The Scene

Spotlight a growing and vibrant arts community in the Upper Cumberland with The Scene on Lite Rock 95.9. Host Laura Holloway 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 Laura Holloway and The Scene - Sunday mornings 8-10am on Lite Rock 95.9
Weekly English United States Arts · Society & Culture
201 Episodes
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The Scene: From General Art To Art Education

This week on The Scene - Join host Laura Holloway as she meets with Justin Blackmon, local artist and the Board Chairman for Art Round Tennessee. Justin talks about how he works through an artist block by reading, his new venture in his art career teaching art education, & what…
3 Mar 15 min

The Scene: Made Here Market

This week on The Scene - Join host Laura Holloway as she meets with Tiffany Anton from The Biz Foundry. They touch on if it's too late for vendors to sign up for Made Here Market, what the vendor goal is for this year, and how can people find more…
25 Feb 15 min

The Scene: Jennifer Welch, Cookeville Children's Theatre

This week on The Scene - Join host Laura Holloway as she visits with Jennifer Welch from the Cookeville Children's Theatre. They talk about the first show Jennifer did with the Children's Theatre, how parents can get their children involved who has a talent for being on stage, and what…
18 Feb 15 min

The Scene: Diego Alvarez of Royal House of Cheese

This week on The Scene - Join host Laura Holloway as she sits down with Diego Alvarez from Royal House of Cheese in Cookeville. The two talk about what was Diego's "Aha" moment, how he works with customers to make the perfect table for an event or wedding, and the…
11 Feb 15 min

The Scene: Tennessee Tech's College of Fine Arts Arty Gras

This week on The Scene - Join join special guest host Marcia Lorance as she meets with President of the Cookeville Theatre Company Kathleen Gilpatrick & Dean of the College of Fine Arts Jennifer Shank to talk about the Second Annual Arty Gras Festival. They touch on why it is…
4 Feb 15 min

The Scene: Upper Cumberland Painter Larry Taylor

This week on The Scene - Join host Laura Holloway as she talks with painter Larry Taylor. They discuss different topics such as how often he gets into his studio at home to paint, juggling his everyday job with also wanting to paint, and Larry talks about the positive influences…
28 Jan 15 min

The Scene: Cookeville Author & Actor Michael Evanichko

This week on The Scene -Host Laura Holloway visits with area author and actor Michael Evanichko. They talk about what the first thing was that Michael ever remembers writing, if he ever writes his books with the idea of seeing them on stage or in a movie, and discussing his…
21 Jan 15 min

The Scene: Needle Felting Artist Gerry Burklow

This week on The Scene - Join host Andrea Kruszka as she is joined by local needle felting artist in the Upper Cumberland Gerry Burklow. They touch on how Gerry gained an interest in needle felting, anything specific that gives her inspirations like books, all about the display that she…
17 Dec 2023 15 min

The Scene: Owner of The Angry Ironsmith Jim Reilly

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with Jim Reilly, owner of The Angry Ironsmith They talk about a storefront that Jim has provided to other artists in the area, some things he enjoys listening to while he works, and his role as the secretary for the AACB that supports…
10 Dec 2023 15 min

The Scene: Art Round Tennessee's Jen Luna

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Jen Luna from Art Round Tennessee. They begin with recapping a successful Art Prowl last month, Jen's show that has just opened at The Silver Fern with hand carved woodcuts, and where the inspirations of the images came from and more…
3 Dec 2023 15 min

The Scene: Meet Upper Cumberland Artist Shannon Buckley

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with Shannon Buckley, a new artist to the region that has settled in the Rock Island area. They talk about Shannon and the various mediums that she works in beginning with sewing, what the deciding factor to move to Tennessee was, and some…
26 Nov 2023 15 min

The Scene: True Love Tattoo's Josh Fracker

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Josh Fracker, the owner of True Love Tattoo in Cookeville. They touch on Josh previews a flash event to support Helping Hands, what gave him the inspiration to get into tattooing, and previewing Art Prowl next weekend with artists coming into…
5 Nov 2023 15 min

The Scene: Mixed Media Monterey Artist Barbara Chambers

Join host Andrea Kruszka visits with Barbara Chambers, a mixed media artist from Monterey. They talk about what brought Barbara to Tennessee and what's kept her here, how the area and art community stands out here in comparison to being in New York, and what're some of the things we…
22 Oct 2023 15 min

The Scene: Art Prowl 2023 Preview

Join host Andrea Kruszka meets with Jen Luna and Emma Levitz, the co-directors of Art Round Tennessee as they preview next month's Art Prowl event. They discuss what to expect from this year's Art Prowl with some new businesses and artists featured, how the First Friday events have been going…
8 Oct 2023 15 min

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Photographer Pamela Claytor

Join host Andrea Kruszka visits with Pamela Claytor, a photographer with many different backgrounds that include boudoir and pin-up photography. They talk about Pamela's background with photography going back early in her childhood, where the inspiration comes from for her set-ups, and what her favorite part is about doing boudoir and…
1 Oct 2023 15 min

The Scene: Amy Ing of Spotlight Costumes

Join host Andrea Kruszka meets with Amy Ing, co-owner of Spotlight Costumes in Cookeville. They talk about where the idea of a costume shop came from, the fun in supplying the costumes to different productions, and what's the most challenging thing she encounters when providing costumes for shows. New episodes…
24 Sep 2023 15 min

The Scene: Owner of Picasso's Gift Shop Nick Freeman

Join host Andrea Kruszka sits down with Nick Freeman, an artist in Cookeville and owner of Picasso's Gift Shop. Nick talks about how he started charcoal drawings of local interests in Cookeville, listening to television mostly while working instead of going the music route, and discussing the idea of his…
17 Sep 2023 15 min
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