Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


On the Cover | May 27, 2015

learn more about this issue's cover art by Emily Nau

illustrated by Emily Nau

Edgar Allan Pugby Emily Nau
watercolor and ink, 8.5” x 6.75”

Emily Nau is a graduate of UWEC. She received a BFA in Illustration and is currently working on a children’s book for Orange Hat Publishing.

“When I was living in Eau Claire, I could not afford cable TV, so YouTube became my main form of entertainment. One of the YouTubers I follow shared that he got a new puppy named Edgar Allan Pug. This news reminded me of a portrait assignment from a previous class. The teacher had us create three portraits, one of which had to be an author. He warned that Edgar Allen Poe was the most depicted/illustrated author and it would be wise to steer clear of him as a subject. I decided to create a portrait of Edgar Allan Poe unlike any other. My work mainly consists of portraits, and I always strive to capture the essence of my subject.” – The Artist

Volume One finds its cover art in a number of ways, from local art shows to random emails to knowing someone who knows someone who knows a great artist. The art always originates from a current or former Chippewa Valley resident. If you'd like to submit cover art, send us a letter.


Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.