“Tuska's art is all around us; housed in private collections, in museums, and in public places. It provides us with clues about his identity as an artist and a person, but only by studying his archives-his notebooks, diaries, photographs, and correspondence-are we able to begin to understand the creative spirit behind the artist's drive.”

William Marshall

University of KY Special Collection Archives 

“Komen Lexington is so honored to be working with such an established name as The Tuska Foundation.

Their idea of using art  along with Tuska’s story and their One Bead, One Story program as a healing tool reflects the mission of Komen.

We could not be more thankful for their support of Komen.”

Jennifer Bricking

Former Executive Director

Susan G. Komen Lexington, Kentucky 

“Energy Source hangs above my desk touching my inspiration while I work. I can see so many opportunities to bring life to spas. 

I am so impressed that you are able to introduce your father’s work to a wide range of people and places.  Your generosity and dedication to his spirit makes the spas and retreats a perfect home for the works.”

Sylvia Sepielli
President, Sylvia Planning and Design

“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
Founder - The Marsh Spa

“I am studying a group of small vessels made by Tuska. The thought of a written description seems impossible. They are unlike any forms encountered in a lifetime of observing and handling ceramic objects.”

William Hull
Former Director
Penn State University Museum

“John Regis Tuska came as close to being a genuine renaissance artist as any American of

his time.

His body of work not only encompassed diverse media but also evidenced exceptional quality and prolific output in each.”

David Burg
Tuska Biographer

“To limit the access to art is a crime against life’s most powerful of all her gifts – sharing.

Human connection and inspiration are the soul mates and sharing is the evidence of their union. Sharing our lives, our blessings or even a brief moment on a bench with a stranger, we are all vessels of inspiration.

Tuska's art inspires greatness for some and for so many the inspiration simply to not give up."

Dave Wilson
CMO, Tuska

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