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 5Frazier History Museum