The Scene

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±26 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 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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28
JUN

Marilyn Aitken & Painting

Join Host Emily Newman as she sits down with local Cookeville artist Marilyn Aitken. They discuss how she got into painting, and the processes and textures she uses to create her abstract, realism paintings. 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 Debbie Wickman to learn about her pottery and her studio. 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 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.
21
JUN

Justin Blackmon & Pyrography

Join Host Emily Newman as she sits down with Justin Blackmon, a local pyrography artist in Cookeville. They discuss the art of pyrography and wood burning, how he got his start in the arts, as well as his artistic process when it comes to this unforgiving art form. Find out more about how carver Emma Levitz, owner of Little Mountain Stone Works, creates her sculptures from start to finish. Get to know mixed media artist Betty Turner, and the story behind one of the cards from her line of greeting cards. Emily also chats with Jay Replogle of Replogle Armory to learn about his custom knife work, and where his interest in metalwork comes from.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.
14
JUN

Charles Steven & Abstract Sculptures

Join Host Emily Newman as she sits down with Charles Stevens, an abstract sculptor and jeweler in Cookeville. They discuss how he got his start as a sculptor, and where he finds inspiration for his abstract pieces. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics shares her creative process when she goes about making a new piece of art. Maggie Sunsera of Forest Gems describes the process behind her "wearable art" silk pieces, and offers advice on how to wear them or utilize them around the home. 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.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.
07
JUN

Dementaria Enigmatica Visual Arts

Join Host Emily Newman as she sits down with Tabitha Larson of Dementaria Enigmatica Visual Arts. They discuss her artistic process, and where she finds inspiration for her more surreal and darker art pieces. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics shares her creative process when she goes about making a new piece of art. Maggie Sunsera of Forest Gems describes the process behind her "wearable art" silk pieces, and offers advice on how to wear them or utilize them around the home. 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.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.
31
MAY

PhotoArt Studio & Gallery

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Jordan Braswell of Manic Knits. Find out how he got into working with yarn, the various tools that he uses while knitting, and the types of projects he enjoys working on and what his process for working on them is like. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics shares her creative process when she goes about making a new piece of art. Emily interviews Bryce McDonald, Producing Director and CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse, to learn more about where he got his start in theater and his journey in the arts. 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.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 8 on Lite Rock 95.9.
17
MAY

Manic Knits

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Jordan Braswell of Manic Knits. Find out how he got into working with yarn, the various tools that he uses while knitting, and the types of projects he enjoys working on and what his process for working on them is like. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics shares her creative process when she goes about making a new piece of art. Emily interviews Bryce McDonald, Producing Director and CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse, to learn more about where he got his start in theater and his journey in the arts. 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.

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

Threadz Art

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Adele Seitzinger, owner of Threadz Art. They discuss what silk art is, and color theory in regards to the popularity between various color combinations. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics shares her creative process when she goes about making a new piece of art. Emily interviews Bryce McDonald, Producing Director and CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse, to learn more about where he got his start in theater and his journey in the arts. 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.

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

Choreography & Wigs

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Jens Crain-Foster, choreographer and wig master at Cumberland County Playhouse in Crossville. They discuss how she got her start in the arts, and what it's like working with wigs for Playhouse productions. Tennessee Tech student Jesse Filoteo of Filoteo Illustrations discusses his design process, and the various tools that he uses when painting. Emily interviews Bryce McDonald, Producing Director and CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse, to learn more about where he got his start in theater and his journey in the arts. Emily also chats with Stephanie Barnes of Steph Barnes Wearables & Interiors to learn more about the business side of her artistic career, and the various projects she enjoys working on.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
26
APR

Haven's Wardenclyffe

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Haven of Haven's Wardenclyffe. They discuss his custom woodworking, and how he brings his imagination to life through his work. Tennessee Tech student Jesse Filoteo of Filoteo Illustrations discusses his design process, and the various tools that he uses when painting. Emily interviews Bryce McDonald, Producing Director and CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse, to learn more about where he got his start in theater and his journey in the arts. Emily also chats with Stephanie Barnes of Steph Barnes Wearables & Interiors to learn more about the business side of her artistic career, and the various projects she enjoys working on.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
19
APR

Carol Ludgate Art

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Carol Ludgate of Carol Ludgate Art. Learn more about her figurative and abstract acrylic pieces, and where she got her start in the arts. Find out more about Kathy Reed's semiprecious gemstone jewelry, and the process that she uses in creating her jewelry. Emily interviews Bryce McDonald, Producing Director and CEO of the Cumberland County Playhouse, to learn more about where he got his start in theater and his journey in the arts. Emily also chats with Haven of Haven's Wardenclyffe to learn more about his custom woodworking.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
12
APR

Raw Artt

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Raven Williamson of Raw Artt. They discuss her digital and painted art, and the tools that she uses for each medium, as well as how she got started creating art. Find out more about Kathy Reed's semiprecious gemstone jewelry, and the process that she uses in creating her jewelry. Sheila Scruggs interviews Josh Barnwell to find out more about how he incorporates nature into his art and jewelry. Emily also chats with Carol Ludgate of Carol Ludgate Art to learn more about her figurative and abstract acrylic pieces, and where she got her start in the arts.

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

Cosmic Clay Studio

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Louis Colombarini of Cosmic Clay Studio. They discuss the Neo-primitive ceramics that he and his wife collaborate on, and what goes into their unique custom ceramic making process. Find out more about Jack Loeb and his abstract, expressionistic pieces, and the materials that he enjoys experimenting with. Sheila Scruggs interviews Josh Barnwell to find out more about how he incorporates nature into his art and jewelry. Emily also chats with Raven Williamson of Raw Artt to learn more about her digital and painted art pieces, and how she got started creating art.

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

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