CSUSM Fall Library Exhibit: More than Casinos

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Untitled by by Gerald Clarke

“Untitled” by Gerald Clarke is one of the art pieces that will be on display at the CSUSM Kellogg Library Exhibit, More than Casinos: California Indian Culture, Contributions and Communities, beginning Tuesday, Sep. 25 and running through Friday, Dec. 14.

The Kellogg Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) announces a new art exhibit titled, More than Casinos: California Indian Culture, Contributions and Communities beginning Tuesday, Sep. 25 and running through Friday, Dec. 14. The exhibit area is on the third floor and is free and open to the public during all library hours.

Featuring a range of traditional and contemporary artwork, textiles, basketry and photography from regional Native American artists, the exhibit is intended to showcase a more holistic view of contemporary American Indian people.

“This exhibit was born out of an idea to challenge misconceptions that many people have about today’s California Indians,” commented Joely Proudfit, CSUSM associate professor and director of the  University’s California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center.

She explained that a recent student survey conducted by one of her classes on campus revealed that stereotypes about Native Americans still persist. For instance, Native Americans are frequently perceived as being wealthy due to gaming revenues when in reality a limited number of reservations own tribal government gaming establishments.  “Many people see us in relation to the casinos, but there is so much more – there are many layers to California Indians,” Proudfit said.

More than Casinos will challenge those misconceptions and communicate multiple Native points of view on issues within California Indian communities.

The opening reception and meet and greet with artists will be held on Tuesday, Sep. 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Kellogg Library Reading Room. RSVP online at http://morethancasinos.eventbrite.com/. More than Casinos is made possible by the CSUSM California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center, CSUSM Division of Community Engagement and Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) funds.

For more information, contact Outreach Librarian Melanie Chu at mchu@csusm.edu or 760.750.4378.

What:  CSUSM Fall Library Exhibit, titled More than Casinos: California Indian Culture, Contributions and Communities.

When: Tuesday, Sep. 25 through Friday, Dec. 14. An opening reception and meet and greet with artists will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Sep. 25 in the Kellogg Library Reading Room.  RSVP at http://morethancasinos.eventbrite.com/. The exhibit area is on the third floor and is free and open during all library hours. See map of library and directions to campus.

Where: Kellogg Library at California State University San Marcos, located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot utilizing the daily permit machines.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. Eighty-five percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.