The Scene

NEWS TALK 94.1  |  Podcast , ±19 min episodes every 1 week  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Spotlight a growing and vibrant arts community in the Upper Cumberland with The Scene on Lite Rock 95.9. Host Andrea Kruszka 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 Andrea Kruszka and The Scene - Sunday mornings 8-10am on Lite Rock 95.9

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04
DEC

Erin Fennell & Furniture Art

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Smithville furniture artist Erin Fennell. They discuss how she discovered thrift stores and getting started working with spray paint after finishing nursing school, what her artistic process is like once she finds a piece that "speaks to her," as well as how the resources and communities of Smithville and the Upper Cumberland have helped her art.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
27
NOV

Ed Tincher & Painting

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville painter Ed Tincher. They discuss his background in painting, how he thinks about each project as if he were a kid again, how things like cartoons and childhood memories inspire his work, as well as who some of his favorite local and non-local artists are.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
20
NOV

Alexandra Barcelona & Ceramic Jewelry

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with handmade ceramic jewelry maker Alexandra Barcelona. They discuss what her artistic process is when making new jewelry, how the Mediterranean influences her work and inspires her, as well as how the Upper Cumberland area has helped her along her artistic journey.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
06
NOV

Lakeland Gordon & Handmade Jewelry

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with handmade jewelry maker Lakeland Gordon. They discuss her experience making earrings for her sister, and how this inspired her to create handmade jewelry, what led to her becoming so interested in art, as well as the current projects that she is working on, including some Christmas related items.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
30
OCT

Meet Crossville Artist Kassandra Ruiz-Wise

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Crossville artist Kassandra Ruiz-Wise. They discuss her freelance work, her interest in various types of art including digital illustration, print making, and collage making, what her process is like when starting a new project, as well as how the local art community and culture has helped and influenced her.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
23
OCT

Erin Walker & Textile Art

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with textile artist Erin Walker. They discuss how she got started making dyes out of plants, acorns, walnuts, sumac berries, and more, her being self-taught in the art form, and what it took to learn textile arts, as well as how supportive and appreciative the local artist community has been for her.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
16
OCT

Faye Fedewa & Fiber Art

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Crossville fiber artists Faye Fedewa. They discuss how he got started while taking classes at the Appalachian Center For Craft, his current hand-stitched quilt project, as well as his current major, and what his plans are for after finishing his major.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
09
OCT

Jonathan Nelms & Woodworking

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville woodworker Jonathan Nelms. They discuss how he got into woodworking, and how the interest took off, what he would like people to get out of his work, why people should make what they enjoy making, as well as how the local artist community has influenced him and his work.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
02
OCT

Gary Lee & Painting

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville painter Gary Lee. They discuss how he got started painting, how painting contrasts with furniture design, what his artistic process is when starting a new piece of work, as well as what makes Cookeville different, both in the art community, and in general.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
25
SEP

Mary Ann Gilfillan & Nature Photography

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan. They discuss how she got started in photography, the types of shoots that she does and does not do, her current projects including one being featured in this year's Art Prowl, as well as what it is about nature and flowers that inspires her so much.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
18
SEP

Meet Local Artist Justin Blackmon

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local artist Justin Blackmon. They discuss how he became interested in art, and the influence that his high school art teacher had on him, what he turns to for inspiration when painting, as well as the organization Art Round Tennessee, and the various activities that they put on every year.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.
11
SEP

Lewis Matheney & Illustration

Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local illustrator, children's book author, and Co-Owner of Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville, Lewis Matheney. They discuss how he got his start with illustration, and writing children's books, his life's journey and what led to him writing his first children's book, as well as how Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles came to be.

Presented by Harper's Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. New episodes every Sunday at 8am on Lite Rock 95.9.

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