The Scene

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±25 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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24
JAN

David Fricke & Sculpting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local wood, metal, and glass sculptor David Fricke. They discuss where he received his training and education, the bench that he created for Cookeville's Historic WestSide District, as well as some of his other well known works around Cookeville.

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

Perry Johnson & Painting And Teaching

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Perry Johnson, oil painter and Associate Professor of Painting And Print Making at Tennessee Tech University. They discuss what it means to be a figurative painter, what made him decide to teach art and how long he's been a teacher, as well as how and why he makes his own paints to work with.

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

Susan Stone & Ceramic Art

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with ceramic artist Susan Stone. They discuss why and how long she's been making ceramic art, and why she incorporates birds and flowers into her lighthearted, functional designs.

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

Ed Tincher & Tattoos And Monsters

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville tattoo artist, painter, and monster maker, Ed Tincher. They discuss when he took an interest in the arts, as well as where his love of monsters and other inspirations came from.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
20
DEC
2020

Monya Nikahd & Weaving

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with weaver and Tennessee Tech student, Monya Nikahd. They discuss what got her interested in weaving, the loom and materials that she enjoys using, and what inspires her to work with fibers.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
13
DEC
2020

Rena Wood & Fiber Art

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down Cookeville fiber artist and Assistant Professor of Fiber Art at the Appalachian Center For Craft, Rena Wood. They discuss when she first took an interest in fiber art, how she creates her pieces and series of works, and where she find the inspiration to continue creating.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
06
DEC
2020

Molly Perry & Design

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down Cookeville designer, illustrator, and Tennessee Tech University student Molly Perry. They discuss when she began taking an interest in the arts, what turned her focus towards digital art and design over traditional, and her education at TTU.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
29
NOV
2020

Hippies & Gypsies Co.

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with jeweler Matt Sandlin of Hippies & Gypsies Co. They discuss how and when he took an interest in jewelry, the studio space and techniques that he uses when working, and the first piece that he ever made.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
22
NOV
2020

Jessica Hagar & Textiles

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville textile artist Jessica Hagar. They discuss her specialization in accessories such as scarfs and hats, the materials that she uses for them, and how she incorporates elements of nature to express herself through her work.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
15
NOV
2020

Debi Wichman & Clay

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville clay artist Debi Wichman. They discuss some of her clay pieces that she has made, as well as where she finds the inspiration for them in nature and animals. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews The Helio Collective Group to learn more about their art process. Emily also chats with Matt Sandlin of Hippies & Gypsies Co. to find out how he got his start in making jewelry.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
08
NOV
2020

Becca Dilldine & Ceramics

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local ceramic artist, and gallery manager at the Tennessee Tech Appalachian Center For Craft, Becca Dilldine. They discuss when and how she got into ceramics, her fine arts education at Tennessee Tech, and the differences between creating pieces for herself rather than for other people. Nancy Donadio of Nancy Donadio Art goes through the steps she takes to create a painting after finding inspiration for one. 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 Jeremy Blair to learn about his art education growing up, and how his love of drawing grew into photography.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
01
NOV
2020

Mixed Media Artist & Poet Robin Smith

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with local mixed media artist and poet Robin Smith. They discuss when and how she became interested in the arts, how she got started writing poetry, and how it led to her becoming a published poet. Local ceramics artist Marilee Hall discusses her artistic process when she designs a new piece. Cosmic Clay Studio's Louis Colombarini shares his unique method for firing his Neo-primitive ceramics, and what goes into his ceramics making process. 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.

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