Writer, actor and director Shanan Custer creates new work with heart and comedic flare. Shawn Carling is known the world over for his custom-crafted machine age lamps. Before she found Hollywood success, Lea Thompson began her artistic career in Minnesota. Lindsay Locatelli creates jewelry pieces that resonate with her as an artist, challenging the mainstream market.
MN ORIGINAL (MNO) is Twin Cities public television's award-winning weekly arts series celebrating Minnesota's creative community, across all disciplines and all cuLtures. MN ORIGINAL increases awareness of Minnesota artists, art organizations and arts venues, inspires viewers to think about the arts and artists in new ways and cultivates new audiences by promoting a deeper understanding of the creative process and curating contemporary arts in Minnesota for generations to come. The music featured throughout the series is created by and credited to Minnesota musicians. Nearly 400 songs by more than 250 artists in about 100 bands or ensembles are included in the music library.