The Driftless Historium is hosting "Scenic Landscapes & Living, Flowing Water," a limited-time free exhibit of assorted works by Blue Mounds-based watercolorist Jonathan Rooney. now through January 19, 2020. Rooney’s bold, lively colors and semi-abstract, nature-inspired landscapes are fresh, modern and engaging. Rooney began painting in earnest in 2008, under the mentorship of local artist Peg Ginsberg at her studio, Peg Ginsberg Watercolors —but art has always been a quiet presence in his life. Rooney’s residency at the Driftless Historium is rendered even more poignant by the fact that his great-great-great-uncle was Ebenezer Brigham, Dane County’s first permanent settler, with a robust presence in Wisconsin’s early history. Rooney’s art display is viewable in the Kalscheur Family Foundation Community Education Room, Monday to Friday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. For more information, call 608-437-6486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.