Inspiration comes from "all around us," says Ruth Adler Schnee, "from stones to logs to leaves to snowflakes." In 2015, she received the Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist award for lifetime achievement.

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Q&A: Trailblazing Detroit Designer Ruth Adler Schnee

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Inspiration comes from "all around us," says Ruth Adler Schnee, "from stones to logs to leaves to snowflakes." In 2015, she received the Kresge Foundation's Eminent Artist award for lifetime achievement.