MEMPHIS CALLIGRAPHY GUILD: THE BEAUTY OF CALLIGRAPHY
Dixon Gallery and Gardens / 4339 Park Ave. October 4, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Linda Boswell, Holly Combs, Carole Foster, George Harmeling, Sandra Hudson, Cameila Johns, Keith Kunkel, Peggy Kunkel, Patricia Landers, Judy Meagher, Beth Mitchell, Maggie Naylor, Ann Rabinovitz, Dixie Ryall, Maggie Sherard, Bill Womack
Calligraphy, the art of writing beautifully, is an ancient tradition with historical roots in Middle Eastern, East Asian, and European cultures. Founded in 1987, the Memphis Calligraphy Guild celebrates calligraphy and the resulting gestural art. The non-profit society promotes the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy and related arts, holding regular meetings and offering frequent workshops. The Beauty of Calligraphy brings together nearly forty examples of calligraphy from seventeen members of the guild, both past and present. Ranging from envelope calligraphy to larger illustrations, the exhibition encompasses a wide variety of examples of this highly individualistic practice that makes manifest the relationship between visual art and written language.