to have been honored with five 2015 Upper Midwest Regional EMMY® Awards across a variety of categories.

Thank you to the many artists and organizations who have worked with our team over the past year to showcase and advocate for the Twin Cities arts community.

Keep reading to find a list of MN Original episodes, segments and individuals honored with a 2015 Upper Midwest Regional EMMY®.

Magazine: Minnesota Original: Jeffrey Hatcher¸ And The Professors¸ Alexa Horochowski and David Bowman

 

Interview/Discussion: A Pet Photographer in Her Own Words

 

Community/Public Service (PSA) – Single Spot: The Legacy Funded Work of Minnesota Public Television

Editor – Program (Non-News): Ryan Klabunde

Photographer – Program (Non-News): Brennan Vance Director of Photography

 

Preview: The History Theatre’s ‘Glensheen’ Opens Oct. 3

Opening October 3 at the History Theatre, “Glensheen” is a dark musical which tells the story of a 1970s family tragedy in Minnesota.

“Glensheen” is written by Jeffrey Hatcher with music and lyrics by Chan Poling.

Click here to find ticket information.

Stay tuned for a future MN Original profile with Artistic Director Ron Peluso featuring his work to tell real stories about Minnesota history.

MNO on the Go: Sept. 13 – 20

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Genealogy of Happenstance at the Guthrie Theater

Sept. 17 – 20

There’s a book for what to expect when you’re expecting, but where’s the volume “What to Expect Before You’re Expecting”? When Minneapolis writer and Minnesota Fringe veteran Allegra Lingo and her wife, Amy, decided to start a family, this is the book Allegra wanted to read. Except it didn’t exist. So Allegra wrote it. In her Guthrie debut, Lingo creates a show the Star Tribune called “masterfully done, with equal parts rollicking humor, clever turns of phrase, lurking pathos and, ultimately, affirming joy” as she wrestles with what it means to be ensconced in the journey to conceive a child when she herself will only be connected by the genealogy of happenstance. Sometimes, making a baby takes more than just the birds and the bees.

Click here for more info.

Midwest Soap Factory Biennial: superusted

Sept. 12 – Nov. 1

The Soap Factory Biennial , superusted, is a Midwest exhibit including 5 states and 17 artists. Artists featured include Alexa Horochowski , Andrea Carlson, Areca Roe, Carlos DeGroot , Clarence White, Dyani White Hawk Polk, Jennifer Rogers, Jessica Christy, John Fleischer, Laura Primozic, Lindsay Smith, Mandy Martinson, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Phil Olmstead, Pritika Chowdry, Shana Kaplow and Sonja Peterson. The exhibit opens on September 12 and closes on November 1.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

September 18, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Nirmala Rajasekar’s “Sounds of the Ancient” at Indian Music Society of Minnesota

September 13

“Nirmala Rajasekar’s fall tour of ‘Sounds of the Ancient’ Sept 13 at 5 pm with Indian Flute Maestro on the Bamboo Flute Pandit Ronu Majumdar and the two stars of Indian percussion from India –Muruga Boopathi (who is on the MNO video with me) on the two headed drum Mridangam and Ajeet Pathak on Tabla.”

Click here for more info.

MNO on the Go: Sept. 6 – 13

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

2nd Saturdays – California Building Open Studios

Saturday, Sept. 12 – 12 – 4 p.m.

The California Building in Northeast Minneapolis is a former grain mill turned studio building for working artists. As the first art studio building in the NE area, artists began renting studios here in the 80′s. The tenants include emerging, mid and late career artists in a variety of disciplines.

A haven for a diverse group of artists, the building is now open to the public for open studio tours and sales every month on the 2nd Saturday. Enjoy free parking.

Click here for more info.

Bluegrass Festival at Caponi Park

September 13 at 2 p.m.

This festival brings nationally and regionally touring, award-winning bands Monroe Crossing, Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, Sawtooth Brothers and Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys, each with their own unique sound and style to Caponi Art Park.

Click here for more info.

Franconia Sculpture Park: Art & Artists Celebration

September 12 – 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

What better way to celebrate an exhibition full of new ambitious sculptures made by truly dedicated artists? Throw everyone a creative & fun-filled festival! In true Franconia fashion, there will be live music, family art making activities, guided tours of new work, delicious food & beverages, and more.

Click here for more info.

Midwest Soap Factory Biennial: superusted 

September 12 – November 12

The Soap Factory Biennial , superusted, is a Midwest exhibit including 5 states and 17 artists. Artists featured include Alexa Horochowski , Andrea Carlson, Areca Roe, Carlos DeGroot , Clarence White, Dyani White Hawk Polk, Jennifer Rogers, Jessica Christy, John Fleischer, Laura Primozic, Lindsay Smith, Mandy Martinson, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Phil Olmstead, Pritika Chowdry, Shana Kaplow and Sonja Peterson.

Click here for more info.

Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

September 12, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

 

MN Original Nominated for Eleven 2015 Upper Midwest Regional EMMYs®

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Twin Cities Public Television is honored to have been nominated for a total of 43 Upper Midwest Regional EMMYs® with 11 of those recognizing MN Original.

Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you to all the artists and organizations who have shared their talents with us this past year.

The EMMYs® will be awarded at the Annual EMMY® Gala on Saturday October 3 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Mall of America.

Check out nominations below:

 

10A: Arts/Entertainment: Single Story

Chris Mars: Portrait of an Artist – Twin Cities Public Television

  • David Roth, Producer
  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Katherine McDonald, Associate Producer
  • Adam Geiger, Editor
  • Joseph Demko, Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Kate Westlund, Production Coordinator
  • Marissa Blahnik, Managing Producer
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer

The Life of an Actor: Sally Wingert – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Brittany Shrimpton, Producer
  • Brennan Vance, Editor
  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Amy Melin, Producer 2
  • Andrea Bussey, Production Assistant
  • Eric Pagel, Field Audio
  • Joseph Demko, Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Kate Westlund, Production Coordinator
  • Marissa Blahnik, Managing Producer
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer

18A: Historic/Cultural/Nostalgic – Single Story

Minnesota Music Man: Cornbread Harris – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Amy Melin, Producer
  • Brennan Vance, Director of Photography
  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Brittany Shrimpton, Associate Producer
  • Ryan Klabunde, Editor
  • McGraw Jones, Videographer
  • Jim Kron, Videographer
  • Joseph Demko, Field and Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Kate Westlund, Production Coordinator
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer

24: Informational/Instructional – Single Story

The Art and Craft of Playwriting According to Jeffrey Hatcher – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Brittany Shrimpton, Producer
  • Brennan Vance, Editor
  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Amy Melin, Producer 2
  • Andrea Bussey, Production Assistant
  • Michael Phillips, Videographer
  • Joseph Demko, Field and Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Kate Westlund, Production Coordinator
  • Marissa Blahnik, Managing Producer

25: Interview/Discussion

A Pet Photographer in Her Own Words – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Amy Melin, Producer
  • Brennan Vance, Director of Photography
  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Brittany Shrimpton, Associate Producer
  • Joseph Demko, Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Kate Westlund, Production Coordinator
  • Marissa Blahnik, Managing Producer
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer

26: Magazine 

Minnesota Original: Tish Jones, Kurt Melancon and Chris Mars – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Amy Melin, Producer
  • Katherine McDonald, Producer
  • Brennan Vance, Director of Photography
  • Brittany Shrimpton, Associate Producer
  • Ryan Klabunde, Editor
  • Joseph Demko, Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Kate Westlund, Production Coordinator
  • Marissa Blahnik, Managing Producer
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer


Minnesota Original: Jeffrey Hatcher, And The Professors, Alexa Horochowski and David Bowman – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Marissa Blahnik, Managing Producer
  • Ashleigh V. Rowe, Senior Series Producer
  • Amy Melin, Producer
  • Katherine McDonald, Senior Associate Producer
  • Brittany Shrimpton, Associate Producer
  • Adam Geiger, Story Editor
  • Joseph Demko, Field and Post Production Audio
  • Ezra Gold, Senior Editor
  • Andrea Bussey, Production Assistant
  • Jeremy Hosterman, Post Production and Web Coordinator
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer

31A: Community/Public Service (PSA) – Single Spot

The Legacy-Funded Work of the Minnesota Public Television Association – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Marissa Blahnik, Producer
  • Robert Hutchings, Online Editor
  • Mitch Griffin, Post Production Audio
  • Terry O’Reilly, Chief Content Officer 

39A: Editor – Program (Non-News)

Minnesota Original Composite – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Ryan Klabunde, Editor

39B: Editor – Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.)

Minnesota Original Composite – Twin Cities Public Television

Ryan Klabunde, Editor

43A: Photographer – Program (Non-News)

MN Original and The Lowertown Line – Twin Cities Public Television

  • Brennan Vance, Director of Photography

Celebrating The Arts Partners and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in MN Original Specials

This post contributed by MN Original Senior Series Producer Ashleigh V. Rowe

MN Original captured an extraordinary moment in the Ordway’s history: the opening of the new Concert Hall.

It was exquisitely designed by architect Tim Carl and acoustician Paul Scarbrough and carefully constructed by McGough.

As ribbons of wood embrace the stage, the aesthetic and technical achievements allow the music to sound so warm and bright, it feels like sunshine filling the hall.

Sounds of Blackness Ordway

Our crew was mesmerized by one performance after another by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Sounds of Blackness, Haley Bonar, Cantus, The Schubert Club’s Student Scholarship Competition winners and Minnesota Opera in the classic Music Theater.

The leaders of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Schubert Club, Minnesota Opera and the Ordway had formed a unique partnership to build the hall, engage new audiences and ensure the success of each of the organizations that share the Ordway’s stages.

The SPCO’s Bruce Coppock and others call the Concert Hall a “triumph for the community,” that will foster artistic innovation.

The community, the city of Saint Paul and the State of Minnesota supported the Arts Partnership and its world-class talent, productions and programs.

Through these organizations, children from all backgrounds are learning about the arts and are inspired. They are filled with the possibility of one day performing at the Ordway. And they are on their way to becoming life-long lovers of the arts.

We were taken by the passion, energy and commitment of all we met during production of the MN Original specials. More than one hundred Minnesota musicians and performing artists, dozens of crew working tirelessly behind the scenes and the exceptional teams within each organization.

We are especially grateful to Patricia Mitchell, Bruce Coppock, Kyu-Young Kim, Barry Kempton and Nina Archabal for this unforgettable experience.

Thank you from all of us at MN Original.

When to watch:

MN Original: The Arts Partners Special premieres Friday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. on TPT

MN Original: The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra premieres Friday, Sept. 4 at 8:30 p.m. on TPT

STUDIO:HERE At The Minnesota State Fair + Yudong Shen Premiere

As you’re planning out your visit to the Minnesota State Fair this year, make sure to stop by the STUDIO:HERE exhibition featuring a lineup of Minnesota artists and many MN Original alums. It will be a fantastic opportunity to see stunning works of art created right before your eyes.

Each day of the fair, a practicing Minnesota artist will create artwork and have opportunities to interact with fair guests. This special exhibition provides a window into the working artist’s world and an up-close look at the ‘nuts-and-bolts’ of how an art object is created.

The participating artists work in a variety of 2D and 3D media and include: Cindy Koopman (printmaker), Greg Graham (painter), Moira Bateman (mixed media sculpter), Todd Bridigum (drawer/ printmaker), Yudong Shen (watercolor artist), Patrick Kemal Pryor (painter), Leslie Barlow (painter), Miranda Brandon (photographer), Eric William Carroll (photographer), Jenn Ackerman (photographer), Matt Semke (multimedia 19 process artist) and Kimberlee Joy Roth (ceramicist/slip-caster).

STUDIO: HERE takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center 

Don’t miss these MN Original alums on the following days:

Saturday, August 29 – Moira Bateman

Inspired and fascinated by nature, Moira Bateman earned a degree in landscape architecture, but changed course to pursue mixed-media art full time.

Monday, August 31 – Yudong Shen

*Watch an early release of this segment featuring painter Yudong Shen below and look for it in a future full episode of MN Original!

Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast to create landscapes that recall both China and Minnesota.

Tuesday, Sept 1 – Patrick Kemal Pryror

Home improvement projects were the impetus for Patrick K. Pryor’s experimental painting techniques in his latest body of work.

MNO On The Go: August 30 – September 6

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

First Thursdays Open Studios – NE Arts District

September 3

First Thursdays in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month. Many NEMAA member artists and galleries open their doors and invite you into their studios. With a more relaxed atmosphere, this mini-Art-A-Whirl is a great experience for the art collector and browser.

Click here for more info.

Minnesota State Fair

Now through September 7

Click here for more info.

Museology: Eleanor McGough And Elaine Rutherford

September 5 – 27

Click here for more info.

Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

September 4, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

MNO On The Go: August 23 – 30

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Minneapolis Satellite Reef

August 23 – September 30

The MIA is proud to present the Minneapolis Satellite Reef, part of the Institute For Figuring’s worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project.

The world’s largest participatory art and science project, the IFF’s Crochet Coral Reef project combines mathematics, marine biology, environmental consciousness raising and community art practice. More than 7,000 people have helped to make these gorgeous woolen seascapes, which have been exhibited around the world.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

August 28, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

 

Artist Day Jobs: Dan Israel – Musician/Government Man

MN Original and TPT present: Artist Day Jobs – A series about how artists make it work

In the season finale of Artist Day Jobs, MN Original follows musician and government worker, Dan Israel.

By day, Dan works at The Office of the Revisor of Statutes at the Minnesota Legislature proofing and editing bills that are on their way to becoming laws. By night, Dan is known as a seasoned musician with twelve albums under his belt.

The episode is the seventh in MN Original’s web series featuring Minnesota artists with interesting 9-5′s.

Learn more about Artist Day Jobs here: http://bit.ly/1KrhEWr

Are YOU an artist with an interesting day job? Let us know on our Facebook page or on Twitter using #ArtistDayJobs.

MNO On The Go: August 16 – 23

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MN Original wants to help you get out in the community and experience art throughout Minnesota.

Visit MNOriginal.org each week this summer to find various events and happenings from  MN Original alums. Then get out there and support some art!

Music in Mears: Barbara Jean and The Melismatics

August 20, 6 p.m.

2015 marks the 12th year of Music in Mears and we are back with more then just great music!  Lowertown Entertainment District will be serving Summit beer and great food from their member restaurants along with a variety of food trucks each week! Barbara Jean and The Melismatics perform the evening of August 20.

Click here for more info.

New Work – Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke

Now through August 31

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Low Lying Area, an exhibition of new work by Shana Kaplow and Rebecca Krinke featuring a large-scale sculptural work by Rebecca and a suite of ink on paper paintings by Shana. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the psychologies and complexities of domestic objects and spaces.

Click here for more info.

Mill City Live: Malamanya

August 19, 6 – 8 p.m.

Mill City Live returns for its twelfth season with four outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings in August. Set in the museum’s dramatic open air Ruin Courtyard, “Mill City Live” features four great evenings of outdoor music by top local artists.

Malamanya is a six-member Minneapolis-based Cuban Son ensemble, composed of a diverse group of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies of Latin American and Caribbean music. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres.

Click here for more info.

Cornbread Harris & His Quintet

August 21, 6 – 8 p.m.

Catch legendary Twin Cities blues player Cornbread Harris perform with his quintet every Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. at Loring Pasta Bar in Dinkytown.

Click here for more info.

Paul Shambroom: Lost, MMAA Project Space

August 20 – October 18

Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom.

Click here for more info.

Caponi Art Park Summer Performance Series: Drumheart, Women’s Drum Center;
Barebones Production

August 23, 6:30 p.m.

For twenty years, BareBones has been stimulating audiences’ senses with their visionary parades, outdoor installations, and spectacle performances that involve stilts, bicycles and gigantic puppets. Performing in parks and other public spaces around the Twin Cities metro area, this collective of visual and performing artists is most well-known for their annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza.

Drumheart is the Women’s Drum Center performing ensemble. Performing world drum and percussion music, Drumheart enjoys providing energy, joy and spirit to events with their Brazilian, Caribbean and African music.

Click here for more info.

Radical Basketry Invitational

July 16 – August 22

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Click here for more info.