Drawings of Sonoma's historic buildings at Heritage Center
THE MACKINTOSH HACIENDA on the Huichica Ranch at 2030 Napa Road, Vineburg, circa 1910, as drawn by Barbara White Perry.
The Sonoma League of Historic Preservation will host an exhibition of work done by Baraba White Perry at the Heritage Center of the Maysonnave House at 291 First St. E.
The display opens with an artist's reception on Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. with wine, cheese and dessert from the Cookie King.
The exhibit includes ink drawings featuring some of Sonoma Valley's most intriguing historic homes and barns. Also in the show are drawings of vistas and structures lost to development, neglect or time; and properties that won the Sonoma League's Award of Excellence.
Drawings of these properties are accompanied by stories of their histories.
Perry is well-know for her work drawing and documenting homes, barns, vistas and buildings of Sonoma and the Valley. She began her ink drawings for the jeague's newsletter in 1998.
"You don't have to look far to be inspired. In Sonoma, every walk, every drive motivates me to draw or paint," Perry said.
A series of her ink drawings was first exhibited at the Heritage Center in 2008. Her most recent exhibit was June 2010 at the gallery at Hooker House featuring her oil paintings.
Perry and her husband, Fred Perry, won an Award of Honor at the Sonoma League's Preservation Awards event in 1999 for the design and construction of their home on Old Winery Road.