At a calligraphy exhibit, you expect to see exemplary penmanship and beautiful paper. You might not expect to see glass bowls, sculpture and collages.
AlphaMark, a traveling international exhibit, demonstrates the variety and versatility of calligraphic art. The show, now at the Wilson Center, includes 72 pieces by 48 artists from Japan, Canada, South Africa and the United States.
One of the works, Golden Garden, is by Jacksonville artist Bobbi Yoffee.
Besides the gold lettering on black paper, which is a passage from the Old Testament's Song of Songs (Song of Solomon), Yoffee's piece includes handmade paper, thread and gouache, a type of opaque watercolor. …