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Son continues father's legacy one bead at a time

Lexington, Ky. (WKYT) Its is a story of a man and his inspiration and the power that art can have on others.

John Tuska's art is well known in Lexington and has touched many people.

In the July Think Pink Amber Philpott shoes us how Tuska's son is hoping to continue his father's legacy while reaching out to breast cancer survivors.

When artist John Tuska created art, his inspiration many times came from his muse and beloved wife Miram.

She too was no stranger to creating beautiful pieces.

"She would take hunks of clay like this, and make beads and get her friends together to sit around and share stories," said Seth Tuska.

Seth Tuska says those bead parties by his mother were special, including the stories told around those circles.

"Whether they were stories of healing or stories of love or just what's going on in the news, it became therapeutic, like a quilting bee, but with a hunk of clay."

Now years later its something this son is trying to recreate with others in Lexington.

Tuska has always been about preserving his father's legacy.

He says those beads his mother made with her friends are now the focus of a project he's created to honor his father's beloved muse.

Its called One Bead, One Story and he's hoping to reach out to breast cancer survivor's.

Every breast cancer survivor has a different story to tell and Tuska hopes that some will share there's by simply picking up some clay and rolling a bead.

"So the idea is to really get people suffering or dealing with this to share, the first way to heal is to talk about it."

Each hand made bead will be created into a necklace, Tuska hopes for those fighting breast cancer it's a way to heal through expression.

For more information on One Bead, One Story you contact the Tuska Studio at info@tuskastudio.com

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