The Scene

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±23 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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APR

Shonga Mama

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Kristina England of Shonga Mama. They discuss her vintage, reworked clothing, how she brings new life to 100% up-cycled and vintage materials, her step by step process for creating a new piece of clothing, and how she mixes new and old styles to make her own unique brand of clothing.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
11
APR

Darby Lewis & Ceramic Art And Fibers

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local ceramic artist, and fibers student at the Appalachian Center For Craft, Darby Lewis. They discuss how she became interested in ceramics, where she finds the ideas and inspiration for some of her pieces, and how she intends to incorporate fibers into her ceramic art.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
04
APR

Charles Kail & Abstract Painting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville abstract painter and student of Art Education at Tennessee Tech University, Charles Kail. They discuss what made him decide to go to school for art, how he goes about creating one of his abstract oil paintings, and how and where he finds inspiration from his surroundings.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
28
MAR

Amy Rodgers & Hand Stamped Jewelry

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Amy Rodgers, a Baxter jewelry designer specializing in hand stamped jewelry. They discuss how she got started designing jewelry, what her artistic process is like when designing a piece of hand stamped jewelry, as well as how she uses Pinterest and other sources to find her inspiration.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
21
MAR

Aaron Wells & Custom Furniture

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville wood artist Aaron Wells of Aaron Wells Furniture. They discuss how he got into woodworking, what the commission process is like when creating custom pieces for someone, and how he comes up with the designs for his furniture.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
14
MAR

Kevin Zalesak & Design

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Monterey artist and Tennessee Tech University design student, Kevin Zalesak. They discuss his various artistic hobbies including creating spray paint murals, leatherworking, and metal fabrication, his involvement with the Mandalorian Mercs nonprofit organization, and the story behind his iconic squid design.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
07
MAR

Nathaniel Wright & Custom Guitars And Instruments

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with McMinnville custom instrument builder and repairer Nathaniel Wright. They discuss how he got started playing and then creating guitars, what the commission process is like and the work that goes into each project when working on an instrument, as well as where he draws his inspiration from.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
28
FEB

Maya Mathews & Graphic Design

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville graphic designer, illustrator, and muralist Maya Mathews. They discuss where she's from, the mural that she did at World Foods in Cookeville and her creative process for it, as well as where she finds inspiration for her work.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
21
FEB

Bill Gray & Woodworking

Emily Newman as she sits down with Baxter woodworker and wood-turner Bill Gray. They discuss the stories and artistic process behind several of his pieces, where he finds the inspiration to create, as well as his favorite types of wood to work and create with.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
14
FEB

Strong Stoneware

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Livingston ceramic artist Jonathan Strong of Strong Stoneware. They discuss how his background in the army led to him being introduced to art, how and why he creates his own clay, what his artistic process is like from start to finish, as well as discussing his thesis show that he created while attending the Appalachian Center For Craft.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
07
FEB

Emily Sands & Tattooing

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with tattoo artist Emily Sands with Black Heart Tattoo in Cookeville. They discuss what inspired her and made her decide to become a tattoo artist, the process of getting a tattoo for the first time, and how she likes to work with her clients to help create the perfect meaningful tattoo for them.

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

Abe Pardee & Custom Metal Work

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Abe Pardee of Pardee Metal. They discuss how he best describes his custom metal work, where he received his training, his artist process, as well as what inspires him to create functional works.

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

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