Schneider Museum of Art

Two shows — "Jewels of the Navajo Loom: The Rugs of Teec Nos Pos" and paintings by contemporary Portland artist Eva Lake — will be displayed through Sept. 8 at the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

Erika Leppmann, the museum's interim director, says the bold colors, shapes and patterns in the hand-woven rugs are echoed in Lake's works.

Thirty rugs — ranging in size from 2 by 3 feet to 6 by 14 feet — will hang in the museum's three, back galleries. The rugs were made between 1905 and 1950 by Navajo weavers, living near the Teec Nos Pos trading post in northeastern Arizona. All the rugs were borrowed from Ruth K. Belikove's private collection.

The rugs have multiple borders, geometric patterns and intense reds, and some have recognizable designs such as a corn stalk, arrow or feather, Leppmann says.

Lake's nonobjective oil-on-canvas paintings are taken from three of her shows: "Drape," "The Richter Scale" and "Take Off." They will be displayed in the front gallery.

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