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Artist Peg Hansen created her rug with the butterfly motif to reflect the new beginning rug hooking is giving the Guatemalan women.

Power, imagination merge in Guatemalan rugs

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Some art shows happen quickly and some are years in the making. The story behind the new show at Red Wing Depot Gallery began in 2009, thousands of miles away from Red Wing.


The exhibit "Handcrafted Rugs by Women of Guatemala" opens today and runs through June 23. There will an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. today.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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