This painting, gifted to the LSC Arts Program in 2011 by Ed & Mimi Hurtubis and Christian Jorgensen, carries the story of an accomplished CSU alumna who struggled with debilitating illness. Cynthia Hurtubis graduated in 1988 from the CSU Interior Design Program. She worked in that field until she was diagnosed with a fatal bone marrow disease in 1997. Cynthia’s paintings turned to the subject of what was happening in her body, images of the body and of health. Sadly, Cynthia died in 2003 at the age of 37.
Ed & Mimi Hurtubis, her loving parents, approached the Arts Program out of a desire to have one of their beloved daughter’s works present in the LSC. In short order, the generous gift was accepted, and now Bone Marrow graces the halls of the LSC, as both memorial to a talented artist and inspiration to CSU students.