Daniel Lai, Artist

Daniel Lai has an interesting relationship with books. Both an artist and a scholar, he manages to reshape our perception of the written word. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.

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When you were in school, were you taught by a really boring teacher? You might feel like your tie in that class was wasted, but that's not how Daniel Lai (pronounced "lie"). This Knoxville artist gives some of the credit for his creations to a really boring teacher he had years ago. Rob Wilds recently visited Daniel to find out what the connection really is.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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