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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09
AUG

Laura Beth Hellerstedt & Graphic Design

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Tennessee Tech University student and graphic designer Laura Beth Hellerstedt. They discuss why she made the change to graphic design over computer science, and what her creative process is from finding inspiration to the tools that she has learned and continues to use. Cookeville graphic artist Haley Kissell discusses her experience in logo design, and her process when it comes to working with clients. 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 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.
02
AUG

Golden Hour Graphics

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Haley Kissell of Golden Hour Graphics in Middle Tennessee. They discuss how she got her start in photography, and how National Geographics inspired her growing up. Maple Moon Designs' Jennifer Luna explains her creative process, and how long it takes from start to finish to create one of her handbags. 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 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.
26
JUL

Robin Ford & Painting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville High School art teacher and painter Robin Ford. They discuss her observational-realistic style of painting, how she decides what mediums to use for each piece, and how the Upper Cumberland influences her work. Nancy Donadio of Nancy Donadio Art goes through the steps she takes to create a painting after finding inspiration for one. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews The Helio Collective Group to learn more about their art process. Emily also chats with local artist and painter Melinda Poston to find out how her childhood influenced her artistic abilities.

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

Sandy Miller & Ceramics

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Cookeville ceramic artist Sandy Miller. They discuss how she got her start working with ceramics, and the different hats that she wears when it comes to promoting her art. Nancy Donadio of Nancy Donadio Art goes through the steps she takes to create a painting after finding inspiration for one. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews The Helio Collective Group to learn more about their art process. Emily also chats with local artist and painter Melinda Poston to find out how her childhood influenced her artistic abilities.

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

Carol Stevens & Plein Air Painting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Carol Stevens, a plein air painter from Crossville. They discuss the unique challenges of painting outdoors, and the tools and mediums she carries with her when going out to paint. Local ceramics artist Marilee Hall discusses her artistic process when she designs a new piece. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Debbie Wickman to learn about her pottery and her studio. 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.
05
JUL

Nancy Donadio Art

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Nancy Donadio of Nancy Donadio Art.  They discuss her impressionistic oil paintings, how she got her start painting murals, and where she finds inspiration for her Tennessee inspired pieces. Learn about alternative process photography with Jeremy Blair, and his innovative process for achieving the unique effect on his images. 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 local woodworking artist Brad Sells to learn how he got his start in woodworking.

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

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