Fall 2022 Context Exhibit

View the University Library's fall 2022 Context Exhibit, “The Red, Pride & Blues of a Military B.R.A.T.” by Marilyn (Finley) Huerta. The exhibit is on display in the 3rd floor exhibit area of the Kellogg Library building and on the Library's website.

“The Red, Pride & Blues of a Military B.R.A.T.” is a collection of mixed media works of art created by Marilyn (Finley) Huerta, a CSUSM double alumna (B.A. in Visual Arts and M.A. in Sociological Practice) and the Public Affairs Communication Specialist II for the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She also teaches “Art Healing” for the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care, is a Council Member for the Military Affairs Council for North San Diego Chamber of Commerce, and serves as the Communication Director for VETART.Org. Marilyn is passionate about serving those who serve our country.

The exhibit contains paintings and mixed media pieces that focus on the importance of family, faith, and country. It also speaks of loyalty, love, loss, and strength. Several of the art pieces reflect her mother and grandmothers who supported her and took care of the homeland for Marilyn and her little brothers when her father was deployed. Another piece honors the 13 fallen service members killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 26, 2021.

“Any time a military member is lost, it affects more than just that member’s immediate family. The loss is felt across the nation,” Marilyn said.

The CSUSM University Library Context Exhibit Series (or simply Context) is a long-standing instructionally related Library program designed to support student learning and research and to foster community discussion and engagement through the use of art. Each semester, the Library invites artists from all over the country to display their talent in the 3rd floor of the Kellogg Library building and virtually on the Library's website.

Classes visit the exhibit each semester as part of their co-curricular experience on campus. Context provides a compelling, engaging venue for research and learning outside the classroom while supporting the curriculum.

For more information or to schedule exhibit class visits or guided tours, contact Outreach Librarian, Rosa Rodriguez at ryrodriguez@csusm.edu | (760) 750-4394