Candlelight and wine talk on oriental rugs


WOODBURY — Karen Reddington-Hughes will talk about oriental rugs and the stories that they tell at Flanders’ Natalie Van Vleck Studio Friday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. Hand-knotted, vegetable-dyed and crafted in many countries, oriental rugs offer a snapshot into the lives of the weavers that so beautifully craft them. The symbolism and primitive artwork that are woven into them with are often a reflection of the environment of the artisan and are different in each region.

Karen Reddington-Hughes

Karen Reddington-Hughes

Karen Reddington-Hughes is the owner of Abrash Galleries, which features antique, semi-antique and modern rugs in a gallery setting. She is an experienced designer, who worked with corporate and private interior designers for more than 20 years. Articles on Karen’s shop and expertise have been published in “Better Homes and Gardens” and “Renovation Style Magazine.” A graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, she has worked in the fields of design and journalism and has lectured at museums and college campuses on the history and design of the Oriental rug. She is active in the Woodbury area as the president of the Woodbury Antiques Dealers Association, a member of the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust Art Committee, board member of the Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation, Advisory Board member of the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition and member of the Tribury Rotary.

This event is part of a continuing series of art lectures at Flanders that focus on the relationship between art and the environment. The talk will include wine and cheese and will be held at Flanders Van Vleck Studio at 5 Churchill Road in Woodbury. The fee is $8 for members; $10 nonmembers. Seating is limited. Reservations are suggested by calling 203-263-3711, ext. 10.


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