The Scene

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±20 min episodes every 1 week  | 
Spotlight a growing and vibrant arts community in the Upper Cumberland with The Scene on Lite Rock 95.9. Host Andrea Kruszka interviews local artists, performers, and more to learn what goes into their craft and why. Find out where their ideas and talents originate, while also keeping a pulse on upcoming performances and galleries around the Upper Cumberland each week on The Scene.

Showcase local talent from across the Upper Cumberland with Andrea Kruszka and The Scene - Sunday mornings 8-10am on Lite Rock 95.9

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Mary Ann Gilfillan & Nature Photography

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan. They discuss how she got started in photography, the types of shoots that she does and does not do, her current projects including one being featured in this year's Art Prowl, as well as what it is about nature and flowers that inspires her so much.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Meet Local Artist Justin Blackmon

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local artist Justin Blackmon. They discuss how he became interested in art, and the influence that his high school art teacher had on him, what he turns to for inspiration when painting, as well as the organization Art Round Tennessee, and the various activities that they put on every year.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Lewis Matheney & Illustration

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local illustrator, children's book author, and Co-Owner of Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville, Lewis Matheney. They discuss how he got his start with illustration, and writing children's books, his life's journey and what led to him writing his first children's book, as well as how Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles came to be.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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TTU Director Of The School Of Art, Craft & Design

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Kim Winkle, Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. They discuss her background in art, how she was introduced to woodworking, her summer of teaching workshops across the country, the commissioned projects that she's involved in, as well as whether she prefers instructing or working on her own projects, and who some of her favorite artists are.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Skip Ritter & Woodturning

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local woodturner Skip Ritter. They discuss his background and how he got his start working with wood, his consignment and commission work that he does, as what as what he considers to be the best parts of the Upper Cumberland area outside of the arts and crafts community.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Leah Looper & Watercolor Art

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville watercolor artist Leah Looper. They discuss how she got her start in watercolors, and art in general, how she got her Etsy shop started selling crafty items and paintings, as well as who some of her local and non-local favorite artists are.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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J3P0’s Artistry

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local painter and muralist Jackie Allen with J3P0's Artistry. They discuss how she developed an interest in art by painting her shoes in middle school, the projects that she's currently working on, including one project that is a live wedding painting, as well as who some of her favorite artists both local and non-local are.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Kip Kniep & Silversmithing

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with silversmith Kip Kniep, and Celine Kniep. They discuss how Kip got started as a silversmith and how he developed his talent, what the design process for him looks like from start to finish when beginning a new body of work, as well as a preview of the First Friday event at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, and some of the other artists that will be featured there.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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The Angry Ironsmith

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with The Angry Ironsmith Jimmy Reilly. They discuss how he got into being a metal artist, how he got started with paint and pastels first, the current projects that he is working on, as well as a hammer therapy course for veterans who are suffering from PTSD and other disorders that he is working on developing.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Abby Weeden & Photography And Jewelry Making

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with photographer, and owner of Edison Hills Polymer Clay Jewelry, Abby Weeden. They discuss how she got started in both photography, and making her own jewelry, the current projects that she is working on, as well as who some of her favorite artists are, and how they inspire her and her work.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Patrick Dudney & Stone Sculpting

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with sculptor Patrick Dudney. They discuss how he got started with stone sculpting, the different types of stone that he works with, what his artistic process is like once he begins to sculpt a new piece, as well as what he does with completed projects once he is finished with them.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
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Emily Newman & Painting

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville painter, and former host of The Scene, Emily Newman. They discuss how she got started painting, where she draws motivation and inspiration from when starting a new project, as well as the details surround one of her recent series that was inspired by her love of jazz, and the fashion in the 1950s.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

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