About the Artist:
Ruth Olivar Millan
An international artist that uses her artwork to finance her volunteer projects. Her projects include" Escuela en la Casa Program' , where she teaches parents to be the first and most important teacher in their child's life. She visits ghetto, barrio homes,migrant camps , homeless or car dwellers and talks about nutrient, hygiene BSE (breast self exams) teaches Reading to adults, so they can read to their children. Supplies the family with bilingual books and writng supplies and art supplies and sometimes clothing.
She is also a certified Breast Health Facilitator, that contucts workshops in English and Spanish and assists Dr. s with translations in mobile clinics to detect breast cancer.. She spent 35 years teaching in a class room and now devotes her time to volunteering in different capasilites. Her schedule is full, but she finds personal time and space where she paints , sculpts or creates woodblocks to relieve her stress and feel that she has accomplished something in her world. The only organization she has time for is CASA . "Caring and Sharing Artists" a global organization devoted to teaching PEACE, Human Rights,cultural enrichment and Recognition of people.. This organization features Artists that believe they can make a better world with their art, a non-verbal medium.
She is a UC Berkeley graduate in ART andLatin American Studies, a minor in Spanish Literature, MA in Multi-cultural, Cross-Cultural Education (education, linguistics and History) she has several special credentials in education.....to serve children, young adults and older adults. She is a retired teacher that left the classroom to reach more people in the home and in rural areas. She also works with homeless and neglected children.
""La educacion no se Aprende en Libros", Education is not learned solely out of books......meaning that you can be educated in other ways and know more about manners, kindness, peace and all the good things that make our earth a better place. All the degrees and credentials will not necessarily make you a better human being.....one that is truly devoted to others.
Being a senior citizen has she has welcomed a rebirth and more freedom to make a social change.
Safeway Hispanic Comunity Calendar 2006,2007, 2008 USA
Once Libros Para aprender a Leer/ Eleven Books to Learn to Read
Numberous Calendars, cards, article sand book illustrations , Magazine articles, News articles
Personal sales on http://www.Cafepress.com/Frida_Kahlo_Art
Prints also available.
Open studio: Galeria Enchanto 11050 Enchanto Vista San Jose, California 95127 USA by appointment (408) 272-8790
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