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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE December 2013

Not what you’d expect to see in a coffee house

Find out what students from one class created


12/18/2013

Turning the popular Coffee Grounds student-run coffee house in Katharine Blunt residence hall into a gallery of sorts, students taking “Shodo: The Art of Japanese Brushwork” recently put their own calligraphy on display.

The exhibit, “Nature in Ink,” featured more than a dozen calligraphy pieces by students taking the class taught by Sayumi Takahashi Harb, assistant professor of Japanese literature and culture.

“The idea was for students to learn more about East Asian culture and history by actually doing it,” Harb said.

The assignment was twofold, Harb said: Each student had to create a work of Japanese calligraphy, and the whole class had to work together to curate the exhibit.