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.
There was one story of a Strong Toledo woman that I knew could not be left out, so as creator of the Sit&Tell Project I asked my niece to talk about her – Sharon Stucker. She is of course, grandma to my niece, but mother-in-law to me. There is no greater woman that I can think of that better embodies the love of family. She is kind, giving and supportive to anyone that shares stories with her. In fact, I think she was serendipitously given the name Sharon because she shares. While she suffered a significant stroke in 2014 that has left her partially paralyzed and in need of full-time caregivers, she continues to share and to be truly interested in anyone and everyone.
Sharon, a lover of carousel horses, selected this symbol for her reign when she was Queen of Nile for The Eastern Stars (1988) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A moment in time that we very special to her. A carousel horse and her are inseparable to me – colorful, enduring and joyful.
- Jenn Stucker, Artist