Louisville Magazine

OCT 2018

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1 2 2 0 1 8 B r e a s t H e a l t h S e c t i o n SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION Seth Tuska, a thyroid cancer survivor, defines art as healing therapy. Seth is a self-described old-school structural engineer who left the trade when computer-aided design took the place of his hand drawings and when his father, American artist John Regis Tuska (1931-1998), began to need help. As Tuska Legacy Director, Seth represents the story of his parents, who, he explains, lived a fairy tale and taught him the healing power of art. Seth's father was born in a coal mine in Pennsylvania, raised and educated in New York City and state, and traveled the world with the U.S. Navy. He became assistant professor of art at Kentucky's Murray State University and later moved to the University of Kentucky, where he spent the rest of his life inspiring a new generation of artists and teachers. He cherished a 40-year romance with his bride Miriam (1931-1996). Miriam died from colon cancer; John battled lung cancer, but ultimately died from a broken heart 20 months after her death. Today, their son Seth is committed to carrying the spirits of his parents forward through Tuska Studio. And Tuska Studio is committed to healing through art. A partnership with Susan G. Komen Kentucky, One Bead. One Story is one of Tuska's signature programs. Clay and conversation are combined to inspire sisterhood between women "healing and dealing," according to Seth. Miriam Tuska inspired One Bead. One Story. When the Tuska family moved to Kentucky, she procured clay from her husband and organized a beading bee, similar to quilting bees of the time. Beads were created, relationships were formed and the world's problems were discussed. Tuska Studio's One Bead. One Story brings survivors together and turns emotions and expressions into tangible shapes through sensory control of the clay. Participants work through grief, loss and fear and transform painful emotional experiences into inner growth and healing. One Bead. One Story. Seth Tuska reveals clay's power to heal. Participants roll handmade ceramic beads while sharing their stories. Bead parties are facilitated by individuals, businesses or non-profits and through the One Bead Chain available through Tuska Studio. Opportunities also pop up in places like the annual Susan G. Komen Louisville Race for the Cure ® . Balls of clay are turned into beads, dried, fired, pooled together and made into necklaces returned or given to breast cancer survivors in a celebration of life, one of the reasons Seth advocates Tuska's partnership with Susan G. Komen Kentucky. In the U.S., most people diagnosed with breast cancer will live for many years. There are more than 3.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today, more than any other group of cancer survivors. Komen transformed how the world treats and talks about breast cancer and has helped turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. Since 1982, the organization funded more than $956 million in research, more than $2.1 billion in medical care, community and provider education and psychosocial support, serving millions in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Tuska and its other programs, visit Tuska. com. To learn more about The Susan G. Komen ® Breast Cancer Foundation and its survivorship support, visit komen.org.

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