Designer at Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore Educates Institute for Learning and Retirement on Fine Rugs
Virginia Beach, VA, June 19, 2012 – A lecture on fine rugs was given to The Institute for Learning in Retirement at Old Dominion University (ODU-ILR) at Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore. Diane Samareh, a designer at the store, spoke to 35 members of this organization on Friday June 15, 2012. There were 35 people in attendance.
“I thoroughly enjoyed giving this lecture,” said Diane. “They were so interested in understanding how rugs can be functional art and really can be an heirloom piece.”
The lecture also included the history and construction of Persian rugs, how area rugs are used in room design today, and the care and maintenance of fine rugs.
If interested in organizing a lecture on the art, design, and weaving of fine rugs, please call Diane at call Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore at 486-6600.
Having studied the art of rug making around the world over the past 40 years, Mark Gonsenhauser is an expert on the materials, methods of weaving, and the art of fine Oriental rugs and carpets. He has been a guest lecturer at Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College as well as a guest curator at the Chrysler Museum of Art. Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore can be found online at www.igotyourrug.com.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a group of retirement-age people who enjoy intellectually stimulating classes and discussions with their peers. ODU-ILR is a member organization affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network. Learn more about this group at www.oduilr.com.
By Mandy Berkowitz
The Image Marketing Group