Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


On the Cover | January 27, 2016

learn more about the issue's cover art by Michael Gehrke

Swift” by Michael Gehrke
Watercolor on paper, 18” x 24”

Michael Gehrke is a recent UWEC graduate, receiving a BFA degree in illustration and minor in Japanese. He works mainly in watercolor, pencil, and digital painting.

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 (the wolf in the picture) and a group of other creatures on a quest to save the forest. The story is very much a fantasy, and came from a bedtime story Mike told his son Gabe over the course of three months.

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

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.