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Jan. 18, 2010

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – The drawings and mixed media of Li Hu will be on display in the Viterbo University Gallery in an exhibit entitled “The Rape of Nanking” Wednesday, Jan. 27–Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Hu will present a slide lecture of his work to the Viterbo community at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Fine Arts Center room 219. The opening reception for his show will follow in the gallery from 4:30–6:30 p.m.

A Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Hu earned a bachelor’s degree in painting from Shanghai University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Dakota. The subject of much of his work is derived from specific historical and literary themes and his personal life experiences in China.

“The Rape of Nanking” deals with the documented atrocities committed by Japanese soldiers following the capture of the city of Nanking, China in 1937.

There is no admission fee to the gallery, which is located on the third floor of the Fine Arts Center on the Viterbo campus. The gallery is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. when school is in session.

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