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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29
MAR

Betty Turner & Character Illustrations

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with mixed media artist Betty Turner. Learn more about her unique style of illustrations, and how her family and the people around her influences her drawings. 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.
22
MAR

Barnes Wearables & Interiors

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Stephanie Barnes of Wearables & Interiors. Learn more about her artistic career, and the various metalwork jewelry and other works that she makes and sells online. 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 mixed media artist Betty Turner to learn more about her art education, and her specific brand of character illustrations.

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

Sandra Bos Gallery

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Sandra Bos, owner of Sandra Bos Gallery in Cookeville. Learn more about her training and education in painting, and how Cookeville and its residents and community inspired her to continue teaching art. Find out more about Jack Loeb and his abstract, expressionistic pieces, and the materials that he enjoys experimenting with. Sheila Scruggs interviews Emily Bohannon of BeeslysDesigns to find out how she got her start creating art. Emily also chats with mixed media artist Betty Turner to learn more about her art education, and her specific brand of character illustrations.

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

Sadie Wang Jewelry

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Sadie Wang of Sadie Wang Jewelry. Learn more about her one of a kind, handmade jewelry, tableware, and more, as well as silver and gold materials that she uses for her pieces. Sandra Bos, owner of Sandra Bos Gallery in Cookeville, shares what her typical day is like when she paints to explain her artistic process. Find out more about First Fridays, the monthly local art exhibit that takes place on the first Friday of each month in Cookeville, and where you can find March's exhibit. Emily also chats with Stephanie Barnes of Steph Barnes Wearables & Interiors to learn more about her artistic career, and the various metalwork jewelry and other works that she makes.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
23
FEB

Filoteo Illustrations

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Tennessee Tech student Jesse Filoteo of Filoteo Illustrations. Learn more about his artistic background, what made him change directions in his education towards art, and the differences between working with computers for design over more traditional mediums for painting and illustrations. Artist Sadie Wang explains why she enjoys a good challenge when it comes to designing and creating a piece of jewelry. 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 Cosmic Clay Studio's Louis Colombarini to learn more about how and why he got into working with clay with his wife.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
16
FEB

Dina Smith Painting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Dina Smith of Dina Smith Painting. Learn more about her artistic background, and the processes and materials she uses for her acrylic abstract art. Cosmic Clay Studio's Louis Colombarini shares his unique method for firing his Neo-primitive ceramics, and what goes into his ceramics making process. Lucas Antoniak shares the creative process behind his doodles and illustrations, and common themes and elements found among his pieces. Emily also chats with Tennessee Tech student Jesse Filoteo of Filoteo Illustrations to learn more about his artistic background, and what made him change directions in his education towards art.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
09
FEB

The Munkey Wrench

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Bruce Heard, owner of The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville. They discuss his eclectic style of art, the various mediums and materials that he enjoys working with, and where he finds inspiration for his pieces. Tennessee Tech student Jesse Filoteo of Filoteo Illustrations discusses what goes into working with clients when designing commission pieces, and how best to capture what the client is trying to express or capture emotionally. 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 Dina Smith of Dina Smith Painting to learn more about her acrylic abstract art, and her artistic background.

Presented by The Fragrant Mushroom in Sparta. New episodes every Sunday at 9 on Lite Rock 95.9.
02
FEB

Jeremy Blair & Alternative Process Photography

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Jeremy Blair, owner of Jeremy Blair Art. Find out more about alternative process photography, and the innovative processes that he uses to achieve the unique effect on his images. Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics shares her creative process when she goes about making a new piece of art. Find out more about Kathy Reed's semiprecious gemstone jewelry, and where she finds the inspiration to create so many different pieces. 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.
26
JAN

Johnathan Stager & Foxmoor Fine Furniture

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Johnathan Stager of Foxmoor Fine Furniture. Learn more about why he made the switch from graphic design to woodworking as a way to generate income while allowing him to express himself artistically, as well as who inspires his style of woodworking. Emily also chats with Jason Jenkins of The Painted Bristle to learn more about his repurposing work that he does along side his furniture restoration work. Find out more about Jack Loeb and his abstract, expressionistic pieces, and where he finds the inspiration for them. Emily also talks with Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics to learn more about her history with ceramics, and her background in art throughout her school years.

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

Carolyn Isbell & Oil Painting

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Carolyn Isbell. Learn more about how she got her start with art and oil painting, and how local landmarks inspire her work as a current art student. Emily also chats with Jason Jenkins of The Painted Bristle to learn more about his repurposing work that he does along side his furniture restoration work. Find out more about Jack Labbe and his abstract, expressionistic pieces, and where he finds the inspiration for them. Emily also talks with Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics to learn more about her history with ceramics, and her background in art throughout her school years.

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

Brie Flora & Jewelry

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Brie Flora of Brie Flora Jewelry. Learn more about her style of jewelry, where she learned the techniques that she uses in her works, and how she got into metal smithing. Emily also chats with Jason Jenkins of The Painted Bristle to learn more about his repurposing work that he does along side his furniture restoration work. Find out more about Donna Rizzo's clay sculptures, and the stories behind some of her pieces. Emily also talks with Susan DeMay of Made By DeMay Ceramics to learn more about her history with ceramics, and her background in art throughout her school years.

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

Bright Leaf Photography

Join host Emily Newman as she sits down with Andrea Kruszka of Bright Leaf Photography. Learn more about her love of the Upper Cumberland area, and how her hikes and the nature around her inspire her photography. Emily also chats with Carolyn Isbell to learn more about her oil paintings, and how she works with clients to create custom commission pieces. Art Prowl Director Liz Kassera interviews Jordan Braswell of Manic Knits to find out how he got into working with yarn, and how he enjoys implementing the Fibonacci sequence into his knitting. Emily also talks with Brie Flora to learn more about how she got into metal smithing, and where she learned the techniques that she uses in her works.

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

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