Issue #312 July 27, 2016

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #308 June 15, 2016

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #307 June 1, 2016

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #305 May 4, 2016

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #304 April 20, 2016

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #303 April 6, 2016

On the Cover | 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.”

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Issue #301 March 9, 2016

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #299 February 10, 2016

On The Cover | 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.

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Issue #296 December 23, 2015

On the Cover | 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 ...

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Issue #294 November 25, 2015

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #293 November 11, 2015

On the Cover | 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 ..."

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Issue #292 October 28, 2015

On the Cover | 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” ...

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Issue #291 October 14, 2015

On the Cover | 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 ...

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