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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
The Organic (R)evolution

Inspiring environmental & social change
through creative, sustainable fabrics
with Harmony Susalla

Monday, September 18, 7:00 pm
$5 donation requested

Textiles, with Harmony Susalla Textile history is full of scandal, slavery, child labor, pollution, and environmental degradation. By looking at cotton's sordid past, Harmony Susalla believes she has found a portal to its future.

The mechanization of England's cotton mills in the 1800s helped launch the industrial revolution. Harmony believes the next textile evolution will hold the same potential as a catalyst for change.

In this lecture, Harmony will provide a brief history of the social and environmental impact cotton has had and where she envisions it leading us. She will share her personal journey which includes walking away from a successful career designing textiles and products marketed by some of the world's largest and best known companies to launching her own line of organic cotton prints.

Harmony will also share with the audience the process she uses to create her patterns. All of her prints are a direct result of the time she spends exploring and hiking the northern California coast. Her exquisite designs, derived from the geometrics and patterns of nature, command instant attention. "The organic shift in fiber production is critical to our collective health. But this line isn't about guilt; it is about gorgeous!" states Harmony.

In her lecture she will share her inspiring journey of awareness coupled with personal action.

Located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, the Arts Center is open weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends from noon to 4 pm. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.