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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Unique Carpets Underfoot

with Hansine Pedersen Goran

Monday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation requested

Unique Carpets Underfoot, with Hansine Pedersen Goran In her visual lecture on December 11 entitled, "Unique Carpets Underfoot," Hansine Pedersen Goran will lay down some concepts about carpet design that range from creating harmony in the home to considering Jungian personality types. This Gualala Arts lecture series presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. in Coleman Auditorium.

Goran, one of a small number of artists in the United States who create custom hand-tufted contemporary carpets, will explore the spatial transformation that occurs when using different carpet sizes and shapes, and the way designs can be intimately tailored to the needs of individuals, couples, and groups.

For Goran, carpets need the right colors, textures, and design balances to make people comfortable and to integrate the components of a room to reflect the individual and the environment. Her pieces blend traditional craftsmanship using only New Zealand Fernmark wool and the crisp lines of modern design.

A Board Member of the DeYoung Museum Textile Arts Council, Goran has received the International Award for Design Excellence every year since 2001. She holds post graduate degrees in psychology and art therapy. She is the daughter of seminal abstract painter Ruth Haller Pedersen. Her studio, Current Carpets, recently moved to The Ranch Center next to Two Fish Baking Company at The Sea Ranch. Her carpets and interior designs have been featured in magazine and newspaper articles across the country. To view her work on-line, go to

This presentation promises to be informative for anyone not only interested in learning how to better decorate a room but also interested in conveying a message to the viewer.

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.