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.
Made during the opening reception of Divergence of Light on August 23, 2016. Shadwell was featured in the show along with Davanna Wilkins, whose “breathing sculptures” are shown in the very front.
They featured cockroaches, used dipers, and trashbags. They aimed to explore the contrast between light and dark, attraction and repulsion, and representation and abstraction. Shadwell wants to disrupt the hierarchy in art by elevating subjects usually hidden from view.
Shadwell is an associate professor of Drawing at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
Hummer graduated with a BFA in drawing in 2012. This piece was purchased from her show in the Hallery in 2016. Hummer is the creator and illustrator of the comic Flat Track Furies, which is about five female superheroes who fight crime and play roller derby. Hummer is an avid roller derby player herself.