Art Heals!

It is real and it is needed now more than ever. There is no escaping the clouds of uncertainty and the swell of energy that seems to prevail in our daily lives. 

Everyone at Tuska is filled with the spiritual empowerment the arts can inspire in all of us. The intrinsic connection of wellness through the arts could never be more important.

We continue to gather partners, educators and art lovers to continue our program development and to empower every child, every veteran, every aging loved one with the healing power of art.

                                        Countless                                                  studies have                                              proven an                                                  unmistakable                                            correlation                                                between our level of health and happiness and the role art plays in our life. From an active appreciation to collecting and decorating our surroundings to creating our own, wellness is enhanced by art.

Continued thanks to Dr. Heidi Heft laPorte for her consulting in our programming development.

Art Heals

“A brilliant renaissance man who through his powerful Art of the Human Condition offers a philosophy which brings the soul forward. A story of life’s lessons which will live in our hearts for all generations to come”

Ruth Stricker
The Marsh Spa

From Friends of Tuska

“I have had many media changes in my life, since I do not feel one media answers all of the visual questions that concern me.  I have always generated the premise “what if?”.  There are always questions, and the possible answers are what I produce." - Tuska

Legacy Director

John Regis Tuska


Seth Tuska

Tuska Legacy Director and Son

Art can

change a life!
Be a Lion is a child enrichment and family engagement program focused on the benefits of a deeper connection to the arts and all creative exploration and expression.

The program is delivered through a 52-page educational story and activity book, The Mighty Jungle Jamboree that includes a special educator section highlighting the benefits of art. The program is accentuated by Posters, stickers and additional activity pages for continued family engagement.

The Tuska Legacy

The Tuska Programs

Tuska: Be A Lion

  • Curate Traveling Exibitions
  • Develop & Share Educational Programs
  • Tuska Scholarship Programs
  • Promote Healing Through the Arts
  • Inspire You to be You

Our mission is the continued embodiment of American artist, educator and philosopher, John Regis Tuska (1931-1998)

Tuska is reflecting and acting upon the philosophy of Non Basta Una Vita™-One Life is Not Enough.  

We celebrate the importance of art in the healing process.