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.

Artwork by Tricia Kimmel

Story from Anyun Chen

This chair is designed to reflect the personal story told by Anyun Chen, which describes the efforts of her aunt, and the positive influence she held over her from a young age. Her aunt overcame many obstacles by working hard, and encouraged Anyun to work hard no matter what. She explains that the future cannot be predicted, but by working hard you secure a future and that’s all that matters. The four circles on the chair represent stages in life and as the viewer moves from top to bottom, the circles adapt more of the image in the background and the pink rings become more dominant. These rings represent the increase of knowledge, influence, and outcome over time through hard work.

- Tricia Kimmel, Artist

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