A community-based art project that seeks to connect communities through pulling up a chair and sharing stories of positivity about Strong Women of Toledo.
The Sit&Tell Project is bringing together storytellers and designer/artists to participate in community-based art project that seeks to connect communities through pulling up a chair and sharing stories of positivity about Strong Women of Toledo.
Following the immensely successful You Are Here Toledo Project, AIGA Toledo presents our latest collaborative venture. Through a partnership with MTS Seating and The Arts Commission, AIGA Toledo proudly announces The Sit&Tell Project, a multi- participatory community project that uses the metaphor of a chair as an invitation for friendship and communication. The Sit&Tell Project collected 100 stories as told by Toledo citizens on World Storytelling Day, March 20, 2016. Toledo participated in the 2016 global theme, Strong Women, inviting storytellers who had benefitted from strong women in their lives.
After the storytelling event on March 20, the collection of stories was interpreted by area graphic designers, painters, illustrators and photographers who were carefully selected by a panel of experienced jurors. Their artwork has been printed on graphic material and applied to 100 chairs provided by MTS Seating. These artful chairs, along with a corresponding link to their story, will go on rolling exhibitions in Toledo Neighborhoods starting in June.
For one day only, the entire Sit&Tell collection of 100 chairs will be on display. Please join us in celebrating the stories, storytellers, artists and the chairs!
1001 Indiana Ave.
25 S. Saint Clair St.
3114 Lagrange St.
325 Michigan St.
1225 Broadway St.
2413 Collingwood Blvd.