‘The Art Of Drifting:
 The Watercolors Of Harlan Hubbard’

Artist, writer and environmentalist Harlan Hubbard (1900-88) had an interesting way of painting his watercolors. He would get in a boat, row upstream, then paint as he flowed downstream with the current. Around 90 watercolor paintings from his “art of drifting” days (his name for the technique) will be on display at the Frazier History Museum. Co-curated by Peter Morrin and John Begley, it’s the largest exhibition of Hubbard’s watercolors. “The work is incredibly spontaneous, joyful, fresh and improvisatory,” Morrin said. Hubbard scholar Jessica Whitehead is publishing a book on the watercolors next year. The opening is Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20-MAY 5

Frazier History Museum
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829 W. Main St.
http://fraziermuseum.org

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‘The Art Of Drifting:
 The Watercolors Of Harlan Hubbard’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

 

 

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