MNO's Mixed + Multi Media Artists
A collection of stories from several of Minnesota's visual artists who combine different materials to form Mixed and Multi Media. Brock Davis created 365 original pieces in a year-long project called "Make Something Cool Every Day". Mary Griep spends more than a year recreating some of the world's most sacred spaces in massive collage drawings.
Kinji Akagawa + Charlie Parr
Award winning public artist and arts educator Kinji Akagawa shares the stories behind three of his sculptural constructions. Composer Mary Ellen Childs creates visual and body percussion pieces that unite music, dance and theater. And Country Blues Musician Charlie Parr performs.
Michal Daniel + Emily Johnson
The theater is where Photographer Michal Daniel performs to capture his spectacular images. Dance-maker Emily Johnson combines personal stories and powerful movement in her thought-provoking performances. She was born and raised near Memphis. Chastity Brown is inspired by country, gospel and blues
Thursday, Mar 16 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Mar 16 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Mar 16 at 7pm TPT MN
Steven Cohen + Cantus
Rock stars give photographer Steven Cohen a backstage pass to capture them in concert and behind the scenes. Paintings Conservator David Marquis painstakingly restores treasured works of art from all over the world at the Midwest Art Conservation Center. Renowned vocal chamber ensemble Cantus performs.
Thursday, Mar 23 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Mar 23 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Mar 23 at 7pm TPT MN
Zoran Mojsilov + Machinery Hill
Yugoslavian-born Zoran Mojsilov makes large-scale sculptures out of stone, steel and wood. Lisa Nankivil builds intricate layers of color and texture to create her luminous oil paintings. Machinery Hill's world music is influenced by many genres including ska, celtic and klezmer.
Thursday, Mar 30 at 1am TPT MN
Thursday, Mar 30 at 7am TPT MN
Thursday, Mar 30 at 7pm TPT MN
Scott West, Aditi Kapil + Tapes 'N Tapes
Scott West creates dramatic work alongside Cloud Cult on stage and in his studio. She has Bulgarian and Indian parents and was raised in Sweden. Playwright, actress and director Aditi Kapil's production about immigrant experience is based on her own. The often blogged-about alternative rockers Tapes 'n Tapes perform
Michal Daniel + Nicolas Carter
Theater photographer Michal Daniel captures the wondrous world of the stage on film. Recipient of the 2009 Minnesota Book Award, Kao Kalia Yang reads from her memoir "The Latehomecomer". We glimpse the process of bookplate artist Serik Kulmeshkenov. And Paraguayan harpist Nicolas Carter performs "Crossing the Isthmus," inspired by his bicycle trip through Central America.
Wednesday, Mar 1 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Mar 1 at 7am TPT MN
Caitlin Karolczak + Heiruspecs
Painter Caitlin Karolczak finds inspiration in vintage medical photos and deathbed portraits. Renowned choral ensemble VocalEssence performs at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Landscape photographer Chris Faust processes his night scenes using traditional techniques in a wet darkroom. Twin Cities hip hop artists Heiruspecs perform on board the Jonathan Padelford Riverboat. And Carl Flink and Emilie Plauche Flink explore the bittersweet reunion of a long-separated husband and wife in "A Duet for Wreck."
Wednesday, Mar 8 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Mar 8 at 7am TPT MN
Brady Kiernan + Bobby Vee
Brady Kiernan makes his feature film directorial debut with "Stuck Between Stations," a love story set in Minneapolis. Students from the Perpich Center Arts High School create a performance inspired by a Minnesota short story. Plus pop legend Bobby Vee talks about his storied career.
Wednesday, Mar 15 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Mar 15 at 7am TPT MN
Julie L'enfant + Communist Daughter
Art Historian Julie L'Enfant shares stories of Minnesota's pioneering women artists at the beginning of the 20th Century. Kent Aldrich brings old-world style to his contemporary print shop, the Nomadic Press. Inspired by science and nature, Karen Gustafson uses tiny hatch marks as the foundation for her intricate drawings. And Communist Daughter performs at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.
Wednesday, Mar 22 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Mar 22 at 7am TPT MN
MN Original Music Compilation
MN Original Music Compilation features some of our favorite musicians performing around town and in our tpt studio: bluegrass band Monroe Crossing performs at the Bruentrup Heritage Farm in Maplewood; salsa ensemble Charanga Tropical plays tpt's Studio A; hip hop royalty Heiruspecs groove atop the Jonathan Padelford riverboat in Saint Paul; season 10 American Idol competitor Sophia Shorai stops by tpt's Studio A; gospel vocalist Robert Robinson sings at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis; folk duo Storyhill performs in the Wabasha Street Caves in Saint Paul; and alternative punk rockers The Suburbs play a tribute concert for the late Bruce Allen at First Avenue.
Wednesday, Mar 29 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Mar 29 at 7am TPT MN
Kristen Lowe + Mason Jennings
Kristen Lowe, an Assistant Professor in Art and Art History at Gustavus, tells stories with shared pictorials in charcoal and film. Painter Michael Birawer captures iconic landmarks in his 3-dimensional artwork. Michael Thomsen creates intricate sculptures out of found objects, his own paintings and discarded antiques. Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings performs at the Hollywood Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
Wednesday, Apr 5 at 1am TPT MN
Wednesday, Apr 5 at 7am TPT MN
The MovingCompany + Rhythmic Circus
Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp from the Tony award-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune present The MovingCompany's first show. Twins Janani and Jeyani Narayan play Carnatic violin, a form of classical south Indian music. Fine art photographer Michael Crouser's work includes an ongoing series of timeless black and white images. And the high-energy percussive dance and musical ensemble Rhythmic Circus performs their song Circus.
Anthony Caponi + Storyhill
Anthony Caponi, stone sculptor and retired chair of the Macalester College Art Department, developed the 60-acre Caponi Art Park and Learning Center in Eagan. Soprano Maria Jette performs "In Our Little Paradise" at The Lexington in Saint Paul. The digital work of internationally known graphic designer and typographer Michael Cina is often inspired by his paintings. Plus John Hermanson and Chris Cunningham of Storyhill perform in Saint Paul's Wabasha Street Caves.
Mu Performing Arts + Cloud Cult
MU Performing Arts honors the Twin Cities' Asian American community with Taiko drumming and other cultural productions. Season 10 American Idol competitor Sophia Shorai performs To Get By in tpt's Studio A. As a penciller for DC comics, Doug Mahnke draws some of the most recognized comic book characters. And the philosophical chamber rock band Cloud Cult, led by Craig Minowa, releases their tenth album, Love.
Xavier Tavera + Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers
Xavier Tavera photographs Minnesota's Latino and other minority communities. Fiber artist Erica Spitzer Rasmussen creates wearable art that speaks to the anxieties one might feel about their body. Greek immigrant Konstantinos Papadakis has been carving wood in the Byzantine style for fifty years. And Jack Klatt and the Cat Swingers perform "Life's a Drag (But Not Mine)" in tpt's studio A.
Bain Boehlke + Kevin Bowe
The Jungle Theater's founder and Artistic Director, Bain Boehlke, directs Samuel Beckett's classic, "Waiting for Godot." Mixed-media artist Hannah Albert believes in the healing power of art. Sculptor and public artist Peter Morales' zoomorphic work is influenced by the Mayan ruins of his native Guatemala. And Kevin Bowe + the Okemah Prophets perform at The Terrarium recording studio in Minneapolis.
Kinji Akagawa + Southside Desire
Award-winning public artist and arts educator Kinji Akagawa shares the stories behind three of his sculptural constructions. Bill Cottman and his family pool together their talents in photography, poetry, storytelling and dance for a project called "Surface Tensions. " Bryan Holland's layered paintings are inspired by vintage billboards and graphic design. Influenced by vintage soul, R&B and disco, femme-fronted Southside Desire performs in tpt's Studio A.
Paul Shambroom + Alison Scott
Internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom uses found images to explore themes of memory and loss. Poet Ed Bok Lee reads his poem "Ode to Bruce Lee" from his 2011 collection, "Whorled." Allen Brewer challenges ideas of perception, understanding and truth in a variety of mediums. And soulful singer/songwriter Alison Scott performs.
Joann Verburg + Cloud Cult
The large-scale work of internationally known photographer JoAnn Verburg deals with concepts of time and perspective. Actor, playwright and Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton, protege to Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, helped define African American theater. The philosophical chamber rock band Cloud Cult, led by Craig Minowa, releases their tenth album, "Love."
Graywolf Press + Spencer Wirth-Davis
Poet Dobby Gibson releases a new book of poetry with Graywolf Press, one of the nation's leading nonprofit publishers. Founder and Artistic Director Susana Di Palma introduces the American-Spanish dance company and school Zorongo Flamenco. Gary Moss' love of Minnesota and the outdoors comes through in his photorealistic landscape and wildlife paintings. And Spencer "Big Cats" Wirth-Davis honors the memory of his mother with his instrumental hip hop and R+B album.
Rock The Garden 2013 Music Special
MN Original music special featuring electronic musician Dan Deacon, Duluth indie rockers Low, former Husker Du frontman Bob Mould, indie rock quartet Silversun Pickups and electro-pop band Metric at Rock The Garden 2013, presented by Walker Art Center and 89.3 The Current.
Children's Theatre Company and Julia Strand
The resident acting company of Children's Theatre Company, along with Artistic Director Peter Brosius, mentors young actors and inspires young audiences. Julia Strand breathes new life into books that would otherwise be discarded, creating intricate carvings of the content within the pages. Secret Stash Records maintains its groove-based sound, whether it's with a vinyl re-release, or new music like Sonny Knight and the Lakers.
Minnesota Dance Theatre and Kevin Bowe
Lise Houlton carries on the legacy of Minnesota Dance Theatre, reinforcing tradition and encouraging collaboration. Art plays a crucial role in the healing process for patients and families at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The work of longtime singer, songwriter and music producer Kevin Bowe has appeared on double-platinum and Grammy Award-winning albums.
Carolyn Halliday and Atmosphere
Visual artist Carolyn Halliday pairs traditional fiber techniques with nontraditional materials to create her unique sculptures. Dancers from Carl Flink's Black Label Movement perform HIT, an intensely physical piece inspired by the chaos of cell movement. At First Avenue, Rapper Slug of Atmosphere talks about songwriting and Rhymesayers, the independent record label he helped develop.
Minnesota Dance Theatre, Nicholas David
Lise Houlton carries on the legacy of Minnesota Dance Theatre, reinforcing tradition and encouraging collaboration. Drury Brennan draws upon graffiti and Asian calligraphy in his large-scale typographical improvisations. Noted poet Robert Bly shares a poem from inside his private writing sanctuary he calls "The Little House. " A finalist from the television singing competition series,The Voice, Nicholas David writes and performs soulful music.
Hend Al-Mansour and Chan Poling
Hend Al-Mansour questions the role of women in Saudi Arabian society and puts women's rights at the forefront of her work. Deaf writer Raymond Luczak performs his poem "Birthright" in American Sign Language at the Heights Theater in Minneapolis. Asia Ward sculpts and suspends sculptures she calls "aluminum dreamscapes." Composer Chan Poling's classical and contemporary jazz training inspires his songwriting for musical theater and his alternative rock band, The Suburbs.
Shapiro & Smith Dance and Gear Daddies
Joanie Smith of Shapiro & Smith Dance couples text and movement to envisage relationships in her choreography. Yudong Shen infuses his Asian brush paintings with color and contrast to create landscapes that reflect both China and Minnesota. Perci Chester creates larger-than-life metal sculptures using unexpected tools and techniques. The acclaimed Americana rock band, Gear Daddies, celebrates the 25th anniversary of their album "Billy's Life Bait" at First Avenue.
Eric Mueller, Andrea Jenkins and Prof
Instagram helped photographer Eric Mueller fuel his creative side and in turn find a community of peers and tens of thousands of followers. Poet and LGBT activist Andrea Jenkins explains how her work informs and activates communities surrounding LGBT equality issues. Go behind the scenes with legendary rapper Prof as he begins work on a new album and performs at his annual event "Prof Outdoors."
Sunday, Mar 26 at 6pm TPT 2
Sunday, Mar 26 at 10pm TPT 2
Monday, Mar 27 at 4am TPT 2
Eric William Carroll and Hmong Breakers Leadership Council
Fascinated by science, Eric William Carroll tests the limits and boundaries of photography, creating work without the use of a camera. Vocalist and songwriter Aby Wolf and her band perform an acoustic version of Alone, a single off of her new album. New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Michael Hall's work is known for its bright, expressive imagery and clever word play. The Hmong Breakers Leadership Council is an organization focused on bringing diverse communities together through the art of break dancing.
Silvercocoon and Dyani White Hawk
Tia and Souliyahn Keobounpheng's love of modern design can be seen in her jewelry, his architectural elements and their combined projects. Artist Dyani White Hawk uses mixed media to explore the intersection of traditional indigenous art and modern contemporary art. Improvisational drummer Davu Seru is well known in the Twin Cities jazz community. He's now making a name for himself as a composer.
The Telling Project and Desdamona
Through the power of personal stories and theatrical performance, The Telling Project narrows the veteran-civilian divide. Mark Rivard has garnered attention for his work in an unusual medium, skateboard art, which he now uses to educate and inspire youth. Desdamona is a hip-hop MC, a spoken word artist, poet and teacher who has been a pillar of the Twin Cities hip-hop scene for decades.
Brandon Kuehn and Chiaki O'brien
Paranormal artist Brandon Kuehn has been traveling around Minnesota gathering stories that inspire his artwork. When she emigrated from Japan, Chiaki O'Brien brought her knowledge of Saori weaving to Minnesota and now shares it with her new community. Sally Power specializes in the centuries-old art of paper marbling. Combing his American roots and Eastern European heritage, guitarist Sam Miltich found a home in jazz manouche
Libby Larsen and Hippo Campus
American Composer and advocate for contemporary composers and musicians, Libby Larsen began writing music in first grade. David Coggins preserves memories of his travels in his writing, photographs and other works of art. Get an inside look at the recording and performing process of Hippo Campus as they complete their first full length album, "landmark".