Sunday, October 2, 2022
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The Scene Presented By Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles

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

Presented by Harper’s Rare Books & Collectibles in Cookeville. Harper’s is your home for rare books, vinyl records, and collectibles in Cookeville. Find them at 41 W Broad Street in Cookeville, or give them a call at (931) 651-2013.

Sundays 9-11am

 

The Scene: Gary Lee & Painting

Get to know Cookeville painter Gary Lee, and his artistic process when 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 ... Read More »

The Scene: Mary Ann Gilfillan & Nature Photography

Meet nature photographer Mary Ann Gilfillan, and her love of nature and flowers.  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 ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Local Artist Justin Blackmon

This week, discover the art, and inspiration of 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 ... Read More »

The Scene: Lewis Matheney & Illustration

Meet illustrator, children’s book author & Co-Owner of Harper’s, Lewis Matheney.  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 ... Read More »

The Scene: TTU Director Of The School Of Art, Craft & Design

Learn more about TTU Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design Kim Winkle.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Kim Winkle, Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at Tennessee Tech University, and the Appalachian Center for Craft. They discuss her background in art, how she was introduced to woodworking, her summer ... Read More »

The Scene: Skip Ritter & Woodturning

Learn more about local woodturner Skip Ritter, and the types of projects he does  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local woodturner Skip Ritter. They discuss his background and how he got his start working with wood, his consignment and commission work that he does, as what as what he considers to be the best parts ... Read More »

The Scene: Leah Looper & Watercolor Art

This week on The Scene, get to know Cookeville watercolor artist Leah Looper.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Cookeville watercolor artist Leah Looper. They discuss how she got her start in watercolors, and art in general, how she got her Etsy shop started selling crafty items and paintings, as well as who some of her ... Read More »

The Scene: J3P0’s Artistry

Learn more about local painter and muralist Jackie Allen with J3P0’s Artistry.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with local painter and muralist Jackie Allen with J3P0’s Artistry. They discuss how she developed an interest in art by painting her shoes in middle school, the projects that she’s currently working on, including one project that is a ... Read More »

The Scene: Kip Kniep & Silversmithing

Meet silversmith Kip Kniep, and learn more about the upcoming First Friday event  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with silversmith Kip Kniep, and Celine Kniep. They discuss how Kip got started as a silversmith and how he developed his talent, what the design process for him looks like from start to finish when beginning a new ... Read More »

The Scene: The Angry Ironsmith

This week, find out more about the work of The Angry Ironsmith Jimmy Reilly.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with The Angry Ironsmith Jimmy Reilly. They discuss how he got into being a metal artist, how he got started with paint and pastels first, the current projects that he is working on, as well as a ... Read More »