A new weekly series on the arts premieres tonight on Minnesota Public Television stations across the states. The series is called "Minnesota Original," and each program features several artists from around the state, describing what they do in their own words.
The 59-program first run was made possible by money from the State Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
The premiere program features more well-known personalities like photographer Alex Soth and the band "The Twilight Hours"... but viewers also go inside the creative process with lesser-known artists, such as metal artist Heather Doyle.
The program's executive producer Dianne Steinbach says the series aims to bridge the divide between the artist and the audience.
Minnesota Original premieres tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Minnesota Public Television stations.