Kids' Story Stools, 1995

Constance Parker Miller
(American, born 1941)

Location: Chattaroy Elementary, Chattaroy


'Kids’ Story Stools' are a set of three colorful upholstered seats created by artist Constance Parker Miller. She painted each cushion with vibrant designs, including images that spark the imagination. She notes, “I designed these story stools to be a very special place for children to sit… As in all of my work, I wanted to make a stool that would last and support the magic of stories for generations of children.”

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Riverside School District.


Northwest artist Constance Parker Miller primarily creates painted canvas floorcloths that explore color, form, and sensation. She calls this medium "a place, a stage, territory, geography, a story board, a game, a vehicle, and a magic carpet." Before developing her visual art practice, Miller pursued a career in theater. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

MediumPainted plywood stools with painted upholstered seats
DimensionsThree parts, 6 in x 12 in x 12 in each
ID NumberWSAC1996.102.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationWashington, United States
Location Information
AgencyRiverside School District
Artwork LocationChattaroy Elementary
WA CountySpokane
Site TypePublic School
Address25717 N.Yale Rd.
Chattaroy, WA 99003
Geo. Coordinates47.892365 | -117.358326
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