Well, we couldn’t have asked for a better event to end our first “season” of Art After Hours. The Tuska House is an amazing place and we are thankful we got the opportunity to introduce this unique Lexington treasure to more of the community!
John Regis Tuska (1931-1998) was an artist educator at the University of Kentucky, spending his career here in Lexington from 1963 until his passing. Originally from Pennsylvania, educated in New York, his life was spent teaching and creating his college trained interest in ceramics and his self taught study of the human form in various media. He loved process and technique and taught by inspiration. While he spent 35 years teaching students, he never stopped teaching himself. Tuska chose to rarely promote himself, immersing himself within his own study and work. Visit http://www.tuskastudio.com for more information.
We can’t say thank you enough to everyone who made this night a success! Thanks to Seth Tuska for helping promote the Art After Hours program and allowing us to share the Tuska House with the community! We couldn’t have had such a great event without your hard work, marketing efforts, and amazing ideas (We love the community art mural)! Thanks to Season’s Catering for providing us with such great food and drinks and Tim Fowler for the great music! And lastly, a special thank you to Brandi West and Kentucky Mudworks for allowing the participants to get their hands dirty by creating clay sculptures!
We already have a full line-up for our fall season of Art After Hours so mark your calendars now and be sure to “like” our Art After Hours- Lex facebook page to get all the updates on the upcoming events!
Thanks again to the organizations that participated in our first season:
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
International Museum of the Horse
Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate
and Tuska House
Thank you for helping Rasheedah El-Amin and myself (Shayna Shia) turn our program into a success!
See all the photos from the event on our Flickr page here.
See you in the Fall!