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Chu exhibit opens Thursday

Published February 04. 2014 4:00AM

One of the most beloved professors in Connecticut College history was the late Charles Chu, who created and served as Professor Emeritus of the school's Chinese program. He was also a brilliant watercolor painter and calligrapher whose works and vision are housed on campus in the Chu-Griffis Collection, located in Charles E. Shain Library. On Thursday, a separate exhibition, "The Tao of Charles Chu," opens with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the Gallery at Firehouse Square in New London. The show consists of 24 never-before-seen works from the Chu family's private collection - 22 of which will be for sale. Through March 1. The Gallery at Firehouse Square, 239 Bank St., New London. Hours 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; (860) 443-0344, firehousesquare.com.

- Rick Koster

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