The Scene

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±25 min episodes every 6 days  | 
Spotlight a growing and vibrant arts community in the Upper Cumberland with The Scene on Lite Rock 95.9. Host Emily Newman 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 Emily Newman and The Scene - Sunday mornings 9-11am on Lite Rock 95.9

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12
JAN

Brie Flora & Jewelry

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Brie Flora of Brie Flora Jewelry. Learn more about her style of jewelry, where she learned the techniques that she uses in her works, and how she got into metal smithing. Emily also chats with Jason Jenkins of The Painted Bristle to learn more about his repurposing work that he does along side his furniture restoration work. Find out more about Donna Rizzo's clay sculptures, and the stories behind some of her pieces. Emily also talks with Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics to learn more about her history with ceramics, and her background in art throughout her school years.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
05
JAN

Bright Leaf Photography

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Andrea Kruszka of Bright Leaf Photography. Learn more about her love of the Upper Cumberland area, and how her hikes and the nature around her inspire her photography. Emily also chats with Carolyn Isbell to learn more about her oil paintings, and how she works with clients to create custom commission pieces. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Jordan Braswell of Manic Knits to find out how he got into working with yarn, and how he enjoys implementing the Fibonacci sequence into his knitting. Emily also talks with Brie Flora to learn more about how she got into metal smithing, and where she learned the techniques that she uses in her works.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
29
DEC
2019

Lynne Looney Studios

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Lynne Looney of Lynne Looney Studios. Hear more about her background and career in art, painting, and illustrations, and how she moved from working with directors and other designers to creating abstract works of art. Emily also chats with Brie Flora to learn more about her metal smithing, and her unique style of jewelry that she creates. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews The Helio Collective Group to learn more about their art process. Emily also talks with Carolyn Isbell to learn more about her oil paintings, and how she got her start being an artist.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
22
DEC
2019

Jason Jenkins & The Painted Bristle

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Jason Jenkins of The Painted Bristle. Hear his story of how he got into furniture restoration, and why he uses chalk paint in his restoration projects, as well as the other techniques he uses. Emily also chats with Andrea Kruszka to learn more about her love of the Upper Cumberland area, and how it inspires her photography. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Debi Wichman to learn more about her love of pottery, and how she came to using the techniques and inspirations that she uses. Emily also talks with Lynne Looney to learn more about her career and experiences in art, painting, and illustrations.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
15
DEC
2019

Josh Fracker & True Love Tattoo

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Josh Fracker, owner of True Love Tattoo in Cookeville. Learn about where his fascination with tattoos comes from, the challenges and differences involved in tattooing over a more traditional medium, and the tattoo design process for custom pieces. Emily also chats with Justin Hurst of Journeymanmarbleworx to find our more about how he makes his unique marbles that feature intricate blown glass designs on the inside. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Ron Baker, owner of the new PhotoArt Gallery & Studio in Cookeville, to find out more about his background in art and photography, and the projects that he continues to work on with local businesses and artists. Jason Jenkins of The Painted Bristle also shares his story of how he got into furniture restoration.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
08
DEC
2019

Will Winton & Functional Furniture Making

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Will Winton of Bespoke Furniture. Learn about where his style of functional design came from when it comes to the furniture that he builds, and the design process and inspiration for his recently designed Winton Guitar Chair. Emily also chats with woodcrafter Johnathan Stager of Foxmoor Fine Furniture to learn about the various types of wood that he enjoys working with, how availability and sustainability influences his decision to stay local with his wood sources, and the various types of projects that he enjoys specializing in. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Ron Baker, owner of the new PhotoArt Gallery & Studio in Cookeville, to find out how he got into photography, and what inspired him to open PhotoArt.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
01
DEC
2019

Josh Barnwell & Woodcarving

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Josh Barnwell of Be Well Designs. Learn about where his love of nature came from and how it influences his naturalist approach to making his bark, hide, and woodcarving works, and how these projects change with each season. Learn the history behind the Winton Guitar Chair with creator Will Winton, and how its one-of-a-kind design benefits musicians and their performances. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Sandy Miller to find out how ceramics became a part of her life, and the process that she takes with each of her pieces. Emily also chats with Susan Stone to learn more about her whimsical pottery, and how she's able to translate her drawings into ceramic pieces of art.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
24
NOV
2019

Storyteller Theatre Company

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Storyteller Theatre Company Cofounder Kathleen Gilpatrick and Bryan Boles, a reader for the Company. Find out how Storyteller Theatre Company came to Cookeville, and their mission to bring theater and improv to the Upper Cumberland. Learn about local ceramics artist Pookah's creative process, and the materials she uses for her works. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Jordan Braswell of Manic Knits to find out how he got into working with yarn, and how he enjoys implementing the Fibonacci sequence into his knitting. Emily also chats with Josh Barnwell to learn about how he works with nature for his art, and how his projects change with the season.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
17
NOV
2019

Emma Levitz & Little Mountain Stone Works

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Emma Levitz, owner of Little Mountain Stone Works. Find out how she got into specializing in limestone and marble carving and sculptures, and why she enjoys creating functional decor out of those materials for the home. Learn about alternative process photography with Jeremy Blair, and his innovative process for achieving the unique effect on his images. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Andrea Kruszka of Bright Leaf Photography to find out how she got into photography, and her recent 52 Hike Challenge and the photos that resulted from it. Emily also chats with Jennifer Luna to learn more about her textile design business - Maple Moon Designs.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
10
NOV
2019

Hannah LaRue & Glassblowing

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local glassblower Hannah LaRue. Hear what got her into the unique craft of glassblowing, and where she found the inspiration to design and create her glass piece "The Sacred Relic." Find out more about how carver Emma Levitz, owner of Little Mountain Stone Works, creates her sculptures from start to finish. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Cookeville High School art teacher Robin Ford to find out how she got into art and teaching. Emily also chats with Steve Woodcock, owner of Iron Addictions, to find out how he got into metalworking.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
03
NOV
2019

Pamela Claytor & Photography

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local freelance photographer Pamela Claytor. Hear how her childhood surrounded by cameras and photographers due to her parents' careers led her to pursue a degree and career in photography. Find out more about David Fricke's latest commission piece at Father Tom's Pub in Cookeville, and how it was inspired by a previous larger piece that David presented at the Cookeville Art Prowl. Sheila Scruggs talks with ceramic artist Marilee Hall and offers advice for budding ceramics artists on where to begin with their art. Emily also chats with Abe Pardee to discover what inspired him to take up custom metalworking and blacksmithing.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
27
OCT
2019

Melinda Poston & Painting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local artist and painter Melinda Poston. Hear how Melinda's childhood influenced her artistic abilities, and how she developed her own self-taught styles and techniques for her paintings. Find out more about Hannah LaRue's glass piece "The Sacred Relic," and where she found the inspiration to design and make the piece. Sheila Scruggs talks with clay artist Susan Stone to learn more about her designs, and to find out more about Cookeville's Art Prowl coming up November 15th & 16th. Emily also chats with Pamela to find out what inspired her to pursue an education and career in freelance photographer.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.

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