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Ninety-six-year-old Ruth Silnes published author and lifelong artist’s new book YOU AND THE ARTS—Why Art Matters, is an overview of all the arts It is for the general public.
Ruth Silnes wrote, illustrated Keeping Ahead of Winter and Naptime Secrets. She is offers free art lessons on her blog. She has traveled the circle as an artist, from traditional through impressionism to imaginative cosmic space with ink, paint, and pastel. Now she uses the computer as her art tool. Her work and ambition have set the stage for many artists. The young say, Ruth is an inspiration and they want to grow old like her.
Ruth was born in San Francisco and has lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area; she now resides in San Mateo, California actively pursuing her creative endeavors and enjoying her two great grandchildren.
Ruth Silnes is a founding member of the Peninsula Art Museum, Silicone Valley Art Museum, and the1870 Art Center, a member of Peninsula Arts Council, the California Writer’s Club, the National Association of Women Writers, Women’s National Book Association, International Toastmasters Club.
on Oct. 29, 2010 :
I thoroughly enjoyed the read. As will everyone. The author, a visual artist and writer in her senior years, begins YOU AND THE ARTS by asking "What is so important about art?" Releasing the mind from the conventional, the door then opens to an enhancement of the spirit mind. Read, in the writr's down to earth style, how music, in various cultures around the world, arouse--in each culture's exclusive way--transformation. A page turner, YOU AND THE ARTS offers a largesse beyond the human condition; that lives in each of us.
(reviewed the day of purchase)