Friday, February 3, 2023
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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: Arty Gras 2023

Find out more about TTU’s Arty Gras with Kathleen Gilpatrick & Jennifer Shank.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Kathleen Gilpatrick and Jennifer Shank. They discuss what Arty Gras is, its origins, and how it celebrates Tennessee Tech University’s College of Fine Arts, the tickets, prices, and various table themes that are offered, as well as ... Read More »

The Scene: Samantha Ingold & Bone And Skull Art

Discover the world of bone and skull art with Odd Fox Co.’s Samantha Ingold.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with bone and skull artist Samantha Ingold of Odd Fox Co. They discuss her style, what being a bone and skull artist entails, how painting on canvas differs from painting on the real bones that she uses, ... Read More »

The Scene: Tess Mann & Wedding Dress Design

Get to know Tess Mann, owner & designer at Couture By Tess Bridal in Cookeville.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Tess Mann, Owner and Designer at Couture By Tess Bridal in Cookeville. They discuss her background, how she’s been designing since she was around 11 years old, the response she’s received on having a bridal ... Read More »

The Scene: Bruce Heard & The Munkey Wrench

This week learn more about The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville with owner Bruce Heard  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Bruce Heard, owner of The Munkey Wrench in Cookeville. They discuss what The Munkey Wrench is, and the items that are for sale there, how he finds inspiration in music, movies, and old toys, as well ... Read More »

The Scene: Aspen Turney & Pressed

This week, find out more about pressed art with owner of Pressed, Aspen Turney.  Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with Aspen Turney, owner of Pressed. They discuss how she started her company Pressed, how she incorporates pressed flowers into her jewelry, the process of working with frames, jewelry, and pressed florals, and how she is inspired ... Read More »

The Scene: Erin Fennell & Furniture Art

Learn more about Smithville artist Erin Fennell, and her furniture art projects.  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,” ... Read More »

The Scene: Ed Tincher & Painting

Get to know Cookeville painter Ed Tincher, and how his childhood inspires him.  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 ... Read More »

The Scene: Alexandra Barcelona & Ceramic Jewelry

Find out how the Mediterranean influences ceramic jewelry maker Alexandra Barcelona  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 ... Read More »

The Scene: Lakeland Gordon & Handmade Jewelry

Get to know handmade jewelry maker Lakeland Gordon, and how she got her start.  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 ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Crossville Artist Kassandra Ruiz-Wise

Get to know Crossville artist Kassandra Ruiz-Wise, and her various art interests  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 ... Read More »