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Masako Inkyo's Japanese Calligraphy on display at Connecticut College Oct. 21 - Dec. 14

NEW LONDON, Conn. - "Spectrum of Black and White: The Art of Masako Inkyo," a Japanese calligraphy exhibition, will be on display in Connecticut College's Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Shain Library, Oct. 21 - Dec. 14. There will be an opening reception and calligraphy demonstration by the artist Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m.

The exhibition is the first in the state for Inkyo, a renowned calligraphy master and artist based in New York. "Spectrum of Black and White" will include five works by Inkyo displayed along with select calligraphy works from the Charles Chu collection to demonstrate the continuities and contrasts between contemporary Japanese calligraphy - known as shodo - and the Chinese calligraphic tradition.

Inkyo teaches shodo at the Japan Society in New York and serves as the official shodo artist for the automaker Infiniti. Her brushwork can be seen in the 2010 commercials for the Infiniti G Series. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles, with additional support from the Elie Wiesel Chair in Religious Studies and the departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Art History and Architectural Studies, and Art. For library hours, visit

About Connecticut College Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning. For more information, visit

October 8, 2010