ALEXANDRIA, LA.- The Alexandria Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of its first exhibit of 2005, Observations - The Sketchbooks, Paintings and Architecture of Errol Barron, FAIA. The exhibit will run through March 12, 2005. A noted architect, painter and Professor of architecture and drawing at Tulane, Mr. Barron has for over 25 years, regularly used sketchbooks to record ideas, events and observations from daily life.
From a collection of over one hundred volumes, sixty will be shown in the exhibition along with 30 paintings and photographs of buildings that grew out of the sketches. The drawings record a number of subjects - landscapes (both European and American), buildings, objects, people and humorous cartoons providing an unusual perspective on the way ideas are gathered, on the creative process itself and on the connection between painting and architecture.
A full color catalog containing a comprehensive representation of the exhibit will accompany the exhibition with essays by Dr. Richard Gruber, Director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, one of Mr. Barron's projects and by Mr. Barron.