Issue #312 July 27, 2016
learn about this issue's cover art from Denise Walser-Kolar
“This work is the fourth painting in a series of 25, inspired by the work of Joris Hoefnagel. All of the subjects are meaningful to me. The blue jay feather was floating in my birdbath. I found the dead cicada at my parent’s house. The cardinal egg was from a nest that was ..."
Issue #311 July 13, 2016
learn about this issue's cover art from Lukas Carlson
Issue #310 June 29, 2016
artwork by Kelly Boyea
"The piece 'Pinnacle' is a bleed monotype from a semester of study into the art of serigraphy. As a monotype this is a unique print and being a ‘bleed monotype’ ..."
Issue #308 June 15, 2016
learn more about this issue's cover art by Jody Balow
painter by Judy Balow
“This painting was done with oil paint and a variety of palette knives. The canvas is covered with a dark gray acrylic gesso (primer). This provides depth as some of the dark comes through the layers of paint ..."
Issue #307 June 1, 2016
learn more about this issue's cover art by Marc Anderson
artwork by Marc Anderson
“It is important for artists to flex different muscles – from time to time –stylistically, with mediums, and subject matter. This heron was a fun departure from the more serious illustration ..."
Issue #306 May 18, 2016
photos by Jessica Mongeon
“The ‘Camouflage Installation’ revolves around the idea of context. I started with a series of paintings that are reminiscent of mushrooms or geodes, and installed them in a variety of ...
Issue #305 May 4, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Paula Gorski
"I struggled with drawing in the traditional sense but was allowed the freedom to merge drawing with mixed media. Wonder Bread was cheap so I made a series of autobiographical laminated bread portrait pieces ..."
Issue #304 April 20, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Jesse Aylsworth
“‘Manipulating the Spectrum’ was a reaction to a large 4’ x 8’ diptych that I had been painting on intensely for three months. After I finished that painting, I stretched, primed, and painted this canvas over the course of one weekend ..."
Issue #303 April 6, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Christopher Bartlett
“Weston Valley was taken in the middle of December before the snow had fallen. An overcast day perfectly complimented the fading autumn colors. The trees would lose their leaves shortly thereafter.”
Issue #302 March 23, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Jeff Nelson
Issue #301 March 9, 2016
learn more about our cover art from Cheyanne January
“This piece embodies the phenomenon of existence in the endless cycle of life. It started by reading the Edvard Munch quote: ‘From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.’ From ..."
Issue #299 February 10, 2016
artwork by Charles Davis
“Ballerina” Mixed Media 11” x 17” by Charles Davis Charles Davis is a self-taught artist who started drawing comic books and branched into other genres. This piece, which has been displayed at Acoustic Cafe, was inspired by a photo he ran across at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Issue #298 January 27, 2016
learn more about the issue's cover art by Michael Gehrke
This piece was made to be part of Mike’s senior exhibit, which including two other large watercolor paintings and eight pages of a graphic novel. The graphic novel follows the story of Swift ...
Issue #297 January 13, 2016
learn more about the issue's cover art by Melville Georgakopoulos
Issue #296 December 23, 2015
learn more about the issue's cover art by Tom Weniger
“Nuthatch on the Duncan” by Tom Weniger “The Marsh Rainbow Bridge is one of the most prominent landmarks in Chippewa Falls, Wis. Arching gracefully over beautiful Duncan Creek, it was built in 1916 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Just downstream from here, Duncan Creek ...
Issue #295 December 9, 2015
learn more about the issue's cover art by Lara Cornell
illustrated by Laura Cornell
“Bold and bright colors are my preference, along with botanical elements from nature. Having been raised in a quiet wooded area of southern ..."
Issue #294 November 25, 2015
photos by Aaron Huff
“It was Christmas Eve when this photo was born. A few friends of mine and I went driving through the woods with our cameras. We didn’t have anything in particular we wanted to photograph, we just wanted to be inspired, and that I was when I saw my friend Sami’s back against this ginormous tree ..."
Issue #293 November 11, 2015
"Painted with heavy acrylics and oils as a part of the “Weeping Tree Series,” this piece was inspired by the fever that kicks in for many at the start of hunting season. The leaves change, the air gets cooler, and the whitetails begin the rut. As a sensitive soul, Katie uses nature and human emotion ..."
Issue #292 October 28, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art from Alexis Delve
design by Alexis Delve
Alexis is the owner of Red Tea Photography in Eau Claire. Determined to be poor forever, Alexis graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in photography and a certificate in women’s studies. Undeterred from putting her education to good use, Alexis specializes in “fun and stress-free photography” ...
Issue #291 October 14, 2015
learn more about this issue's cover art from Adam Dorn
photos by Adam Dorn
“New to the area, I knew I wanted to find the darkest skies in Eau Claire County. I set out for Coon Fork County Park just outside of Augusta. It was midnight. I pulled up to the dike of the park and set up. I couldn’t believe how dark the sky was out there. I set up with the shoreline stretching off into the distance ...