Rockabilly Hall of Fame Unveils Stained Glass Portrait

Cyndi Lundeberg

JACKSON, Tenn. - Today the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame showcased the first of nine stained-glass portraits of musical icons.

The project began on March fifth. The first completed window showed Tennessee native Elvis Presley with Charlie Daniels.

The second window to be constructed will be of Jackson native Carl Perkins.

Lee Gaugh is the artist and designer behind the portraits. He said in total all nine projects will be completed in about eight weeks.

Gaugh says the process is pain staking and involves heating melting crushing and molding glass to match the famous pictures.

"So it's a slow process but something I enjoy and I of course love having the results," said Gaugh.

To celebrate, the Hall of Fame hosted a fundraiser with musical performances by local artists. Gaugh said he's ecstatic the first one is finally complete and called it a labor of love.

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