Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


On the Cover | May 2, 2018

learn more about Volume One's cover art from Joe Maurer

“Lake Manoomin: River of Islands”
by Joe Maurer
Acrylic on Wood Panel, 18”x24”

Joe Maurer invites outside fields like Jungian psychology to influence and inform what he creates. He observes that most thoughts refuse to be named.

“Manoonmin is the Ojibwe name for wild rice. Looking at Lake Menomin as an impoundment for sediment and phosphorus and looking at the ‘Wetlands Bill’ which does not value these landscapes, I decided it would be worthy, or at least therapeutic, to imagine an alternate future. This image is from a series looking at dam removal on the Red Cedar River. While this act would not ameliorate issues of phosphorus runoff, at least it has the potential to create a landscape where wildlife could thrive. This is an idea about a future ‘nature culture’ society. Menomonie would be built around a giant wetland. Raised paths could circulate around tamarack bogs and wild rice could be re-established. ” – 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 message.


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.