A graffiti artist since high school, Peyton Scott Russell uses his craft to educate young people. Lisa Friedrich's materials include fire, gunpowder and smoke to create cityscapes of her hometown. Ernest Miller alters his ceramic vessels and custom-glazes signature pieces that bridge modern and traditional design. Singer, composer and teacher Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan specializes in classical and semi-classical Indian music.
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.