Sunday, December 10, 2023
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The Scene

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

Sundays 8-10am


The Scene: Cookeville Candle Maker Haley Smith

Haley talks what appealed to her about making candles & the response she saw. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Haley Smith, a candle maker in Cookeville. The two discuss how she decided what scents to make and how they’re different from everyday candles, Haley’s experience setting up for the first time at Made Here Market, and the ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Tennessee Tech Graphic Design Student Kara Potts

Kara discusses her background with graphic design being in an artistic family. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks to Kara Potts, a graphic design student from Tennessee Tech. The two talk about how her dad who also has a background in art encouraged her to explore art more, how hand stitching something in a project works into digital design, ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Fiber Artist Katelyn Dunn

Katelyn looks at how she fell into fiber arts with knitting being her specialty. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Katelyn Dunn, a fiber artist from Cookeville. The two talk about what she specializes in with fiber arts being an umbrella term, where all of her different inspirations come from, and Katelyn’s process from collecting the wool to ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Cookeville Photographer & Film Student Ben Weaver

Ben discusses about how photography prepared him for the tasks in film school Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with Ben Weaver, a Cookeville photographer and film student. The two discuss going to film school but also wanting to develop his skills in photography, how film school is going and the things it has in common with photography, and ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Owner of the Arts Garage Karyn Walker

Karyn discusses her business with the DIY background and Cookeville’s art scene. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks with the owner of the Arts Garage, Karyn Miller. They look at discussing Karyn’s DIY studio that both tourists and locals alike find interesting, some of her most interesting guests that she’s encountered, and what stands out about this area and ... Read More »

The Scene: Meet Ceramics Artist Sandy Miller & Photographer Bill Miller

Sandy & Bill talk about their works in ceramics, photography, & shows they’re in Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Cookeville ceramic artist Sandy Miller and photographer Bill Miller. The group looks at Sandy and Bill’s background with one working in ceramics and the other in photography, some of the photography that Bill has produced that’s apart of ... Read More »

The Scene: The Biz Foundry’s Tiffany Anton

Tiffany talks all things Made Here Market from vendors to cool items to buy. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she talks to Tiffany Anton from The Biz Foundry. The duo discusses what makes Made Here Market different from other markets in the area like this, some of the vendors that’ll be apart of this year’s market, and helping the makers ... Read More »

The Scene: Tennessee Tech Fashion Department Major Seth Overton

Seth discusses the fashion department and any big event’s that are coming up. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she sits down with fashion department major and TTU senior Seth Overton. The duo talks on Seth’s introduction to fashion and having interest in seeing the outfits on different Red Carpet events, working on a photoshoot for the May issue of Cookeville ... Read More »

The Scene: Hooked On Handmade

Zoey discusses the talent of crocheting she picked up & projects she’s done. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she visits with crochet artist and owner of Hooked On Handmade, Zoey Hook. Andrea and Zoey talk about picking up crocheting after being unable to paint after her eyesight declining, some of the favorite projects she’s done and styles she uses, and ... Read More »

The Scene: Tennessee Tech Music Professor Craig Zamer

Craig speaks on how he was led to a life with music & recaps TTU’s latest choir. Join host Andrea Kruszka as she meets with Craig Zamer, a TTU professor from the School of Music. Craig talks about how a certain musical Craig saw as a kid led him to a career in music, the “Unity in the Community” event ... Read More »