#102: Mary Griep, Evan Baden, Ananya Chatterjea, Lunalux + Nachito Herrera


MN Original is a new weekly series produced by Twin Cities Public Television. Each week, the series will showcase the depth and breadth of Minnesota’s creative community and introduce viewers to the many original artists who produce extraordinary work right here in Minnesota.

MN Original Episode 102:
She named this series in her collection “Anastylosis” , meaning the reconstruction of ruins to their original form. Through careful study, Northfield Visual Artist and St. Olaf Professor of Art Mary Griep recreates some of the world’s most sacred spaces in massive drawings done to scale. Mary tells us about her process and why some of her pieces take years to complete.

More and more young people connect to the world through electronic devices. Minneapolis Photographer Evan Baden captures this generation basking in the glow of technology in glossy, eye candy-like images he calls “The Illuminati”.

Ananya Chatterjea finds femininity and power entrenched in a classical Indian style of dance called Odissi. As a nationally recognized choreographer, she reinterprets traditional movements into contemporary dance for the Ananya Dance Theatre and the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Minnesota.

Jenni Undis is the owner and creative director of Lunalux, a graphic design and letterpress printing studio on Loring Park. She plays with the formality of the printing press by including quirky images and sayings, literally causing her customers to LOL.

Considered a child prodigy in Havana near where he grew up, Cuban pianist Ignacio Herrera enthusiastically fuses jazz with his native rhythms. Nachito, as his friends call him, is a treasure to the Twin Cities.

Download the Educators’ Guide for Episode 102Check out Educators Guides for all MN Original episodes.

Minnesota Music in this Episode:

matthew mccright: “evening air” + “jazz etudes – blues”
http://www.matthewmccright.org/

the rose ensemble “sancte francise propera” + “ghaetta” + “decat huis cunctus horis” + “b’tayhi-m’saddar”
http://www.roseensemble.org/

the small cities “fargo”
http://www.thesmallcities.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thesmallcities

the golden bubbles: “progress”
http://www.myspace.com/thegoldenbubbles
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Golden-Bubbles/5944994238

savage aural hotbed: “re bar imbau”
http://www.savageauralhotbed.com/
http://www.myspace.com/savageauralhotbed

shubha mudgal + aneesh pradhan: from original score for “ashesh barsha”
http://aneeshpradhan.com
http://shubhamudgal.com

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