Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Beauty of Navajo Weaving

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Beauty of Navajo Weaving

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The aesthetic beauty of Navajo weavings will go on display Friday, Sept. 26, at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center. "Navajo Weaving From the Santa Fe Collection, 1971-1996" will feature more than 50 weavings on loan from a stellar private collection. The exhibit of Navajo rugs will emphasize textiles as visual art and focus on the artistic range of modern Navajo weaving from the American Southwest.

The guest curator is Ann Lane Hedlund, associate professor of anthropology at Arizona State University, who has put together interpretive stations in the exhibition gallery for hands-on spinning and weaving opportunities, a dye chart with samples and a map of the weaving regions in the Navajo Nation. Museum goers also will be able to listen to audio tapes of the sounds of weaving and enjoy a card sorting "game" to compare their design perceptions with those of the Navajo weavers.

This exhibition will remain on display through Dec. 28. A full- color catalogue is available.

Incidentally, the Hall's Prix de West Society is planning an October trip to New York City, which should be fun. Call the Hall for more information.

Tasteful occasion

One of the city's premier "tasting" events, Taste of Oklahoma City, is coming up Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Cowboy Hall, sponsored by and benefiting the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Oklahoma City. This is their 19th year to sponsor this benefit, which includes live and silent auctions.

Among the auction items are round-trip tickets to New York City and footballs autographed by Lynn Swann and Barry Switzer. Lt. Gov. Mary Fallin will be the featured speaker. Reservations are $75 per person and may be purchased by calling 943-8075.

Happy 65th, Jackie!

Not one but two parties this past weekend celebrated the birthday of auto dealer extraordinaire Jackie Cooper. (Of course, his natal date was yesterday, but you know parties are always better on the weekend!)

The first was a small, intimate party for longtime friends of Jackie and his wife, Barbara, mostly from Yukon. …

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