Born in Egypt and growing up in in the Midwest, Moheb Soliman's most recent interdisciplinary poetry is inspired by nature, the Great Lakes and ideas of belonging. Working with large-scale installations and small, intimate oil paintings, Sharon Louden advocates for artists and is the editor of the book series, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Benjamin Percy, who writes stories for DC Comics, best-selling novels and essays about the craft of writing, seeks to thrill his readers.
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.