Do you treasure your grandmother's sweater? Maybe you prize your father's watch or your daughters drawings from first grade. There is something about the actual objects someone used or wore or created that makes us feel a connection to that person. Wayne Brezinki feels that connection, too and, as Rob Wilds found out when he visited his Nashville studio, Wayne uses objects in the unique portraits he creates.... UPDATE: "How The Insides Of Col. Parker's House Became A Stunning Portrait of Elvis" - NPR News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Nashville, TN, October 12, 2017) ?? Nashville-based mixed media artist Wayne Brezinka used artifacts from the home of Elvis' manager, Col. Tom Parker, in a new portrait of the young crooner including the phone wires that most likely carried Ed Sullivan's voice.
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).