This Week on MNN: National Arts and Humanities

Launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago, National Arts and Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of Culture in America. Join us This Week on MNN for some very special programming.

Soul Gardens host Deborah Johnson takes viewers on a journey to heal our souls through music, food, and painting. Deborah joins Musician Derrick Minter, artist Stephanie Ventura and yoga instructor Michelle Douglas to make us move, think and create. 

Conversations with Artists discusses the state of the art world and how artists develop their process. On this episode Brigitta Varaidi, a multimedia artist who delves into tradition and the everyday rituals of working life is joined by a panel that includes Puerto Rican artist Luis Stephenberg and Colombian artists Esperanza Cortes and Yali Romagoza. Join these inspiring artists as they discuss their work and the healing powers of art.  

Ginger New York is a long-running show on MNN that highlights performing artists and musicians from around the country. On this episode Ginger is joined by Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance. Join them as they discuss modern dance icons that have worked with the company, share historical film and photos, and discuss the work that the company is doing in the community.  Don’t miss out on this inspirational conversation. 

Catch these programs Sunday, October 17 at 1PM and Wednesday, October 20 at 7PM on MNN 5 (Spectrum 1993).