When you were in school, did you learn about Tennessee's official state symbols, like the state tree, the state flower, or the state bird? These days, kids in school are learning about those things from a painting created by an artist from Dickson, who also happens to be our state's first Artist in Residence. Rob Wilds meets Michael Sloan.
Outro: One of Michael's latest works, entitled "Top of the Narrows," can be seen on display at the Music City Center, as part of its public art collection.
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).